Light My Fire CD
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Borrowing from an array of sources and singing in a variety of languages, Eliane Elias consistently forges a sound that appeals to listeners of every geographic locale and cultural persuasion. Light My Fire - wields this universal sound to explore the various corners of the human heart - from romance and passion to the shared joy of being alive and embracing everyone into the dance of life. Along with four compositions written or co-written by Elias herself, the album also includes covers of familiar works by songwriters as diverse as Jim Morrison and the Doors, pop icon Stevie Wonder and jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond. Elias weaves it all together into a cohesive whole by injecting each of the twelve songs with distinctly Brazilian grooves that alternate effortlessly between the fiery and passionate to the cool and sophisticated.
Backing Elias on Light My Fire is a crew of twelve high-caliber players, including special guests guitarist/vocalist Gilberto Gil and trumpeter Randy Brecker. The rhythm section - which has accompanied Elias on several of her most recent recordings - includes guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Paulo Braga. Also on hand to sing with Elias and Gil on "Toda Menina Baiana" is Elias' daughter, singer-songwriter Amanda Brecker. New to Elias' team is percussionist Marivaldo dos Santos, drummer Rafael Barata, guitarists Romero Lubambo and Ross Traut, and flutist Lawrence Feldman.
1. Rosa Morena
2. Stay Cool
3. Aquele Abraço
4. Light My Fire
5. Isto Aqui O Que É (Silver Sandal)
6. My Cherie Amour (English Version)
7. Toda Menina Baiana
9. Made In Moonlight
10. Turn To Me (Samba Maracatú)
11. Take Five
12. What About The Heart (Bate Bate)