Beyond Jobim: Alda Rezende Sextet with Doug de Vries

Alda Rezende Wellington Jazz Festival Image Marcia CharnizonBrazilian-born Wellingtonian Alda Rezende has had in mind performing a series of concerts featuring Brazilian composers and she starts in this 2014 Wellington Jazz Festival concert with Tom Jobim.

Jobim was one of the masterminds behind the bossanova mixture of jazz and samba that took off in the 1950s. One of the most well-known of his tunes is of course The Girl from Ipanema and Rezende pays tribute to it here with a combined Portuguese/Māori version.

Joining Rezende on stage are some of Wellington’s best loved performers and guest guitarist Doug de Vries.

Image: Alda Rezende Photo: Marcia Charnizon, courtesy of Wellington Jazz Festival

Alda Rezende (voice), Emilio Bertrand (acc), Noel Clayton (gtr/dir), Bruce Brown (pno), Paul Dyne (dbass), Roger Sellers (drms) Doug de Vries (guest gtr)

JOBIM/ MORAES: A Felicidade; JOBIM/ MORAES/ GIMBEL: Inutil Paisagem/ Useless Landscape; JOBIM/ MENDONCA: Meditation; JOBIM/ OLIVEIRA/ GILBERT: Dindi; JOBIM: Ligia; JOBIM/ LEES/ GILBERT: Bonita; JOBIM/ BUARQUE: Retrato em branco e preto; JOBIM/ MORAES: Eu sei que vou te amar; JOBIM/ MORAES: Chega de Saudade / No more Blues; JOBIM: Corcovado; JOBIM/ MENDONCA: One note Samba; JOBIM/ OLIVEIRA: So tinha que ser com voce; JOBIM/ BUARQUE: It looks like December; JOBIM: Fotografia; JOBIM/ MENDONCA: Desafinado; JOBIM/ MORAES: O morro nao tem vez; JOBIM/ BUARQUE: Piano na mangueira; JOBIM/ MORAES: Girl from Ipanema

Recorded in the Wellington Opera House by Radio New Zealand Concert