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See You in Rio

by Wendy Luck

Recorded in Rio,with the rhythm section of the legendary Joao Bosco, this Brazilian jazz CD features the lush and sensual sounds of vocalist/flutist Wendy Luck, performing a sophisticated yet accessible array of delicious Brazilian repertoire.
Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova
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1. See You in Rio
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2. Only Trust Your Heart
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3. London Samba
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4. After the Dance
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5. Why Did I Choose You
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6. Fotografia
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7. Serrado
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8. A Man Who Loves
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9. Prelude: Cafe
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10. Cafe 1930
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11. Bonita
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12. Apanhei-Te, Cavaquinho
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13. Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5
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14. Rio After Dark
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The sounds of Brazil – sultry, delicious, heartfelt - a music that has always moved my soul…

When pianist/producer/arranger Cliff Korman suggested we record in Rio with the Brazilian masters -
Nelson Faria, Ney Conceição, Kiko Freitas (the rhythm section of the legendary João Bosco, and with choro band and chorus, it was a dream come true. Percussion wizard Cyro Baptista and guest bassist Sergio Brandão recorded their signature sounds here in New York City, which helped to bring Rio home. The palm trees, sand, sea, and sun of Ipanema, Corcovado, and Arpoador whisper a lush landscape where the sensual sounds of bossa nova, samba, and choro are born. Let the music carry you there.
Join me… and I’ll See You in Rio!

WENDY LUCK, flutist, vocalist, composer/improviser, received an MA in Composition/ Performance/ Multimedia from NYU and a BFA with Honors in Flute Performance from the University of Wisconsin. Her earlier incarnation included orchestra and chamber music performing in New York (Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall), the Rome Festival Orchestra in Italy, France, the Aspen Music festival, studying flute at the Conservatory in Nice, France with J.P.Rampal , and composing music. Other significant flute teachers were: Julius Baker, Sam Baron, Ransom Wilson, Alain Marion, Tom Nyfenger, Harvey Estrin.

Her interest in jazz led to venues in New York including a four year engagement as lead vocalist/flutist with the Rainbow Room Big Band, while continuing to perform with Latin/Jazz ensemble Southern Exposure. Performances include appearances at Windows on the World, The Waldorf Astoria, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, the Kitchen, Cornelia Street Cafe and many other clubs in Manhattan. Performances also include the Tropicana, Resorts International, and Caesar's in Atlantic City as the opening act for David Brenner, Dr. Ruth, and Julio Iglesis, and others.

She has had experience working and recording with jazz/avant garde greats that include Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Oliver Lake, Marion Brown, Ed Blackwell, Dave Holland, Karl Berger, Wallace Roney, Anthony Braxton, Bob Moses, Jack DeJohnette, Sam Rivers, and Tyrone Brown. A series of concerts featuring her music with Allen Ginsberg reading his poetry, took place at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Wendy Luck has appeared in theater, and on television and radio. She has also performed regularly at New York's comedy clubs, The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, and Dangerfield's, combining music and comedy. As an eight year member of the zany, all female, musical comedy group The Outcasts, she performed the NYC comedy club circuit on a regular basis.

Wendy Luck, internationally recognized flutist, vocalist, and composer, has concertized in Italy, Poland, Germany, Budapest, Morocco, Portugal, Greece, Egypt, Israel. Performing with the 20th/21st Century New York Composers Ensemble led by Dinu Ghezzo, the group has premiered many original works including Songs of Sorrow/Songs of Hope, dedicated to the events of 9/11. Ms. Luck has also worked with the New Music groups Mad Coyote, created by Jerome Kitzke, Carmen Moore's Sky Music Ensemble, as well as participating as co-creator with Jerome Kitzke of the improvisation duo Breath and Bone.

Ms. Luck has released two CDs of her own original music -The Ancient Key, recorded inside the Great Pyramid, and The Ancient Journey, recorded in the temples along the Nile. In performance, she utilizes the uniquely edited video footage taken during her experience in Egypt. This unusual performance piece integrates her playing live with the footage, creating a multidimensional musical experience. She has most recently been asked by the Egyptian Embassy to become a "Music Ambassador of Peace", performing her music at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.


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Don Lewis

Excellent CD, It will carry you to Rio
This is a great CD that starts off strong with the title song and holds up from start to finish. Although the melodies are catchy, the songs are complex enough to not become boring, even after repeated listening. Wendy Luck's voice is youthful and airy. It blends perfectly with the Bosa Nova style of the music. An added bonus are her stylish flute riffs which add another dimension to the music. The musicianship is top notch throughout and spotlights great Brasilian players. Listen for complex percussion, graceful acoustic guitar, and nimble piano licks. All in all, this CD is Top Notch! The music makes you feel good! You won't be disappointed!

masayuki iwata

Another historic Bossa album,I LOVE this!
Sometime you disappointed to "kind of things" of Bossa albums but this Album will never do that way. Relax,Smooth,and Jazzy...and clear summer sky above,gentle breeze on your cheek...this album gives you those feelings when you in the mood of Bossa.Truly a great album

Christine Ghezzo

Perfect summer dream time music.
Wendy's Brazilian recording is soothing, positive, sweet and
sultry. Perfect summer dream time music. A merging of traditional Brazilian
jazz instruments, and American (English) lyrics. We are enjoying it very
much.