Téka | Watercolours of Brazil

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Watercolours of Brazil

by Téka

The rich palette of music styles that comes from Brazil. A sultry bossa nova journey.
Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova
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1. Mas que nada
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2. O morro não tem vez
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3. Cravo e Canela
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4. Berimbau / Consolação (medley)
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5. Meu mestre coração
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6. Pedro Brasil
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7. Prato Feito
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8. O amor em paz
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9. A Felicidade
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10. Ladeira da preguiça
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11. Samba em Preludio
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12. Antes que seja tarde
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13. O Barquinho
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14. Tombo
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15. Common Ground
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Téka is an artist with roots firmly planted in Brazilian music.

Her music has become an interesting combination of the sensual rhythms of Brazil and Jazz.

Born into a very musical family, singing was part of growing up in Brazil. Very naturally, Teka fell under the spell of the choro, samba and bossa nova, and from an early age, she began soaking up the sounds of American Jazz.

Her studies include a degree in Music Education and Arts from São Paulo State University, Jazz Studies at Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music, as well as Improvisation and Flute. Téka has not only developed exquisite control over her warm vocals but she is also a refined guitarist accompanying herself with energy and charm.

Contralto, born in Londrina-Brazil, her credits span a wide variety of events, including some renown Jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals; as well as her home town The Santa Barbara International Jazz Festival for three consecutive years, sharing the 1999 night with the great Tito Puente and Lalo Shiffrin.

A 1993 nominee for the Boston Music Award for outstanding Latin Act, she has also performed and recorded with many artists. Among them, her husband composer Páris Psaros on a CD entitled Garden Planet.

In a departure from Brazilian Jazz, she appeared as soloist with the Santa Barbara Oratorio Chorale in their 1995 California premiere and 1997 performances of Canto General by Mikis Theodorakis and Pablo Neruda.

Téka describes her music as New Bossa. Sophisticated as Bossa Nova and yet incorporating a more contemporary taste to it in her own unique way. A mix of undulating Bossa Nova and American Jazz.

Téka's route to the south cost came through Boston over a decade ago. Apart from been attracted to the city for it's famous music schools, she followed husband to be Páris Psaros who was studying Music Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music. She later enrolled at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and started performing professionally. It wasn't lack of success that brought Téka west; it was the weather. "We couldn't handle another winter" and Páris had been accepted for a Doctorate Program at UCSB.

Téka, Páris and their 5 year old daughter, made Santa Barbara their home where Téka performs most of the time and leads her own band. Her repertoire traverses Brazilian pop, American jazz and original songs.

On a given night, you might catch Téka and her group at Soho or at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center, or perhaps at the Lobero theather , or in a jazz club in Los Angeles. She and her husband have produced a CD entitled Garden Planet. Her new release, Watercolours of Brazil is yet another sample of the many tones Teka can present; from Cravo e Canela to Berimbau her control is always supreme.

Brazil, home of an infectious rhythm, the Samba, an enchanted city; Rio; and remarkable musicians you won't soon forget: Téka.


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Tony Morgan

Inspiring, peaceful and sexy vocals
Well done!
Great vocals and guitar playing.
Great arrangements and choice of songs.
Refreshing, peaceful, inspiring and sexy!

Tony Morgan

Inspiring, peaceful and sexy vocals
Well done!
Great vocals and guitar playing.
Great arrangements and choice of songs.
Refreshing, peaceful, inspiring and sexy!

Marcia Sanders

Awesome!!!
Great music!
Love you voice Teka.
I hope I can catch you live soon.
Thank for your beautiful talent!
Macia

Tom McCartney

Teka's has an amazing and relaxing voice. The repertoire is fantastic
Very well done.Great sound quality, arrangements and repertoire. Very classy!
Good blend between Brazilian and Jazz.
I just can't get enough of this CD.
Great!!!!

Diego McCartney

Simplesmente demais !
Porque não deixar um review na lingua MPB né? Simplesmente maravilhoso, um álbum para ouvir com o coração, obras primas da nossa música interpretadas de maneira maravilhosa, brilhante e doce. Ganhei o disco de uma pessoa muiiiito especial o que o torna ainda mais maravilhoso pra mim, mas seu talento e técnica são brilhantes, como os músicos que participaram do projeto, acredito que em uma época em que músicas de tão baixa qualidade estão na mídia, precisamos restaurar o que há de mais puro, bonito e genial da nossa música. Parabéns pelo trabalho, espero brevemente conhecer mais um ;o).

Richard Eigen

Loved it and so did my friend.
Ordered as gift to a friend. She and I have seen Teka twice and wanted more. The CD almost fulfills this desire.

Ppaetti

Un Disco Fabuloso
Este es un disco super impresionante con fusiones de Jazz con ritmos brasileiros. Teka es no solamente una cantante fanastica con acentos jazzeros de alto vuelo, sino q' tambien es una fantastica guitarrista.
Varias de las canciones mas importantes en este proyecto son: Mas Que Nada, Clavo & Canela, Common Ground y varias mas.
Ninguna coleccion seria de Jazz estaria completa sin esta majestuosidad...........

Lisa Wolf

FANTASTICA
Seriously talented artist, totally wonderful disk. The album is almost as good as catching her live!

Giovanna Menucelli

She is just amazing!
Beautiful voice,elegant arrangements and classy repertoire.
I am from Brazil and I loved this CD!

Mario Adnet

Watercolours Of Brazil
Good to listen to beatiful voice, great guitar playing, great arrangments and great band!
Congratulations!
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