Appeal and magic, sensuality and mysticism. These are just some of the feelings expressed in the new album by the Brazilian artist Rosalia De Souza, who relied upon Luciano Cantone’s artistic production, co-founder of the Schema Records and producer of the multi prize winner album “Handful Of Soul” by Mario Biondi.
“D’Improvviso” recalls places and tastes connected to the Brazilian music of the past and in particular to the sixties. A genuine album touched by a singular Afro-Jazz sound, whose compositions show several aspects expressed by the different essences of the huge Brazilian music tradition. Slavery, politics, cultural movements of the 50’s-60’s, shanty-towns and the importance of the mixture rhythm/harmony where the Brazilian music is more intensified than the other ones. Bossa nova, afro, jazz, pop. We are in front of a multiform project where valued instrumentalists like Fabrizio Bosso, Lorenzo Tucci, Pietro Ciancaglini e Luca Mannutza took part. This latter also performed in the arrangement phase of the record. The pieces in this album, whose recording phase ended in April this year, celebrate love for life in all of its shapes.
The work was planned entirely around a multifaceted weaving which comes from jazz, such as considering “Ondina”. This song both recalls the big tracks by Tom Jobim, well known as the master of the contamination between jazz and samba, and keeps a “fil rouge” with the previous artistic choice of “Brasil Precisa Balançar”. The project also reflects a typical traditional sound thanks to the four unreleased tracks which bear the signature of Toco: “Samba Longe”, “Dias De Carnaval”, “Coisa Séria” and “Acorda Manè”. Other music influences such as the boogaloo, the most famous Latin sound in America of the ‘60s, influenced the production of “Carolina Carol Bela”, the explosive single of the album which became successful thanks to Jorge Ben. Also “Luiza Manequim” shaped up that style, showing also an interesting and genuine rhythm’n’blues side of samba. This track will certainly express its essence in the clubs from all over the world. Typically afro-jazz are “Amanha”, another track written by Toco, “Banzo”, which bears the signature of the brothers Marcos and Paulo Sergio Valle, and “Candomblè”, written by Antonio Paulo, Danilo Caymmi and Edmundo Souto. Furthermore we find a tribute to all of those Brazilian trio/quartet bands of the sixties like Tampa Trio and Bossa Tres, whose sound was acoustic but also strong at the same time. To them are dedicated “Sambinha” and “O Cantador”, written by Dorival Caymmi and Nelson Motta.