Ithamara Koorax

  • country:Brazil
  • region:Rio de Janeiro
  • style(s):Jazz
  • artist posted by:BarraventoArtes


Accolades (ultima parte):

“Almost all albums are low-toned, and only Serenade in Blue shines...It’s so well organized. The sound deals the vocal and the instruments equally, but the vocal is never buried. No special effects on the tone...There’s a very nice contrast of rhythm and vocal. It shall comes from the well-constructed arrangements... Just cool strings accompany the charm of the sound...It’s very interesting to recording engineers, and recommended to audio fans. One of the best CD sounds of the year”.
Shinji Otsuka – Swing Journal

“The woman with the well sounding name and the 4-octave voice has support of noted musicians...a cool mix of samba, bossa, funk, jazz and lounge...In Portuguese, English and French, Ithamara finds new ways of doing classic songs. Rating: 5 stars”
Berthold Klostermann – Stereo Magazine

“One of the best jazz albums of the year, along with the new releases by McCoy Tyner, John McLaughlin and Brad Mehldau”
Doobop Jazz Magazine

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work with such a great artist as Ithamara, one of the best singers in the world! I feel very fortunate for the chance of having my songs covered by a singer of her stature, gifted with the highest musicality, the most impeccable technique, the most incredible vocal range and the most impressive emotional power I ever encountered in any Brazilian singer”
Luiz Bonfá

“One of the best singers in the current scene. Period.”
Antonio Carlos Jobim

“It`s a wonderful album and Ithamara sounds wonderful. I have long thought that the future of jazz would benefit from more knowledge by American musicians of South America music. Your album reinforces this belief...One of my favorite singers in the world was Elis Regina. She would, I’m sure, love your work.”
Phil Woods

“It’s amazing how large an orchestral sound she got from a small ensemble...Ithamara sings with fire and passion...I’m thrilled that Ithamara wants to perform my music and sing my songs”
Dave Brubeck

“Koorax is from Rio de Janeiro, and her Rio upbringing is evident throughout this excellent pop-jazz effort...Wheter she’s turning her attention to “Mas Que Nada”, “Brazil” or the French pop classic “Un Homme et Une Femme”, Rio’s sensuous, caressing influence asserts itself. Koorax, to her credit, has no problem singing convincingly in three languages: Portuguese, English and French...Her English is excellent – if anything, her accent is a major asset because it’s quite charming...”Serenade in Blue” makes one hope that a lot more Koorax albums will become available in North America. Rating: 4 stars”
Alex Henderson – All Music Guide

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