Brazilian singer-pianist Eliane Elias will celebrate 100 years of Samba on her upcoming album Dance of Time, out March 24 on Concord Records. Elias, long acclaimed for her Brazilian and non-Brazilian albums (one being a superb tribute to the late Chet Baker), is delving deeply for this album, recorded in Brazil. She's joined by a number of guests, among them ex-husband and trumpeter Randy Brecker, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, Mark Kibble of Take 6, pianist Amilton Godoy (with whom she plays a duet), and guitarists Toquinho and João Bosco. The songs are varied but include "O Pato" ("The Duck"), a Latin driven rendering of the pop standard "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" and "Copacabana," (the 1944 Brazilian tune, not Barry Manilow's disco hit).
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