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Cepeda, Raquel / Passion - Latin Jazz
Album:Passion - Latin Jazz Collection:World
Artist:Cepeda, Raquel Added:03/2020
Label:Raquel Cepeda Music LLC 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2020-03-11 Pull Date:2020-08-26 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:15 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 20, 2021:Draupadi's Half-Hidden Garden
Canto De Ossanha
2.Mar 12, 2020:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants

Album Review
Reviewed 2020-03-10 
– General Description: Originally from Venezuela, jazz singer Raquel Cepeda currently lives in Houston. Her multi-cultural, multi-linguistic approach to music is derived from her love for languages and Latin, Brazilian and American cultures. She has a clear, beautiful voice and excellent control of her instrument. Full and lush orchestration, with powerhouse backing musicians, this album is spot on and a pleasure to listen to again and again.

– Musicians:
Raquel Cepeda: vocals
Barry Sames: piano
Thomas Helton: contrabass
Cassio Duarte: percussion (1 – 9, 11 – 13), berimbau (3)
Adriano Santos: drums (1 – 5, 7, 11, 12)
Orlando Fuentes: drums (6, 9, 13)
Ernesto Vega: tenor saxophone (1, 4, 9, 11 – 13), soprano saxophone (3) and flute (6)
Omar Martinez: trumpet (1 – 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13) and flugelhorn (7)
Héctor del Curto: bandoneon (8)
Jorge Glem: Venezuelan cuatro (10)
Marlon Simon: drums and percussion (8, 11)
David Cáceres: back-up vocals (13)

– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks:
– Track Reviews: 8, 11, 13

1. (4:26) Caravan (sung in English) - lively and sexy
2. (5:58) Moliendo Cafe - walking tempo, seductive song
3. (4:39) Berimbau - medium-fast w/light, berimbau-percussive intro w/voice; (berimbau: Brazilian single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow)
4. (4:45) From Afar (sung in English) - languid love song
5. (4:11) Mil Congojas (span. 1,000 griefs?) - moderate tempo, very smooth
6. (7:03) Lloraras (span. You will cry) - touching; builds in pace
7. (4:20) Dentro Dos Olhos Seus (port. Inside Your Eyes) -
8. ***(4:38) Little Gem (sung in English) - very pretty crisp, seductive singing; bandoneon (a type of concertina) tango
9. (3:40) (You’d Be So) Easy To Love (sung in English) - medium-fast
10. (5:33) Luz De Luna (span. Moonlight) - more delicate and graceful until cuatro (a small guitar) solo
11. ***(7:43) Canto De Ossanha (port. Ossanha’s Song) - Edith Piaf quality in this composition, triesteza, I go love suffer cry and then I go and do it again
12. (5:46) Your Return (mostly sung in English) - wispy lovely singing; relaxed
13. ***(3:57) It Don’t Mean A Thing_Quimbara - mostly a nice Cuban rumba w/fast delivery

Track Listing
1.Caravan 7.Dentro Dos Olhos Seus
2.Moliendo Cafe 8.Little Gem
3.Berimbau 9.(You’d Be So) Easy To Love
4.From Afar 10.Luz De Luna
5.Mil Congojas 11.Canto De Ossanha
6.Lloraras 12.Your Return
 13.It Don’t Mean A Thing_Quimbara