Portuondo, Omara / Gracias
Album: Gracias   Collection:World
Artist:Portuondo, Omara   Added:Jan 2009
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-18 Pull Date: 2009-03-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 8 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25
Airplays: 2 1 1 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 30, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
4. Mar 05, 2009: orangeasmic polygizmo
Yo Vi
2. Nov 30, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
5. Feb 18, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
Adios Felicidad
3. Mar 06, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
O Que Sera
6. Feb 10, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
Drume Negrita

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-18
She’s been performing for 60 years, and has lost none of her passion and style. The Cuban diva delivers a delicious release full of warm tones, romantic music and great guest stars (such as Trilok Gurtu, Chucho Valdes, and Richard Bona.) Every track is a gem and it’s all so wonderful. Beautiful arrangements & gorgeous work from all make this a superior Cuban jazz release. Gorgeous!

1. Slow and romantic, lush and beautiful. Like a first dance. Sigh…
2. Slow, delicate w/ rich piano & a modern touch from bassist Avishai Cohen.
3. Spanish/Portuguese duet w/Chico Buarque, down/mid blend of Havana & Bahia.
4. Dramatic, downtempo & passionate. Becomes a mid jazz ballad.
5. Slow, gentle w/beautiful acoustic guitar. Such emotion…wow.
6. Sweet midtempo vocal duet w/a relaxed sway. Picks up a bit. Cool.
7. Elegant, romantic, slow & a bit sad w/lush strings & warm piano.
8. Duet w/her granddaughter, midtempo, playful mostly a capella. Yay
9. Sweet ballad w/light strings, keyboard, gentle tabla. Just lovely!
10. Lightly swaying bossa-infused vocal duet w/style for days.
11. Chucho on piano leads this slow, romantic dance. Lush.
12. Sweet, downtempo but tinged with hope & sweetness. Warm.
13. Richard Bona adds an Afro-jazz touch to this midtempo sway.

Track Listing
1. Yo Vi   7. Tu Mi Desengano
2. Adios Felicidad   8. Cachita
3. O Que Sera   9. Rabo De Nube
4. Vuela Pena   10. Gracias
5. Cuento Para Un Nino   11. Nuestro Gran Amor
6. Amame Como Soy   12. Lo Que Me Queda Por Vivir
  13. Drume Negrita