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Portuondo, Omara / Gracias
Album:Gracias Collection:World
Artist:Portuondo, Omara Added:01/2009
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa 

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Add Date:2009-01-18 Pull Date:2009-03-22 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:8 Mar22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan
Airplays:211312

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Album Review
Decca
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