Eliane Elias is on a recorded roll. Following the success of her Grammy-winning 2015 release “Made in Brazil,” the famed pianist, composer and vocalist is back with her new album “Dance of Time,” just released on the Concord Jazz label. A salute to both the 100th anniversary of the Brazilian samba, as well as Elias’ own multifaceted musical gifts.
“Dance of Time, released on March 24 on Concord Jazz, features esteemed Brazilian musicians including João Bosco and Toquinho, both known for their personal takes on bossa nova and other styles.
Elias, a São Paulo native better known for performing in clubs and concert halls than shaking it on the streets, brings her cosmopolitan flair and her innate Brazilian groove to classics including ‘Samba de Orly’ and ‘Copacabana,’ as well as the Frank Sinatra standard ‘You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me.’”
The album received several positive reviews, such as:
• Billboard: “…romantic Brazilian jazz, blending the rhythms and harmonies of samba, straight-ahead jazz and smoother fare.”
• The New York Times: “Dance of Time is inspired, deftly musical, and truly accessible to a wide range of listeners from jazz to pop to Brazilian music. It’s virtually flawless.”
• All Music: “The album is beautifully played and contains beautifully arranged classics… With Dance of Time, Eliane stays true to those spiritual roots and marked yet again a triumphant return to record a Brazilian national treasure.”