The Three Americas

The Three Americas

by Eliane Elias



Two sides of Eliane Elias are on display on this CD. She is heard as an effective soft-toned singer of bossa nova and (particularly on the last few numbers) as a strong post-bop jazz pianist. The bossas (which often feature guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves and flutist Dave Valentin) are enjoyable, if a bit lightweight, and "Chorango" (which has Gil Goldstein on accordion and violinist Mark Feldman) is a modern tango. But it is as a pianist that Elias is most significant, and fortunately, there are enough instrumentals on this release to make it worth picking up by jazz listeners.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1997
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724385332821
catalogNumber: 53328

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eliane Elias   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Gil Goldstein   Accordion
Marc Johnson   Bass,Strings,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Dave Valentin   Flute
Manolo Badrena   Percussion,Voices
Café   Percussion,Background Vocals
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Feldman   Violin
Satoshi Takeishi   Drums,Background Vocals
Amanda Elias Brecker   Vocals

Technical Credits

Eliane Elias   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
James Farber   Engineer
Christine Martin   Executive Producer
Darcy Cloutier-Fernald   Art Direction
Lou Holtzman   Engineer
Dan Gellert   Engineer
Gary Townsley   Engineer

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