The exciting-yet-tasteful Latin-jazz of keyboardist Dan Kleiman and vocalist/guitarist Phyllis Chapell's eponymous CD "SIORA"
showcases six gorgeous original compositions (along with three beautiful, sensuous covers).
Features bassist Chico Huff, drummer Steve Holloway, flautist Marc Adler, and Pablo Batista or Larry Marshall on percussion:
"Libre" / "Canto de Ossanha" / "Solitaire" / "Paramour" / "Agoniza, Mas Nao Morre" / "Points of You" / "Under Paris Skies" / "Canyon Grand" / "Willy's Theme"
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What the critics say:
"...a pleasant journey. She's a smoky-voiced chanteuse who works hard in Portuguese, French and English to make this a sensual encounter. Kleiman is more reserved but no less essential...Flutist Marc Adler offers up a lot of choice counterpoint to Chapell's importunings."
- Philadelphia Inquirer
"Singer and guitarist Phyllis Chapell stands out on every number,
singing as she does the tunes interchangeably in English and Portuguese
with clarity and understanding of the lyrics. Often backed by flutist Marc
Adler, who assumes a Dave Valentin sensibility about things Brazilian,
Chapell goes beyond singing...Extending lyrics into sonic possibilities, Chapell's voice becomes another
one of the instruments as she wordlessly asserts melody and takes the
songs along her own route, wavering half tones and zooming along with
sounds of her own making in approximation of instrumental sounds." - Jazz News
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