Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Individually, vocalist Maucha Adnet and pianist Helio Alves boast impressive résumés. She has collaborated with Charlie Byrd, Dori Caymmi, Eliane Elias, Gilberto Gil and Toninho Horta, and spent a decade touring and recording with Antonio Carlos Jobim. He's partnered with an equally illustrious assortment of artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Henderson and Paquito D'Rivera.
Now, at long last, Adnet and Alves have united for an album, a 14-track compendium that captures a kinship that is the musical equivalent of water and air: distinct yet vitally interdependent. Alves is the sun-dappled sea, alternately roiling and calm but consistently deep, powerful and mysterious. Adnet is the vast sky, sometimes cloudy and occasionally stormy.
Personnel: Hélio Alves (piano); Maúcha Adnet (vocals, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Todd Barkan.
Recording information: Acoustic Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY (06/2009); Deetown, New York City (06/2009); Acoustic Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY (08/2011); Deetown, New York City (08/2011).
Photographer: Nick Suttle.
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