Artist: Patty Ascher Title Of Album: Bossa, Jazz 'n' Samba Year Of Release: 2011 Label: Zoho Music Genre: Lounge, Jazz, Bossa Nova Quality: mp3 Total Length: 00:38:18 Bitrate: 320kbps Total Size: 89 Mb WebSite: Tracklist: 01. Springtime 02. The Summer Knows 03. Girls Just Want to Kiss 04. Booking Time 05. How Much I Care 06. The Winter 07. Saudade 08. Sunrise 09. The Sun 10. Talvez 11. Pela Manha Brazilian vocalist Patty Ascher focuses mostly on original works for her second CD, blending elements of pop, boss nova, samba, and jazz. She contributed the words to tunes written by her pianist Marcos Pontes. The expressive alto's band also includes saxophonist/flautist Ubaldo Versolate, guitarists Roberto Menescal and Ronaldo Rayol, bassist Eric Budney, and drummer Nahame Casseb, while a string section is added on some tracks. The breezy samba "Springtime" opens the CD, heavily produced with prominent strings and judicious use of reverb. Her upbeat "Booking Time" sounds like a throwback to 1950s pop transformed into a Brazilian setting. The engaging bossa nova "Saudade" is an uplifting track, though the strings tend to overwhelm it. "The Winter" is almost pure pop, awash in strings with both an unremarkable melody and lyric. But the strongest performance is the well-known standard "The Summer Knows" (written by Michel Legrand with words by Alan & Marilyn Bergman), arranged by the noted guitarist Dori Caymmi. Although the strings are a bit too prominent in the mix, Ascher's robust voice comes through, catching the nuances of this melancholy song. ♪ Download Links, Single Extraction, No Password ♪ ♪♪ Please VOTE & Comment!