Hailing from the heart of Brazil, Ricardo Bacelar brings together influences from old and new Latin America on latest offering ‘Sebastiana‘. Through a combination of improvisation, meticulous composition and intense studio work, Ricardo has created a timeless release which is evocative, inspiring and often deeply moving. Recorded with producer Cesar Lemos in Miami, Florida, Sebastiana features 15 tracks which, though firmly rooted in Brazil, have been interpreted by musicians assembled from across the Latin American world, imbuing each track with elements of their own unique culture.
Two new Bacelar-Lemos compositions and three stirring solo piano pieces from Bacelar – “River of Emotions,” “Parts of Me” and “The Best Years” – sit alongside songs from Brazilian composers such as Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Flora Purim, Luiz Gonzaga, Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, and Vinicius de Moraes, arranged by Bacelar in a way that is both sympathetic to the original whilst offering an entirely new interpretation.
Watch the video for ‘Nothing Will Be As It Was‘.
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