Eliane Elias – Bossa Nova Stories

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Bossa Nova Stories is the 19th studio album by Brazilian jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The album is a tribute to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bossa nova music style.

Allmusic awarded the album four stars and reviewer Ken Dryden wrote that ” Eliane Elias remains one of the top bossa nova interpreters, in addition to her skills in many other jazz styles”.

Track listing:
1. “The Girl From Ipanema” Norman Gimbel 5:22
2. “Chega de Saudade” Antônio Carlos Jobim 3:22
3. “The More I See You” Mack Gordon / Harry Warren 4:13
4. “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin 3:47
5. “Desafinado” Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonça 4:27
6. “Estate” Bruno Brighetti / Bruno Martino 5:20
7. ” Day In Day Out” Rube Bloom / Johnny Mercer 4:21
8. “I’m Not Alone (Who Love You?)” Will Jennings / Ivan Lins 4:50
9. “Too Marvelous for Words” Johnny Mercer / Richard A. Whiting 3:55
10. “Superwoman” Stevie Wonder 3:39
11. “Falsa Baiana” Geraldo Pereira 4:01
12. “Minha Saudade” 2:11
13. “A Rã” Caetano Veloso 4:14
14. “Day by Day” Sammy Cahn / Axel Stordahl / Paul Weston 5:27
Total length: 59:09

Personnel:
Eliane Elias – vocals and piano
Oscar Castro Neves – guitar (except tracks 7 and 13)
Ricardo Vogt – guitar (tracks 7 and 13)
Marc Johnson – bass
Paulo Braga – drums and percussion
Toots Thielmans – harmonica (tracks 6 and 10)
Ivan Lins – vocal (track 8)
Rob Mathes – orchestra arranging and conducting (tracks 1 3 5 6 8 9 14)

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Released: June 24, 2008
Genre Brazilian jazz, bossa nova
Length: 59:09
Label: Blue Note 50999 2281032 8
Producer: Eliane Elias, Steve Rodby

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