Diana Panton – To Brazil with Love (2011/2019)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 62:01 minutes | 4,89 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 62:01 minutes | 2,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Genre: Jazz | © 2xHD
Hearing Diana’s voice is like catching the sound of a thrush in the middle of a long Canadian winter, warm, sweet and pure. Her subtle near-whisper voice is a perfect fit for bossa-nova as she draws you elegantly and naturally into this sensual world. Each delightful track is an exquisitely manicured musical facet, set firmly in the Brazilian idiom and seamlessly sung in French and English by Panton. Her diaphanous vocal never insists and her high speed vibrato is like the beat of a hummingbird’s heart – natural, untainted and pure.
This JUNO nominated tribute to the samba and bossa nova traditions of Brazil incites the carefree aura of youth and freedom and is an exquisitely manicured music artifact, set firmly in the Brazilian idiom. Nominated also for the Canadian and an American Independent Music Award, the simple and pure quality of her music, blended together with a sweet and wistful voice is a very enticing combination. This is a perfect jewel of an album.
On her album “To Brazil With Love”, Diana Panton pays stylish tribute to the musical traditions of Brazil – the Samba and Bossa Nova. In addition to classics of the genre, she also takes a look at those musical offshoots that have influenced British pop, French chansons and jazz. Diana Panton interprets these evergreens in a way that is smooth and sensitive but never sentimental. She sings in English and French and creates a superb balance between charming French coquetry, Brazilian lightness and British understatement.
01 – Samba Saravah
02 – This Happy Madness
03 – The Telephone Song (Telefone)
04 – Manha de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival)
05 – So Nice (Summer Samba)
06 – Is It Really You?
07 – The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
08 – Dans mon ile
09 – Felicidade
10 – Tu sais je vais t’aimer
11 – Dreamer (Vivo Sonhando)
12 – And I Love Him
13 – Fais comme l’oiseau
14 – Que reste-t-il de nos amours?
Diana Panton – vocals
Maninho Costa – vocals, drums, percussion
Bill McBirnie – flute
Kiki Misumi – cello
Reg Schwager – guitar
Silas Silva – drums, percussion
Don Thompson – bass, piano, vibraphone
Produced by Daian Panton. Co-Produced & Arranged by Don Thompson.
Recorded & Mixed by Chad Irschick in August 2010 at Inception Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2xHD Mastering by René Laflamme.
Executive Produced by André Perry.