Mr Bongo are proudly reissuing the debut single from the mighty Brazilian artist Tim Maia. This was originally released after the maestro came back top his homeland from the USA in the late 1960’s. It’s a highly sought after record among collectors in its original form, thanks to Mr Bongo it is now available to mere mortals like us.
São Paulo born and raised Luiza travels to Europe this April for her first European tour. During eight shows of jazz-influenced Brazilian music she will be accompanied by Lipe Torre on semi-acoustic guitar, Zé Victor Torelli on acoustic guitar and Renan Cacossi on saxophone and transversal flute.
Her album, Florescer – which means “bloom” – reunited some renowned musicians, such as Walmir Gil (flugelhorn) and Jarbas Barbosa (guitar) and Cuca Teixeira (drums). Along with Teixeira and her tour musicians, she also performs with Gabriel Gaiardo (keys) and Felipe Galeano (bass).
The album was mixed by Luis Paulo Serafim and mastered by the grammy award-winning Mike Couzzi, earning a positive reception with the Brazilian press, such as Rolling Stone Brasil magazine and Billboard Brasil. Luiza also performed in the project Sofar Sounds, the Soul Mates Festival, the Estúdio Showlivre and music venues like Tom Jazz, Sesc Sorocaba and FNAC Pinheiros.
Of her musical influences, Luiza says: “Elis Regina, Tom Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Marisa Monte and Tim Maia were very present during my musical education. From around the world, Ella Fitzgerald is a huge reference for me, and Led Zeppelin are one of my favorite bands. Lately I’ve been listening a lot to Esperanza Spalding, Hiatus Kaiyote, Snarky Puppy, Roy Hargrove, and Kings of Leon.”
For more visit: www.luizameiodavila.com.br.