- Released: August 12, 2008
- Label: Tcb Music
Down Beat - p.843 stars out of 5
-- "'On 'Estate,' Koorax casts a spell with her breathy, impeccable control over the Portugese lryics..."
- 2.Love For Sale
- 3.Aos Pes Da Cruz
- 4.Recado Bossa Nova
- 7.Manha De Carnaval - (featuring Dom Um Romao)
- 8.I Fall In Love Too Easily
- 9.Two & One
- 10.Prenda Minha
Adapters: Gil Evans; Miles Davis.
Peter Schaerli: Ithamara Koorax (vocals); Markus Stadler (guitar); Dom Um Romao (berimbau, percussion); Peter Sch?rli (trumpet); Thomas Durst (bass instrument, double bass).
Personnel: Thomas D?rst (acoustic bass, double bass).
Audio Mixer: Andy Neresheimer.
Liner Note Authors: Gino Ferlin; Peter Sch?rli.
Recording information: Radio Studio Zurich (11/19/2006-11/21/2006).
Photographer: Priska Ketterer.
Translator: Mull Historical Society.
Despite his Euro-Nordic origins and avant-garde leanings, trumpeter Peter Scharli has a fine feel for Brazilian bossa nova. With slightly unusual instrumentation (trumpet, guitar, bass, occasional percussion) and the gentle, austere singing of Ithamara Koorax, Scharli presents a somewhat abstract (though certainly not cold) variation on Brazilian sounds. This threesome (sometimes foursome, with a brief assist from legendary Brazilian percussionist Dom Um Romao) has a real commitment to this music, and is not satisfied to merely imitate it. OBRIGANDO is at once sultry and droll, angular and smooth, elegant and softly audacious.