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Maria Mendes
Close To Me

Maria Mendes - Close To Me

One of Portugal’s brightest new stars' latest album Close To Me features the multi Grammy Award winning Metropole Orkest (the world’s leading Jazz symphonic orchestra) – in a chamber line up of thirty musicians, led by conductor, Grammy nominated Jazz pianist and composer John Beasley, who not only produced the album, but also played the keyboards and wrote the orchestrations. "A symphonic Jazz approach to Fado", is how singer-songwriter Maria Mendes describes the music on Close To Me. "It is not Fado," she immediately emphasizes. "I only used the music and poetry from this genre, but made a completely personal interpretation of it, with new arrangements.”

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"Barco Negro"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Há Uma Música Do Povo
  2. 2. Tudo Isto É Fado
  3. 3. Dança Do Amor
  4. 4. Verdes Anos
  5. 5. Barco Negro
  6. 6. Fado Da Invejosa
  7. 7. Foi Deus
  8. 8. Hermeto’s Fado For Maria
  9. 9. Tempo Emotivo
  10. 10. Asas Fechadas
  11. 11. E Se Não For Fado

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Apr 11
    's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Maria Mendes, Karel Boehlee, Jasper Somsen, and Jasper Van Hulten at Verkadefabriek
  • Apr 18
    Wageningen, Netherlands Wageningen Chamber Music Festival 2020
  • May 21
    's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Jazzy Huiskammers Fest 2020
  • Jul 04
    Matosinhos, Portugal Festival de Jazz de Matosinhos 2020
  • Jul 10
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Maria Mendes, Karel Boehlee, Jasper Somsen, and Jasper Van Hulten at Het Concertgebouw
  • Apr 08
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Maria Mendes, Metropole Orkest, and John Beasley at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
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