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Sambeleza Live!

Now available here, on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes

" ... frisky spontaneous energy that’s bolstered by the audible whooping of the audience."

CD review from Yale Alumni Magazine


Isabella Mendes, piano & vocals • Joe Carter, guitar • Jeff Fuller, bass & vocals

Guest Artists ~ Ali Ryerson, flute • Adriano Santos, drums • Ze Mauricio, percussion


This lively concert took place on the summer solstice - June 21, 2014 - in a warm and intimate atmosphere of celebration and dance, led by supporters of WPKN 89.5FM, alternative radio in Connecticut’s Fairfield County.  Sambeleza and their wonderful guest artists Ali Ryerson, Adriano Santos, and Ze Mauricio engaged and entertained the crowd until well after the sun went down!  As you hear the solstice revelers shout in appreciation, perhaps you’d like to join in: Viva Brasil!


1. Madalena (Ivan Lins, Ronaldo Souza) ~ 5:00

2. So Tinha de Ser Com Voce (Tom Jobim, Aloysio Olivieira) ~ 5:16

3. Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes) ~ 5:12

4. Corcovado (Tom Jobim, Gene Lees) ~ 6:36

5. Da Licença (Debora & Dani Gurgel) ~ 4:43

6. Estate (Bruno Martini, Bruno Brihetti) ~ 6:15

7. Batida Diferente (Mauricio Einhorn) ~ 4:46

8. Wave (Tom Jobim) ~ 6:43

9. A Rã (João Donato, Caetano Veloso) ~ 5:51

10. Blame Destiny (Isabella Mendes, Quadrangle Music BMI) ~ 3:58

11. One Note Samba (Tom Jobim, Newton Mendonça) ~ 5:51

12. So Danço Samba (Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes) ~ 3:48


Recorded at Summer Solstice Samba, June 21, 2014

Presented by Voices Café of The Unitarian Church In Westport

In association with 89.5FM WPKN – The Real Alternative

Sambeleza Live! - Rec. June, 2014
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