Ekdahl- Sings Salvadore Poe
Original Release Date: April
2: Rivers of Love
4: Only You
5: The Color of You
6: How Many More Times
7: I Will Be Blessed
8: Since You've Been Gone
9: I've Never Seen Anything Like You
10: I Don't Miss You Anymore
12: The Rhythm of Our Hearts
13: Sun Rose
14: Of My Conceit 15: L'Aurore
What is Lisa Ekdahl's music? Basically it's Astrud
Gilberto meets Chet Baker with a girlish voice
reminscent of Bjork and Rickie Lee Jones but
with a Thievery groove. So what exactly is it? For this album
only, it's pro-Bossa Nova Latin jazz. Who is Salvadore Poe?
It's (unfortunately for those Ekdahl fanatics out there) Lisa's
husband and a copycat (or admirer) of old time Brazilian samba
music like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, and
Luiz Bonfa. And even though he imitates, he does it to
perfection (unless Spielberg's failure to imitate Kunrick
in A.I.). After listening to this dreamlike album,
you'll notice Salvadore was born to write Bossa Nova songs.
On many levels, this Ekdahl CD is more successful than Bebel
Gilberto's Tanto Tempo,
because it is more timeless and more attractive in tone.
is also the focus of this album. The bass line is strong.
Every song is fit for dancing. You can either dance samba
or the romantic rumba to virtually every song. But the sunny
"Daybreak" (crossover between Chet Baker
and Stan Getz) and "Sunny Weather" are very
optimistic rhapsodies. "The Color of You" is a colorful
cha-cha with a splash of warm Brazilian weather and women.
"The Rhythms of Our Hearts" is a romantic ballad
answering Sting's "Shape of my Heart."
this album, you won't be surprised why the lovely Lisa married
the talented Salvadore.