- Feb. 26, 2021
-- Brazilian tenor saxophonist Márcio Resende
will release his third studio recording entitled Elegant Fish
on February 26, 2021. The album features Márcio Resende (tenor saxophone); Thiago Alves (piano); Jorge Hélder (acoustic bass), and Marquinhos da Costa (drums), with special guests Sandro Albert (electric guitar), Toninho Horta (guitar), and Claudio Nucci (vocals). It will be distributed globally and available on all major music platforms.
Resende's concept for Elegant Fish
was to present his audience with what he calls the "New Bossa Nova" flavor while integrating the openness of World music. The album's repertoire combines American and Brazilian standards with original compositions and reunites Resende with a longtime friend, renowned guitarist and producer Sandro Albert
. Together, they are responsible for all of the album's arrangements. The recording features Latin Grammy-Award-
winning virtuosic acoustic guitarist Toninho Horta
. "Toninho Horta has been a hero to generations of fellow musicians and a great friend of mine since 1977," says Resende.Elegant Fish
includes beloved Jazz standards by Brazilian composer and instrumentalist Antonio Carlos Jobim
, "Amor em Paz," and "You Don't Know What Love Is," and songs by Horace Silver, Benny Golson, and Cole Porter, among others. An avid composer, Resende's works are among the musical selections and include "Final de Tarde," "Body Heat," "Um Nome num Barco" written by Márcio Resende, Cláudio Nucci & Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, and the album's title song "Elegant Fish." Of the album, Resende says: "Elegant Fish represents my debut in the Bossa Jazz scene. I interpret nine standards through new arrangements that I wrote with producer Sandro Albert, and I composed four original compositions. I am delighted to have special guest artist Toninho Horta on acoustic guitar and Sandro Albert (Electric Guitar), and Claudio Nucci (Vocals)."
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