PROJETOS EM DESTAQUE

EP:  December 1, 2017
Album Release:  March 23, 2018

LEGACY AND ALCHEMY LLC apresenta a vocalista ALEXANDRA JACKSON no projeto de música titulado:

“Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy"

(EP lançado em dezembro de 2017 e  o álbum em abril de 2018)  

 

O mais novo álbum de Alexandra inclui participações dos lendários músicos Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Oscar Castro-Neves, Al Jarreau, e Rod Temperton, e também de Ivan Lins, Dona Ivone Lara, Carlinhos Brown, Banda Black Rio, The Jobim Trio (Paulo Jobim, Daniel Jobim e Paulo Braga), Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Hubert Laws, Siedah Garrett, Robertinho Silva, Larry Williams, Arthur Maia, Ricardo Silveira, Darryl Jones, Teo Lima, Armando Marcal, Marco Brito, Marcelo Martins, Jesse Sadoc, Orquestra Atlantica, Max Viana, Pretinho da Serrinha, Chris Walker, Darryl Tookes, Curtis King, Paulo Calasans, Marcelo Mariano, e o Maestro Charles Floyd conduzindo a The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra.

O álbum foi produzido por alguns dos melhores engenheiros do mundo da música: Erik Zobler, Danny Leake, Ed Cherney, Ricardo Dias, Guido Pera, Luther Banks, Steve Sykes e Rafael Sentoma ... nas cidades do Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, New York, London e Atlanta.

O álbum foi honrado com mais de meia dúzia de "gravações finais de estúdio" de alguns dos maiores artistas da música da história do mundo. 

 

Album Concept

Alexandra Jackson: 

Legacy & Alchemy

The initial project of the company is a wide ranging music album that brings together great music icons and talents from both Brazilian and American music.

The project introduces a bright new international vocalist ... ALEXANDRA JACKSON ... presented in music and media productions that feature some of world's great music stars, songwriters, producers and musicians.

These artists convened to collaborate on and present signature songs from Brazil music ... re-imagined in a way that immediately evokes the unmistakably unique spirit and soul of Brazilian music.

"Our Time Now"

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Samba.  And, we have just passed the 50th anniversary of when Bossa Nova was the world’s most popular music. 

Now is the moment in time to honor the great Brazilian music legacy, and to celebrate it's nexus to and place in the world's music.

History was witnessed ... The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics was that proverbial “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for Brazil music and its synergy with American Jazz to be reintroduced to 3.5 Billion people in the world ... the largest stage ever.

We captured that moment.

To place our effort in context, we refer to a quote often used by Bossa Nova co-founder ... the late Oscar Castro-Neves:

“All that remains of communities and civilizations ...

 

All that remains of their worth and dignity ...

Exists in the art they leave."

(William Carlos Williams)

And, in a note to Oscar and Legacy and Alchemy's Robert Hebert in 2012 ...

the great Ivan Lins perhaps best described this project:

... There are a lot of ideas, a lot of paths.

 

Yes, we have to say: ‘Sorry, Lennon, the dream is not over ...'

 

What I (also) can say is that everything is possible ...

My first suggestion is to put everyone to think (about) the music we are involved using 2 words:  

 

TOTAL MUSIC.

How you said ... not World Music; it’s a blend of Jazz, Brazil, ethnic, instrumental, sung, modern, gosh! ...

All directed to a well-done modern music.

Just to think ..."

 

"BRAZILICA" 

NOW ON RADIO!  

The 1st single from the "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy" music album is "Brazilica."

Originally recorded in 1976 by Chicago jazz legend Ramsey Lewis -- and produced by Earth, Wind & Fire maestros Charles Stepney and Maurice White, the classic ‘70s "Brazilica” recording featured master musicians channeling African and Brazilian music influences through the Chicago Jazz and R&B prism of the legendary Chess Records proving ground.

On her 2017 version, Alexandra Jackson collaborates with Producer Robert Hebert and his fellow Chicagoan Darryl Jones, Larry Williams, Kevin Spears, Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn, Brazilian greats Teo Lima, Armando Marcal, Ricardo Silveira, Marco Brito, Marcelo Martins and Jesse Sadoc ... and Chicago maestro Charles Floyd conducting Rio de Janeiro's "The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra" — formed to record the six orchestral tracks on her debut album.

Darryl Jones and Robert Hebert in the Studio
Alexandra Meets Ricardo Silva
Robert Hebert and Ricardo Dias
Maestro Charles Floyd
Bossa Nova Orchestra
Darryl Jones
Teo Lima
Armando Marcal
Larry Williams
Larry Dunn from Earth, Wind & Fire
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ricardo-silveira
Marcelo Martins
Jesse Sadoc_edited
Kevin Spears
Curtis, Darryl T., Alex, and Chris W
Bossa Nova Noites Orchestra
Bossa Nova Noites Oquestra in Studio
Larry Dunn, Darryl Jones, and Vince Wilburn Jr.
Darryl, Alex, Curtis, and Chris
 
Jobim Trio

Jobim Trio

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Jobim https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Jobim https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulinho_Braga

Jesse Sadoc

Jesse Sadoc

Jessé Sadoc is a trumpeter Brazilian, professor at the School of Music Villa-Lobos and recordings, arrangements and extensive collaborations with various classical and popular musicians. He is a member of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro and holds a degree in music from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He played for some time in the bands of the singers Ed Motta, Djavan, João Donato, Ginga and João Bosco.

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Marcelo Gives a Little Bass_edited_edited

The bassist Marcelo Mariano was born in São Paulo, SP in September of 1967. Son of the Pianist and arranger Cesar Camargo Mariano and singer Marisa Gata Mansa, always lived with musicians, composers and singers, having the opportunity to base their music choices listening to the best and most important national and international. Very soon he revealed his extreme musicality and his growing admiration for the bass guitar, would consecrate him as one of the most important bass players in Brazil.

Marcelo Martins

Marcelo Martins

Born in Niterói, saxophonist, flutist and arranger Marcelo Martins began his flute studies at age eight in the Institute Orchestra Abel, in Niterói. He studied music theory at the Conservatory of Music of Rio de Janeiro State with Professor Maria Isis, while doing private lessons with flutist/sax Renato Franco. In 1985 he began his studies of Functional Harmony and Improvisation with Professor Sergio Benvenuto, the Berklee method.

Andre Siquiera

Andre Siquiera

Paulo Calasans

Paulo Calasans

Bossa Nova Noites Orchestra

Bossa Nova Noites Orchestra

Charles-Floyd

Charles-Floyd

Born in Chicago, conductor, pianist, and composer Charles Floyd began studying piano at age four, gave his first solo recital at age nine, and by age twenty had been heard in solo recital, chamber music and concerto performances throughout the United States and Spain. His mentors include pianists Joseph Schwartz, the late Aube Tzerko, Howard Karp, Lee Luvisi, and Misha Dichter. As a conductor, he has been heard in concert with more than 500 orchestras since 1991.

Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett is an American singer and songwriter, who has written songs and performed backing vocals for many recording artists in the music industry, such as Michael Jackson, The Pointer Sisters, Brand New Heavies, Quincy Jones, Tevin Campbell, Donna Summer, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson among others. Garrett has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, and won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 50th Grammy Awards for co-writing "Love I Do."

Ed Cherney

Ed Cherney

Ed Cherney is an American recording engineer and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. Over his career, he has earned two Grammy awards, three Emmy Award nominations, and five TEC Awards. Cherney is also known within the film world for his work on A Mighty Wind, The Bourne Legacy, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Danny Leake

Danny Leake

Guitarist Danny Leake was a Chicago recording studio mainstay in the '60s and '70s. An in-demand session player while still in his teens, Leake can be heard on numerous records that date from those times. Leake eventually expanded his talents by becoming a much sought-after live sound and studio recording engineer.

Banda Black Rio

Banda Black Rio

In the 1970s, when the Black Rio Band appeared, a clear philosophy was established - to have samba with funk-grooves at the bases, to bring full-bodied arrangements of metals and to mix everything harmoniously with different Brazilian rhythms. Since then, the Black Rio Band has been a great reference for the music world. Renowned artists such as Mos Def and the band Incognito have recorded their songs.

Marco Brito

Marco Brito

Marco Brito is a Brazilian keyboard specialist and music arranger. He has won 2 Latin Grammy Awards in 2005 (Album of the year and Best MPB Album). He has worked with Ivan Lins on several albums and will continue to exercise his talents for Legacy and Alchemy.

Larry Dunn

Larry Dunn

With his funky keyboard playing, Larry helped transform Earth, Wind & Fire into one of the all-time most successful R&B bands in the world, with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide, 6 GRAMMYs, 13 GRAMMY nominations, 4 American Music Awards, 32 Gold & Platinum/Multi-Platinum Records & Albums, a Star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame, induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (2000) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010) as well as other industry awards.

Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy® Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide.

The Late Antonio Carlos Jobim

The Late Antonio Carlos Jobim

Jobim's place in the annals of popular music was secured by a single hit song, "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964), which he co-wrote with lyricist Vinícius de Moraes. His creative contributions to jazz, however, went much deeper; many of his songs became jazz standards, and, in the words of Richard S. Ginell of the All Music Guide , "Every other set" performed in jazz clubs "seems to contain at least one bossa nova."

Daniel Jobim

Daniel Jobim

The son of guitarist Paulo Jobim and the grandson of Antonio Carlos Jobim ... Daniel has recorded and performed alongside artists such as his legendary grandfather Tom Jobim, and other greats such as Dorival Caymmi, João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Carole Bayer Sager, Donald Fagen, Chico Buarque, Gal Costa, Maria Bethania, Roberto Carlos, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Stevie Wonder and Sting.

Darryl Jones

Darryl Jones

Darryl’s career catapulted when he landed the gig with the legendary Miles Davis in the early ‘80s. Jones held down the bass chair in the trumpeter’s band for two years, touring and supplying the bass tracks on Davis’ Decoy and You’re Under Arrest albums. Having Miles Davis’ name on his resume opened up many doors for Darryl, who went on to perform with Sting, Madonna, Herbie Hancock, Peter Gabriel and many others.

Curtis King

Curtis King

Curtis King - singer and songwriter - is an amazing vocalist, with a versitility that is rare. His repertoire includes Pop, R & B, and Jazz, and he has developed a uniqueand personal style of vocalization, a sound that is African and Asian inspired, often using body percussion - creating a world vibe, or a personal language that speaks to so many.

Robert Hebert

Robert Hebert

"The Mastermind. The Top Dog. The Head Honcho. The Godfather (you're welcome, Robert). Those are just some titles that have been thrown around for Robert the past three years. He's one man who's done the work of twenty people, while holding me accountable for my roles the whole way. Robert and I did “prep” work for Legacy & Alchemy almost a year before solidifying our direction. The recordings have taken almost 2 years. -- Alexandra Jackson

The Late Miles Davis

The Late Miles Davis

"Miles Davis – legendary trumpeter and bandleader, explorer of unknown musical paths and enduring icon of hip – would be celebrating his 90th birthday this year had he not departed in 1991. Yet by all measure his sound and stature is more alive than ever. The news of a major musical collection covering twenty years of historic live performances, and a full-length motion picture have already begun to generate headlines and other major media attention.

Dona Ivone Lara

Dona Ivone Lara

Ivone Lara, or Dona Ivone Lara as she is respectfully known in Brazil, is one of the prominent ladies of samba, having been the first woman to ever fight gender prejudice in the samba schools. She was the first woman to parade at the Ala dos compositores, a masculine ala, becoming then the ala's madrinha.

Arthur Maia

Arthur Maia

Arthur Maia began to play the drums when he was still a child. At 15, he took up the electric bass. After becoming a professional in the '80s, he accompanied artists like Jorge Ben Jor, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, and Gilberto Gil. Recorded with Ney Matogrosso (Olhos de Farol), Lulu Santos, the Spanish singer Rosana Arbelo, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso (Tropicália 2).

Oscar Castro-Neves

Oscar Castro-Neves

Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, he is equally well known for his distinctive guitar style and as an accomplished record producer who has worked with dozens of major artists in a wide range of music genres.

Hubert Laws

Hubert Laws

Internationally renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres; moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Amsterdam, Japan, Detroit and with the Stanford String Quartet.

Teo Lima

Teo Lima

Teo Lima (Teófilo Pereira Lima) (Maceio, AL, December 28, 1948) is a drummer, producer and Brazilian composer. He began playing trumpet, before migrating to the drums, its main instrument. In the early 1970s, he played with Djavan. Even in the 1970s formed, with Sizão Machado and Luiz Avellar Band Sururu Capote, who accompanied Djavan.

Armando Marcal

Armando Marcal

Brazilian born percussionist (b. 1956), son of Mestre Marçaland grandson of Armando Vieira Marçal. Sometimes credited as Marcalzinho (Zinho is Brazilian slang for guy, fellow or chap). Not to be mistaken for his father, Marçal, also percussionist, that played with Luna (11) and Elizeu from 50s to 80s. He started playing on sessions at 16, and in the 70s played on Paulinho Da Viola's band.

Al McKay

Al McKay

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1948, Al McKay grew up to be a successful guitarist. In 1972, he joined Earth, Wind & Fire, becoming a core member of the band as its mix of pop and R&B melodies started to reach audiences. After years of success, he left the group in 1980. A five-time Grammy Award winner, McKay has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Orquestra Atlantica

Orquestra Atlantica

Marcelo Martins was born in Niterói, saxophonist, flutist and arranger Marcelo Martins began his flute studies at age eight in the Institute Orchestra Abel, in Niterói. In 1989, he was invited by singer and songwriter Djavan to join his band, participating in the recording and six artist albums tour. In 1999, he participated in the North American tour of the singer and composer Gilberto Gil and integrated Vittor Santos Orchestra.

Pretinho da Serrinha

Pretinho da Serrinha

Angelo Vítor Simplicio da Silva, known as Pretinho Serrinha. In 2013, at the age of 34, he founded his band, Black + 1 Trio, and it became a revelation. Everything happened so fast that Pretinho sometimes cannot believe it. That June, came the album Black Trio + 1.

Ricardo Silveira

Ricardo Silveira

Ricardo Silveira is a professional musician since 1976, playing live and in the studio with great names of Brazilian and international music. His name is present in the technical specifications of hundreds of disks as a musician, arranger, producer, or even musical director. And in 2014, his first album, "Good to Play" (Polygram), complete 30 years of launch.

Robertinho Silva

Robertinho Silva

ROBERTINHO SILVA, is without a doubt one of the most significant Brazilian artists of the last decades. His art is to play the drums. Since the start of his career, in the late 60's until today he participates on recordings and plays in concerts of some greatest national and international artists, besides recordings of his own, performances of his groups and workshops on Brazilian rhythms all over the world.

Darryl Tookes

Darryl Tookes

Exceptional facility, preternatural vocal range and expression make Darryl Tookes one of the few artists of his stature in the world today. Respected throughout the music industry for a distinguished career as a singer, pianist, composer and arranger on landmark projects with legendary music figures...

Max Viana

Max Viana

Max Viana was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1973 and is the son of Djavan. His musical influences include rhythms such as jazz, soul music, black music, MPB and flamenco. He dropped out of Economics to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles where he took classes with beasts like guitarist Scott Henderson.

Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Urban contemporary vocalist Chris Walker spent his childhood in Houston, playing gospel music. He moved to New York City, where he became Ornette Coleman's bass player for two and a half years. Walker then toured with Regina Belle, where he soon became musical director. When Belle noticed his fine voice, she gradually worked his vocals into her act; Chris Walker credits her for teaching him to find his voice.

Larry Willams

Larry Willams

Grammy-nominated producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Larry Williams has performed, co-produced and toured with the greatest musical artists on some of the best-sellling albums and films in music history for over 35 years. Having studied classical and jazz on a scholarship at Indiana University, he is known for his proficiency on both keyboards and woodwinds (saxes, flutes and clarinet)

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