Robert Hebert - CEO
Legacy and Alchemy LLC
ALEXANDRA JACKSON releases the video of “Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser"...
LIVE from Club France / French National Olympic House during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics
Album Track from the "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy" album: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/alexandrajackson4
Musicians in Video:
Teo Lima: Drums
Marcelo Mariano: Bass
Andre Siqueira: Percussion
Leo Amuedo: Guitar
Marco Brito: Piano
Paulo Calasans: Keyboards
Danilo Sinna: Tenor Sax
The original track was recorded for the iconic 1972 Clube da Esquina album featuring MILTON NASCIMENTO, LO BORGES and other legendary Minas Gerais musicians. This album signaled a new phase in Brazil music.
It is Song #1 on the Alexandra Jackson album as it is intended to signal our contribution to showing a way forward in 2018 with a new phase of Brazil music. Our track is a combination of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Chicago R&B groove.
We embrace and honor the great “LEGACY” of Clube da Esquina, while presenting the “ALCHEMY” of our musical vision.
The history of this song for our album starts in 2011 when Arthur Maia first played Robert Hebert a demo of an arrangement that he was working on with Marcello Ferreira and two other musicians. Robert always saw this song as the next step beyond the early Sade effort to fuse Brazilian and American music. The difference is that Arthur Maia et al are among Brazil’s greatest musicians ever. Far beyond where Sade’s musicians were at that early stage in their careers. Sade’s original music producer Robin Millar worked with in crafting the early Sade sound.
For example, Arthur is perhaps the greatest Brazil bassist ever, and the demo that he and Minas Gerais native Marcello crafted embodied a level of genuine Brazil musicality that Sade could only dream of (whether in 1982, or today 2018).
That 2011 Maia / Ferreira demo was a sound (an evolution of Sade) that Hebert had been chasing since 1989.
And, Alexandra Jackson fell in love with it.
Our track was recorded twice. The song was first produced for the album in April 2015 with Maia as Producer. Arthur cut a new arrangement ... funkier and equally good. But, it was not the vibe that Hebert and Jackson had fallen in love with. It seemed to lack something ... the essential “Mineiro essence” of the 2011 demo. So, working with Ferreira and Maia ... Hebert step-by-step re-constructed the demo. He went back to the demo musicians from 2011 (Arthur, Marcello, Heber Ribeiro, and Cassio Duarte), and recreated the vibe.
Then, in July 2016 Robert took the musicians back into the studio to re-cut the drums and percussion to the demo: Marcello’s acoustic guitar track and Arthur’s bass, plus Ribeiro’s Rhodes and Duarte’s percussion. That is what you hear on the final track: Arthur, Marcello, Heber and Cassio ... with Ricardo Silveira, Teo Lima and Armando Marcal added, and then (later added) musicians Marco Brito and Marcelo Martins. There are notable appearances by Mineiros Marcello Ferreira and Paula Santoro.
Alexandra sings in Portuguese -- vocals recorded in Rio de Janeiro in February 2016 under the watchful eyes of Chris Walker and Paula Santoro. Backing Vocals are by Alexandra, Chris Walker, Darryl Tookes and Curtis King -- recorded in New Jersey in January 2016.
"Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser”
ALEXANDRA JACKSON featuring Arthur Maia
Produced by Robert Hebert and Arthur Maia
Co-Produced by Marcello Ferreira
Vocals Produced by Chris Walker
Arthur Maia: Bass
Teo Lima: Drums
Marcello Ferreira: Acoustic Guitar
Armando Marcal: Percussion
Marcelo Martins: Tenor Sax
Marco Brito: Rhodes
Ricardo Silveira: Electric Guitar
Cassio Duarte: Additional Percussion
Heber Ribeiro: Additional Keyboards
Chris Walker, Darryl Tookes and Curtis King: Backing Vocals
-- with special appearance by Paula Santora on Vocals
Engineered by Ricardo Dias, Guido Pera, Danny Leake and Luther Banks
Mixed by Ed Cherney
Mastered by Danny Leake and Andreas Meyer
The album ALEXANDRA JACKSON: LEGACY & ALCHEMY is available NOW on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Spotify and all other platforms.
All Copyrights 2018 -- LEGACY AND ALCHEMY, LLC