Terence Blanchard - The Heart Speaks
1 CD USED - Like New
2. Antes que Seja Tarde
3. Meu Pais :: My Country
4. Valsa Mineira
5. The Heart Speaks
6. Congada Blues
8. Just For Nana
9. Orizimbo and Rosicler
10. Choros das Aguas
11. Love Dance / Comecar De Novo
13. Aparecida Reprise
THE HEART SPEAKS is an album of songs by Brazilian singer Ivan Lins.Personnel: Terence Blanchard (trumpet); Ivan Lins (vocals, piano); David Bohanovich, Fred Zlotkin (cello); Edward Simon (piano); Oscar Castro-Neves (guitar); David Pulphus (bass); Troy Davis (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
THE HEART SPEAKS was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance.
Although trumpeter Terence Blanchard gets first billing on this recording, it is very much a joint effort with singer-composer Ivan Lins. Not only are all 13 songs by Lins but he sings on all but the three instrumentals although sometimes just wordlessly in the background.
Blanchard often harmonizes with Lins' voice, creating a melancholy and dreamy atmosphere.
Most selections feature Blanchard's regular rhythm section of the time, augmented by Paulinho Da Costa's percussion and occasionally Oscar Castro-Neves' acoustic guitar.