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The Sweet Life by Molly Greacen

The Sweet Life music will appeal to everyone, not just jazz fans. Brazilian rhythms have the strength to drive Latin jazz lovers out of the room and Molly Greacen’s Brazilian songs are definitely worth checking out.

Molly is without a doubt a fascinating jazz singer. In "Amor," Ken Aikin’s unobtrusive trumpet melody sets the mood for Molly’s vocals like no other. "Love Dance" sweetly welcomes pianist Paul Cotugno to reveal a Molly voice that suddenly pulls at your heart.

Jobim’s "Girl From Ipanema" is recreated with a jazzy energy. Alas, Molly Greacen does not feature any vocal improvisations in The Sweet Life, but she delights us with being a nice melody singer, soft and breathy. Her intonations are precious.... leading to a lounge type ballad playing with light Brazilian rock back beats.

The Sweet Life is and an easy listening pop Brazilian music. The most romantic tracks are those sung in Portuguese. Molly’s distinct style updates the Brazilian song traditions with elements of pop, blues and jazz. Nice work, reachable to all ears!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Molly Greacen
  • CD Title: The Sweet Life
  • Genre: Brazilian Jazz / Brazilian Pop Jazz
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Hapiscratch Recordings
  • Tracks: Kissed By Nature, Apareceu, Illuminados, Dance Is Over, Amor, Vagabond Heart, So Crazy For This Love, Love Dance, Girl Form Ipanema, How Insensitive
  • Musicians: Molly Greacen (vocals), Paul Cotugno (piano), Kem Stralka (drums, percussion), Mathew Spencer (bass), Ken Aikin (fluglehorn, trumpet)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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