All Music Guide’s Ken Dryden named Tudo Azul the best debut jazz CD in the 2007 Village
Voice Jazz Critics Poll!
What They’re Saying:
“Truly amazing!! The real deal.” — Kenny Barron
“Tudo Azul, by Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil, is a stellar collection of soul-felt performances, beautiful compositions, great arrangements and inspired playing that is sure to move you deeply.” Alfredo Cruz, radio producer and former on-air host at NPR, KLON/KJJZ-FM, and WBGO-FM.
“With the incredible output of jazz CDs by new artists in the first decade of the 21st century, it is a challenge for someone to stand out with a debut recording. But vocalist/pianist/composer Susan Pereira, gifted with a beautiful voice, terrific keyboard chops and a knack for arranging, is the exception to the rule . . . Highly recommended!” Ken Dryden, All Music Guide
” . . . an energized romp, very gloriously arranged, and Susan Pereira sings with a lot of brio . . . ” Howard Mandel, jazz journalist
” . . . New York-based Sabor Brasil tills the fertile ground where Brazilian music meets jazz . . . Pianist, composer and singer Susan Pereira has a voice that is silky and supple . . .” Marty Lipp, The Newark Star-Ledger
“Pereira is an exceptionally gifted musician who sings with grace and perfect pitch, plays with passion and flair, and writes beautifully. Tudo Azul . . . an absolute must-have for fans of Brazilian jazz.” Dr. Judith Schlesinger, AllAboutJazz.com
“A superb vocalist, an accomplished pianist and percussionist and the force behind the ensemble Sabor Brasil . . . Tudo Azul is a wonderful debut album. The repertoire selection is well balanced, and the musicians’ performances under Susan Pereira’s creativity and guidance are stellar.” Egidio Leitão, musicabrasileira.org