NINA ERNST CANTA JOBIM
Nina Ernst recorded her first Bossa Nova album in Rio de Janeiro.
On the CD “Nina Ernst canta Jobim”, German singer interprets pearls of the Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, such as Água de Beber, Insensatez, A Felicidade, Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar, Dindi, Desafinado, Triste, Inútil Paisagem, Amor em Paz, Corcovado and Chega de Saudade.
The arrangements are by producer Ruy Quaresma and Fernando Merlino.
The production includes the musicians Humberto Araújo (flute, sax, clarinet), Ruy Quaresma (guitar), Fernando Merlino (piano), Zé Luis Maia (bass) and Jorge Gomes (drums).
With this work, Nina had intense contact with the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. One could say that the uniqueness of Tom Jobim's style provoked in the German singer a kind of love at first sight.
For some years Nina Ernst and her band have represented a very successful Brazilian-German encounter in Brazil and were invited by the German embassy and consulates to perform, also at the “Bossa Nova in Concert” festival in Rio de Janeiro.
The album was released in 2010 by the label Fina Flor (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
“One of the best Bossa Nova CDs I've heard.” - Leny Andrade