CREDITS: Co-composer, pianist, arranger and producer.
Portuguese singer Sofia Ribeiro’s new album “Ar” will be released in 2012. I worked on it in the city of New York in July and November of 2011 and we are currently raising an online funding campaign to be able to finish it! Here is an advance of what the album is going to be.
“Os Teus Olhos” (Sofia Ribeiro) This song will be part of Portuguese singer Sofia Ribeiro’s upcoming album, which I produced, arranged and played for. Listen to the beautiful solo that guitar player Greg Ruggiero improvised for this song!
“Mimo (Sofia Ribeiro) A funny song written by Sofia, talking about one being spoiled and wanting everything for oneself.
“Maria das Mercedes” (Djavan) A song from the great Brazilian composer Djavan, that will be part of our upcoming CD ‘Ar’.
“Ribalta” (Sofia Ribeiro) A sad song with some fado influences for which I wrote a string section that I am very proud of!
“A Medida da Paixão” (Lenine) A duo version from this beautiful song by Brazilian composer Lenine. With ‘Maria das Mercedes’, these two are the only two covers from the CD.
“Bola de chumbo” (Sofia Ribeiro, Juan Andrés Ospina)Sofia had started a long time ago, but she was blocked and did not know how to continue it. We worked it together, and this is the result.
“Adversidade” (Sofia Ribeiro) The lyrics of this song were originally a poem by Brazilian poet Cecilia Meireles. We tried to get in touch with the owner of the rights of the poem (the poet’s grandson), and not only he ignored us during 6 months and never answered ONE email, but in the end he refused to give us the rights to use it. That delayed the whole process and created a lot of stress, but in the end it ended in a new set of lyrics where Sofia talks about the adversity and the obstacles of life! I am very happy how it turned up, and also that we don’t depend anymore in that stupid person!
“Súplica” (Sofia Ribeiro, Juan Andrés Ospina, Miguel Torga)A beautiful poem from Miguel Torga that we wrote music for with Sofia. Listen to the amazing solo by bassist Petros Klampanis!
Sofia Ribeiro, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano
Greg Ruggiero, guitar
Petros Klampanis, bass
Marcelo Woloski, percussion