Sofia Ribeiro “Mar Sonoro” (2016)

CREDITS: PRODUCER, ARRANGER, PIANIST, VOCALIST

Mar sonoro CD cover

“Mar Sonoro” (Sofia Ribeiro, lyrics by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen) The title song of the album, and one of my personal favorites. Sofia wrote a melody for the original poem of the Portuguese writer Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, and I arranged it for string orchestra plus piano, bass and percussion.

“Bom Dia” (Sofia Ribeiro) A song based on the Brazilian rhythm of Maracatú, in which Sofia describes a very particular character who goes around saying hello to everyone.

“Tela” (Sofia Ribeiro) A great song by Sofia, with an incredible solo in the end by the virtuoso flute player from Israel Itai Kriss!

“Ultima Danza” (Sofia Ribeiro) A jazzy original ballad with an amazing vocal trombone solo by Sofia.

“O gente da minha terra” (Amália Rorigues, Tiago Machado) A live fado we performed in duo with Sofia.

Sofia Ribeiro, voice
Juan Andrés Ospina, piano/vocals
Petros Klampanis, upright bass
Marcelo Woloski, percussion

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Arooj Aftab,voice
Maeve Gilchrist,harp
Itai Kriss, flute
Emily Eagen, whistle
Maria Im, violin I
Megan Gould, violin I
Gokce Erem, violin II
Christiana Liberis, violin II
Irena Momchilova, viola
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin, viola
Maria Jeffers, cello
Sam Quiggins, cello

MIX and MASTER by Jeremy Loucas