US - Texas - Full Moon 212 - 12/17/13
Raquel Cepeda is a geologist and a jazz singer. Her solo debut is deftly arranged and wonderfully sung.
"East of the Sun" gets a startlingly mature reading with a relaxed vocal. "Chega de Saudade" is a sparkling number with a vivacious
vocal by Cepeda and some fluid playing by her band, while "Dream a Little Dream of Me" gets a soulful reading with Cepeda at her most
Her own "Me flechaste el Corazon" is a beautiful song with a fabulous arrangement. "Corcovado/Estate" closes the album on a good note,
mixing the songs seamlessly. It's a lovely album all told.
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