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Eliane Elias’s piano and vocals tribute to the late trumpeter Chet Baker is an as-light-as-air romp through the American songbook that alternates light touch jazz with airy Brazilian rhythms.

Though the title track, “Lets Get Lost” and “There Will Never Be Another You” all figured high in Baker’s vocal repertoire, there’s no attempt at mimicry, either by Elias or guest trumpeter Randy Brecker.

Rather this is Elias reining in the passion and interpreting familiar lyrics with a husky voice, understated delivery and cool, behind-the beat phrasing.

Eliane Elias

I Thought About You

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