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Ed Motta
Behind The Tea Chronicles

MPS Records

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In his native Brazil, the singer and multi-instrumentalist Ed Motta is known as a rock and soul artist, but with this richly complex new album, his first in seven years, he achieves a masterful synthesis of genres, including jazz. Best not to fret over the baffling title. Instead, wallow in the soaring melodies, lush vocal and orchestral harmonies, and a luxuriously burnished production.

According to Motta himself, the plan was to create a sonic world that would evoke old films and TV series. And cinematic it certainly is. The opener "Newsroom Costumers" with its bold flourishes of strings and marimba, chattering clavinet and Dan-style slash chords on the guitar, is followed by the ecstatic "Slumberland" complete with harp, latin percussion and multi-layered vocals. One could go on, but one won’t.

Let’s just say that this is the most impressive vocal jazz album since Jarrod Lawson’s Be the Change from a couple of years ago. — (via Jazzwise)

Label: MPS Records / Dwitza Music 
Format: LP, Album, 180g
Released: 2023
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk & Soul, Blues

File under: Funk / Soul