Bossa Nova, Rock, and Pop records, lyrics, and music
One of the hottest new American composers to take aim at the Brazilian jazz master, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wayne Cook plunged into Bossa Nova with the frenetic enthusiasm of a boy in love. His perception with composing, writing and studio recording belied his American roots and replaced our senses with the beat of the Rio beaches, the imagination of the Samba and the longing of the soul for intimacy....Born of Euro-American ancestry, raised in the steaming jungles of South America, simmered with the spices of Brazilian rythms and traditional melodies, ripened him into a modern Jobim with English subtitles!
Barbara Furtado brings a shimmering Martha's Vineyard mix of Irish/Portuguese heritage and a lovely sense of dance and romance to the Bossa, rock and pop rythms, with the keen ear of a naturally gifted and disciplined producer to the production workflow. Her insistance on a great sound produced a successful record contract for Red Patent Leather Heels as well as a number of internet hits with Not a Care About Tomorrow. The eye she has for great images, placed award winning cover art lending an air of sophistication, beauty and mystery to the albums.
Their melded skills have yielded the sensuous rythms of Brazilian jazz, and their latest CD, a pop/rock release, Not a Care About Tomorrow
, already a favorite of thousands of listeners before the CD ever hit the streets.