℗ © 1998 Chesky Records
She was born in the countryside of Sao Paulo state, "discovered" at a jazz festival in Finland, acclaimed in Japan and recorded in New York City. Perhaps it seems ironic that this retrospective of Ana Caram's music is titled Postcards from Rio. Yet her five albums on Chesky are all imbued with the atmosphere of this captivating city, whose music transforms everyone it touches. These fourteen musical postcards were created with love and recorded with a freshness and clarity impossible to capture in multi-track recording.
Ana Caram - Vocals, guitar
Cliff Korman - Piano, synthesizer
David Finck - Bass
Duduka da Fonseca - Drums, percussion
Steve Sacks - Flute, alto flute, tenor & soprano saxophone
Al Hunt - Flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn
David Sacks - Trombone
Erik Friedlander - Cello
Raul Jaurena - Bandoneon
Romero Lubambo - Guitar
George Young - Saxophone
Portinho - Drums
Leandro Braga - Piano
Ted Lo - Synthesizers
Cyro Baptista, Jamey Haddad - Percussion
Matthew Dine - Oboe
Sergio Assad - Guitar, 12 String Guitar
Produced by David Chesky and Steve Sacks
Recorded by Bob Katz
Recorded using the 128X oversampling A to D Mark III converter with ultra analog modules and vacuum tube equipment built by George Kaye.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Reviews"Caram sings with the clarity of a fine diamond and the simplicity of a performer confident in her style and interpretation to carry the message without the clutter of overstyling." - The Portland Skanner