Fabiana Passoni’s newest EP is called ‘Dim The Lights’.
After the release of her singles “Lovin’ You” and “Rock With You” in 2012 (also included on this EP collection), she added five other covers of world class songs. But this award winning singer from Brazil also knows how to add something extra. Not only with her warm voice but also with the outstanding musicians who accompany her like Kleber Jorge, Mike Shapiro, Hussain Jiffry and Scott Mayo, plus the best background singers, adding strings and using the best recording studio in Hollywood (Bill Schnee) as well as the very best masters for the finishing touch, Paul and Bernie Grundman.
The other songs on the EP are “Magic,” “You’ll Never Find,” “Lovely Day,” “Ain’t Nobody” and “Close To You.” Not an easy task to add something special to songs that were already at their best by their original interpreters. But Fabiana Passoni knows exactly how to handle these well known songs and add her special Brazilian touch. It works like magic! Try it for yourself. You’re sure to get goosebumps listening to “Lovely Day” and love Fabiana’s version far more than the original.
In 2011, she released her sophomore solo effort, Naturalmente Brasil, classy and stylish music for even the most discerning listener. It conveys both spark and sensuality. Bossas, sambas and swing all arranged in exciting pop settings with a full band and Fabiana Passoni‘s passionate vocals are a sure recipe for success.
From a small town in Brazil, Passoni was singing professionally at rallies, clubs and parties by the time she was about ten years old. However, her musical vision was to establish a clear rapport with her audiences that would “make them feel better than when they came in; to leave with an impression in their soul.” So she started the pursuit of her dream by singing bossa nova jazz fusion in New York. After her 2007 highly-acclaimed album release of É Minha Vez, in 2011, Naturalmente Brasil gave us music with a strong and optimistic celebratory note that lifts the soul, cleanses the spirit, taps into emotions, and encourages people to live happily and fight for life. The song, “Natural,” for example, extols the great healing power of water. After her three-year battle with cancer, who says that music doesn’t have therapeutic and curing power also? The accordion-driven “Nao” establishes a spirited melodic groove. Any large body of original material also introduces various everyday characters such as “Esse Joao” (the poor flirt), “Maria das Fofocas” (the gossipmonger), and “Torradeiro” (a handsome, competent man with many skills including those of love). Her own self-penned “O Vida O Ceus” presents a novel fusion of Adam del Monte’s flamenco guitar with more electric rock influences.
Whether singing a breezy, jazz-influenced samba or exuberant, forro-influenced number, Passoni radiates strong, positive energy with her signature sound. Beyond just a combination of jazz and world stylings, her pop music has spirited vocals and contagious rhythms.
Her newly-released EP Dim The Lights carries on the tradition. Great repertoire and consummate musicians are a sure recipe for her continued success...
Enjoy this lively jazzy orchestrated "You'll Never Find"!!!