AGUAS PROFUNDAS, New CD by Christianna Valentina
The newly completed 'AGUAS PROFUNDAS' by San Francisco Bay Area, singer/pianist, Christianna Valentina, is comprised of songs from Brazil, Argentina as well as American Jazz standards. In fact, the alternative working title was, 'Songbook Of The Americas'.
Preferring the naked textures and vulnerability of paired down arrangements over the fuller score, she imbues pure emotion into this varied and playful collection of sonic delights. This CD is a mosaic of nostalgic and diverse jazz standards: 'Throw It Away' (by Abbey Lincoln), 'Lush Life' (by Billy Strayhdorn), 'Softly As In A Morning Sunrise' (by Sigmund Romberg and Roger Hammerstein) as well as new interpretations of Brazilian classics by Caetano Veloso, Jackson Do Pandiero, and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Largely inspired by the sea and reflections on life itself, 'AGUAS PROFUNDAS' was informed by many inspiring and scenic drives from Big Sur to Mendocino along Highway 1 on her native Northern California coast.
This CD is a multi-faceted array of vocal harmonies, percussive landscapes, aquatic themes, lyrical poetry, fragmented elements of water, metal, wood, skin, wind and a passion for the unexpected. All tracks were performed by co -producers, C. Valentina and Christopher Krotky at Soundwire Studios in Marin County, California.
Among her many creative endeavors, C. Valentina finds musical delight in many other forms. Please scroll down to hear her latest Gypsy Jazz recordings with guitarist, Eli Pearson Carlton, bassist, Brandon Essex and drummer, Christopher Krotky. Stay posted for more recordings going soon!