Ara

Ara

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandJazzWorld

Ara plays both original and cover material of contemporary Brazilian music and Jazz.Two important aspects of their music are interaction and improvisation.Their sound is modern and unique while encompassing diverse traditions. An entertaining experience guaranteed to be fresh and full of surprises.

Biography

After collaborating together in different LA band formations over the years, Ami, Ravi and Antoine decided (on Ami's initiative) to put together their own project. Their repertoire is focused on -but not limited to the extremely rich musical cultural heritage of Brazil, that is their interpretation of standards of Bossa Nova and Samba as well as lesser known traditional styles such as samba funk, choro, baiao, partido alto and more. They also play an array of original compositions written by either one of them and their own arrangements of American Jazz standards. Their sound is modern and unique while encompassing diverse traditions of different time periods. Two major key components of their music are interaction and improvisation. The result is entertaining and contemporary, an experience guaranteed to be fresh and full of surprises.

Discography

In the process of recording their first album

Set List

Up to 3 hourly sets or just a 45 min set. Covers of Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Wayne Shorter, Airto Moreira, Lionel Loueke, and many more as well as a solid original repertoire.

1. wave
2. chega de saudade
3. samba de uma nota
4. insensatez/how insensitive
5. desafinado
6. a felicidade
7. corcovado
8. chovendo na roseira
9. manhana de carnaval/black orpheus
10. partido alto
11. paraty
12. a ra
13. e preciso perdoar
14. my little boat
15. bebe
16. black Eyes
17. made in France
18. frank emilio's Son/Si me dices que si
19. teklinha -AS
20. choro for gerson -AS
21. shatto samba -AS
22. amarelo -AS
23. april child
24. ponteio
25. samba do aviao
26. ana Maria
27. blue and green
28. once I loved
29. aguas de marco
30. if you never come to me/useless landscape
31. summer in central park
32. summer samba
33. samba de Orpheo
34. aquarela do brasil/brazil
35. agua de beber
36. mas que nada
37. tico tico
38. tIme code -AS