Patricia Talem

Patricia Talem

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Patricia Talem is a singer of surprising talent. She knows how to balance musical sophistication with pop spirit. Patricia sings with a happy heart, but also takes on melancholy. She has a lovely voice, surprises us with her clear notion of the fundaments of singing, and abounds in novel nuances.

Biography

Patricia Talem belongs to a new generation of Brazilian music talents. She has been close to the world of music and dance since a young age. She began studying music at 14, with piano and singing lessons.
In 2006, together with her producer, Marco da Costa, Patricia began researching material for her first album self-titled Patricia Talem. “My goal was to find compositions that portrayed this moment of my current life and the state of my soul.”
Album
When the CD begins to play, any initial doubts in its respect are quickly dispelled. Patricia Talem is a singer of surprising talent. She knows how to balance musical sophistication with pop spirit.
Her first CD presents us with a repertoire of different tracks that talk about grassroots, sexuality, love and even pop culture.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles. It was produced by Marco da Costa, who received the Latin Grammy in 2004 for his co-production of singer Maria Rita’s debut record, and whose résumé includes such names as Rita Lee, Hermeto Pascoal, Itamar Assumpção and Bocato, among others. The album was co-produced by Sandro Albert, a Brazilian guitarist who was brought up in New York and whose résumé names partnerships with Milton Nascimento, Victor Bailey, Abraham Laboriel, Kenny Garret and Peter Erskine, among others.
Participating in the foundation – the “kitchen,” so to say – of the record are Russel Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets, while Sandro Albert plays the guitars and electric guitars and Marco da Costa, the drums.
Many guest singers enrich the work, featuring a sole song in English composed by Canadian Ron Sexsmith and sung by Arnold Mc Culler (Phil Collins, James Taylor). Patricia partners with singer and composer Elder Costa (Milton Nascimento, Trio Mocotó, Ana Carolina) to sing the “Tua Cidade” track, also featuring Caçulinha.
The outstanding solos of “Tardes Castanhas” and “Só de Você” are performed by saxophonist Katisse Buckingham, while Keco Brandão adds his talent to the “Timidez” and “Filho do Mar” tracks.
Distinguishing the work are unique compositions by Flávio Venturini, Alexandre Blasifera, Renato Motha, Patricia Lobato, Keko Brandão, Jairzinho, Elder Costa, Marcelo Pompeu, Rita Altério, Pedro Altério and Sandro Albert, and rereadings like “Só de Você,” by Rita Lee and Roberto de Carvalho, and “Ludo Real,” by Chico Buarque and Vinicius Cantuária, and a version of “Stella by Starlight” by Pedro Baldanza.
Capturing and mixing are done by engineer Rich Breen (Dianne Reeves, Herbie Hancock, Robben Ford, Norah Jones), and mastering by Dave Collins (Sting, Sarah Brightman, Joe Cocker).

Discography

Patricia Talem recorded her first album in Los Angeles. It was produced by Marco da Costa, who received the Latin Grammy in 2004 for his co-production of singer Maria Rita’s debut record, and whose résumé includes such names as Rita Lee, Hermeto Pascoal, Itamar Assumpção and Bocato, among others. The album was co-produced by Sandro Albert, a Brazilian guitarist who was brought up in New York and whose résumé names partnerships with Milton Nascimento, Victor Bailey, Abraham Laboriel, Kenny Garret and Peter Erskine, among others.
Participating in the foundation – the “kitchen,” so to say – of the record are Russel Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets, while Sandro Albert plays the guitars and electric guitars and Marco da Costa, the drums.
Many guest singers enrich the work, featuring a sole song in English composed by Canadian Ron Sexsmith and sung by Arnold Mc Culler (Phil Collins, James Taylor). Patricia partners with singer and composer Elder Costa (Milton Nascimento, Trio Mocotó, Ana Carolina) to sing the “Tua Cidade” track, also featuring Caçulinha.
The outstanding solos of “Tardes Castanhas” and “Só de Você” are performed by saxophonist Katisse Buckingham, while Keco Brandão adds his talent to the “Timidez” and “Filho do Mar” tracks.
Distinguishing the work are unique compositions by Flávio Venturini, Alexandre Blasifera, Renato Motha, Patricia Lobato, Keko Brandão, Jairzinho, Elder Costa, Marcelo Pompeu, Rita Altério, Pedro Altério and Sandro Albert, and rereadings like “Só de Você,” by Rita Lee and Roberto de Carvalho, and “Ludo Real,” by Chico Buarque and Vinicius Cantuária, and a version of “Stella by Starlight” by Pedro Baldanza.
Capturing and mixing are done by engineer Rich Breen (Dianne Reeves, Herbie Hancock, Robben Ford, Norah Jones), and mastering by Dave Collins (Sting, Sarah Brightman, Joe Cocker).

Check it out. You’re going to like it.

Set List

1. ZÉ FELIZ
RENATO MOTHA

2. LUDO REAL
CHICO BUARQUE / VINICIUS CANTUÁRIA

3. TARDE SOLAR
FLÁVIO VENTURINI / ALEXANDRE BLASIFERA

4. TUA CIDADE
ELDER COSTA / MARCELO POMPEU

5. TARDES CASTANHAS
RENATO MOTHA / PATRICIA LOBATO

6. TIMIDEZ
KECO BRANDÃO / JAIRZINHO

7. NO TOM
SANDRO ALBERT / ELDER COSTA

8. NEVER GIVE UP
RON SEXSMITH

9. SÓ DE VOCÊ
RITA LEE / ROBERTO DE CARVALHO

10. STELLA BY STARLIGHT
Ned Washington/Victou Young

11. FILHO DO MAR
KECO BRANDÃO / RITA ALTÉRIO

12. VOCÊ E EU
PEDRO ALTÉRIO