segunda-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2008

Mattila's crossover

Desta feita, Karita Mattila surpreende-nos com o crossover:

«Fever is Karita Mattila's long-awaited light music and jazz album, which includes popular standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein II, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and others.

This recording has been cut from several live performances: Finnish star soprano Karita Mattila's long-time dream of performing jazz and light music standards in a tailored show came to reality during the second half of August 2007, when Tampere Hall in Finland produced four sold-out Fever concerts featuring the Finnish "body-and-soul diva" in front of an excited audience. The programme included favourite songs from the Great American Songbook and Brazilian Bossa Nova. All songs were arranged by Finnish jazz icon Kirmo Lintinen who, together with his band and the vocal trio How Many Sisters, backed Karita Mattila as musical director, conductor and pianist throughout the evenings. Set and costumes were designed by Markku Piri who developed the original artistic concept together with Karita Mattila. Stage and choreography were devised by Tiina Lindfors. The musical performances were unanimously praised by the Finnish press.»

Bom... não se pode dizer que a crítica do The Independent seja muito favorável...

«Oh Sarah! Oh Billie! Oh sainted Shirley Horn! If you sense any turbulence in the heavens today, it's the late great jazz divas weeping with mirth. Hot on the heels of Thomas Quasthoff's bizarre Mel Tormé tribute, 'Watch What Happens', comes Karita Mattila's 'Fever': a high-camp piñata of show-tunes, standards and, dear me, bossa nova. Stripped of operatic spin, there's a hint of Cleo Laine in the Finnish soprano's high notes, and more than a touch of Manhattan Transfer in Kirmo Lintinen's hyperactive arrangements. Excepting the comedy-value of "O Pato", this is one to avoid.»

Das duas, uma: ou o trabalho de Mattila - neste caso concreto - é dispensável, ou a senhora que o critica é uma matrona ressabiada, com imensa inveja de "loiras boazudas" incandescentes!

Let's Wait and see!!!

1 comentário:

samuel disse...

que bela