As a composer often mentioned in the same breath as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ivan Lins has been an icon of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) since the early 1970s, when Elis Regina had a major hit with his "Madalena." He's also been hugely influential internationally as a wide array of artists have been captivated by his alluring melodies and sophisticated harmonies. He's reportedly the most recorded Brazilian composer after Jobim, including by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Quincy Jones. Lins has recorded dozens of his own albums, and most recently won a Latin Grammy for 2008's Regência: Vince Mendoza, a live recording with the Metropole Orchestra. Live, Lins is known for the warmth and emotional depth of his singing as well as his keyboard work. In this rare local appearance, Lins will be accompanied by brilliant Uruguayan guitarist Leonard Amuedo, and bassist Enrique Toussaint and drummer Fernando Toussaint of the internationally known, Minnesota-connected Mexican jazz band Sacbe.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2011