The Grammy Awards have a message for Brazilian jazz musicians, especially female artists who blend genres: We hear you!
Since 1965, when Astrud Gilberto won Record of the Year for “The Girl from Ipanema”, in partnership with Stan Getz, the music made in Brazil has won numerous awards, including two Grammys for Eliana Elias as Best Latin Jazz Album, in 2016 and 2017.
In 2020, the @recordingacademy has chosen singer-lyricist Thalma de Freitas as the only artist from Brazil to receive a nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. “Sorte!” is an independent project produced by @emiliodmiler for @johnfinbury, featuring @thalma’s lyrics and vocals along with excellent musicians @pianovitor @dudukadafonseca @chicopinheiro @airtomoreiramusic @johnjpatitucci.
“Sorte!” is a joyful piece of art about serendipity, and how “excellent mistakes can also mean luck”. However, this nomination is not a matter of luck, and even less a mistake. It’s pure art for your consideration.