Zeurítia (2008)

Zeurítia (2008)

Singer Zeurítia releases her new CD for Animal Music full of samba and bossa nova

The idea to do bossa music first occur to me when I listened to Joao Gilberto and Tom Jobim, which was probably the case with many other musicians. I was absolutely fascinated by the rhythm, language and ease of melodies which seemed very close to me. I started learning the Brazilian lyrics and formed a bossa nova duo with my husband, who was then “just” a classmate of mine.
We really took a great care to make our music sound authentic. That’s why I started studying Portuguese and we studied the bossa nova rhythms and chord progressions. We wanted to play music which would rooted in Brazilian music but which would also include some modern elements of jazz as well as other genres. We wanted to have a deeper understanding of the genre and were thinking about new arrangements. So we started listetning to Eliane Elias, Oscar Castro-Neves, Ellis Regina a Maria Rita. Thanks to the offer to play in a bigger line up, our duo has become a quartet. Libor wrote arrangements of the songs for the quartet and the band could start playing on a regular basis.

The members of the band on this record are Libor Smoldas (guitar), Michal Baranski (double bass), Tomas Vokurka (drums), Michal Tokaj (piano, fender rhodes), Milos Dvoracek (percussion) and Petr Ostrouchov (ukulele). Despite the fact that I sing in Brazilian Portuguese, a language that only few understand, I believe our audiences in jazz clubs as well as listeners of the record will agree with what Richard Bonna puts it: „Music is a universal language.“


Animal Music

Zeurítia – zpěv
Libor Šmoldas – akustická kytara
Michał Tokaj – piáno, fender rhodes
Michał Barański – kontrabas, byskytara
Tomáš Vokurka – bicí
Miloš Dvořáček ml. – perkuse
Petr Ostrouchov – ukulele

1 / Lobo Bobo
2 / Samba de Verao
3 / Saudade da Bahia
4 / Voce e Eu
5 / Chovendo na Roseira
6 / I Wish You Love
7 / Samba do Aviao
8 / Samba de Uma Nota Só
9 / É Com Esse Que Eu Vou
10 / Diga
11 / Brazilian Impressions
12 / É Luxo Só
13 / Doralice
14 / Chega de Saudade

koupit CD

SILVER, sketches of the silver screen

A new solo guitar record of mine is being released on November 30th. It contains my take on songs from old czechoslovakian movies.
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