Anna Estrada | Obsesión – [Feral Flight Productions, 2009]
Anna Estrada – Obsesión
When Elis Regina died, most Brazilians
thought that the vacuum created by her loss could not be filled. Then along came Rosa Passos
… and Anna Estrada
. The two vocalists do not jostle for position in the vacant slot that Regina left behind. However, both fill it individually with the extraordinary breath and scope of their talent. Passos stays within the Brazilian
ethos more often than not. If this record, Obsesión
, is anything to go by then the Bay Area
singer Anna Estrada
appears to be more adventurous–embracing the whole Latin American
ethos. However, this is where all further comparisons should end.
Estrada is a unique voice with a dynamic range that stretches two and a half octaves. She is wonderfully expressive and more likely to inhabit the characters in her songs than any Brazilian artist does today. On Obsesión, she has chosen what may be argued to be a rather narrow spectrum of song–a look at “love” in several forms. Actually, it is the other way around. The record proffers a staggering array of moods, sensibilities and tableaus, and provokes such intense feelings that it is quite breathtaking an experience. —Raul de Gama
..:: Source: LatinJazzNet.com ::..