Premiere: Hear a Tune From Eliane Elias’ Upcoming Album, ‘Love Stories’

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Vocalist/pianist Eliane Elias follows up last year’s Music From The Man Of La Mancha with Love Stories, due out Aug. 30.

(Photo: Bob Wolfenson)

Pinging among jazz, Brazilian and classical music, Eliane Elias has been stitching personalized details into recordings since the mid-1980s.

Last year’s Music From The Man Of La Mancha ranked as an intriguing clutch of instrumentals with a backstory of deferred artistic realization, and now the vocalist/pianist returns with Love Stories, due out Aug. 30 on Concord. “Baby, Come To Me,” a cut off that forthcoming recording, debuts below.

“I like the message of cultivating a relationship, of keeping the romance alive when you find someone you love,” Elias said about the song in a press release.

On the tune, originally recorded by Patti Austin and James Ingram in 1983, Elias hedges ahead of the beat and relaxes behind it, adding her own touch to a well-known hit. It comes among six other covers and a batch of three originals on Love Stories.

For additional information about Elias’ work, visit her website. DB



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