Grazyna Auguscik and Paulinho Garcia: Fragile
Grazyna comes from Poland and sings in Portuguese, English and scats with Chicago Brasileiro Paulinho Garcia. This is a beautiful recording of vocal duets and acoustic guitar with some light percussion overdubs from Paulinho (he was once a percussionist in Brazil). The program consists of well-known Brazilian standards like Voce, A Ra, Bridges, Agua de Beber and So Dance Samba among others. My personal favorite is their treatment of Sting's haunting Fragile, a tune that is destined to become a standard.
Grazyna and Paulinho recently completed a very successful two-week tour of Poland; complete with two concerts that were broadcast internationally via the Internet on May 5 and 8. Paulinho told me that they received hundreds of complimentary emails from all over the world following these concerts. This is a recording of a new artist that is destined to go somewhere in the music community.
Available in most Chicago stores. Or contact Paulinho via his website: www.homestead.com/paulinhogarcia