New album “Relíquia” – Clarice & Sergio Assad

Described by GRAMOPHONE as “One of Brazil’s brightest young composers” and by the LA Times as a “Dazzling vocal soloist,” Clarice Assad’s first recorded musical collaboration with her father Sergio Assad resulted in the new album “Relíquia.” Clarice & Sergio Assad’s first album together will feature new songs by Sergio, with renowned Brazilian lyricists such as Chico Cesar, Thiago Amud, Vinicius Castro & Daniel Basilio. Special guests include clarinetist Derek Bermel, mandolinist Mike Marshall, Keita Ogawa on percussion and Yasushi Nakamura, bass. Available on July 15th on Adventure Music.

Dusty Groove calls the sounds

really lovely … with a fullness of sound, but also the lighter, lyrical sensibility that makes him a perfect match for Clarice’s vocals – which have that mix of jazz and more personal expression we love in our favorite Brazilian singers from the 70s… the songs are simple and often poetic.

From Midwest Record:

Here we find one of the most important classical guitarists of the age giving his daughter the chance to show the musical DNA he passed on to her which she has been making the most of as a vocalist. Guitar and voice with a little, sparsely used coloration here and there—and if you think that isn’t the recipe for a powerful release, go scarf down a mouthful of guardinera to remind you of what hot means. A dazzling, stunning set tailor made for those who still remember what real music all about, you’ll understand this set completely even if you don’t speak a word of Portuguese. Killer stuff throughout that shows just how complex simplicity can be.