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Maucha Adnet and Hélio Alves at Jazz in the Sky, Début Series

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

Maucha Adnet and Hélio Alves
“Jazz in the Sky”

Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street
Btw. Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Hélio Alves on Piano

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
June 13, 2006

(Read a Maucha Adnet CD Review).
(See Maucha Adnet and Hélio Alves at the Blue Note).

Tonight’s weather and climate could not have been more perfect, with a clear sky and full moon, balmy breeze and a view extraordinaire, and the guests at the second “Jazz in the Sky” debut series filled the terrace at Terrace in the Sky with anticipation of smooth Brazilian sounds. Maucha Adnet, on vocals, and Hélio Alves, on piano, are a seasoned team, and Maucha performed for many years with Antonio Carlos Jobim. Her throaty interpretations of samba, bossa nova, and Brazilian standards, resonated throughout the terrace, as guests dined on tapas and grilled fish dinners. Hélio Alves, a versatile, energized performer, knows Maucha’s style and the music of Jobim. Maucha’s occasional commentary was quite engaging, as each song had a special meaning or story.

Tonight’s program included:

Só danço samba - ( A.C.Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes )
Eu vim da Bahia - ( Gilberto Gil )
Céu e mar - ( Johnny Alf )
Fotografia - ( A.C.Jobim / Aloisio de Oliveira )
Chovendo na roseira - ( A.C.Jobim )
Insensatez ( A.C.Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes )
Só tinha de ser com você ( A.C.Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes )
Chega de Saudade - ( A.C.Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes )
Retrato em branco e preto - ( A.C.Jobim / Chico Buarque )
Desafinado - (A.C.Jobim / Nilton Mendonça )
Águas de Marco - (A.C.Jobim )
Garota de Ipanema - ( A.C.Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes )
Sambou sambou - ( João Donato )
Minha Saudade - ( João Donato )
Sabiá - ( A.C.Jobim )
Medo de Amar - ( Vinicius de Moraes )
Água de beber - ( A.C.Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes )

There were two sets of fine Brazilian standards, while the bartenders were busy creating exotic, tropical drinks. Manfred Knoop, of TWINZ Records, provided superb sound equipment for this event. “Jazz in the Sky” now has a loyal following, as this no-cover, high end jazz venue offers views and dinners for the memory bank. Guests can also order á la carte tapas, as well as fruit-adorned wines and liqueurs. Terrace in the Sky’s new outdoor space is always open, for lunch, brunch, or dinner, with piped-in music and a menu created by one of the top chefs in New York.

The schedule for some upcoming “Jazz in the Sky” events, all Tuesday evenings, is below. Reservations are strongly recommended (212.666.9490), well in advance, for a table near the music. Views can be seen from every table, every angle.

June 27, 2006
Little Jimmy Scott's Touring Band
w/ Hill Greene, TK Blue,
Aaron Graves,
Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax

July 18, 2006
Swinging Jazz
Tenor Saxophone, Guitar,
Bass, Drums
w/ Harry Allen, Joe Cohn,
Joel Forbes, Chuck Riggs

August 8, 2006
Maurizio Najt, Piano
Tito Castro, Bandoneón
Nicolas Danielson, Violin

For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at