Bruce Abbott Music Originals
Description: Original song with lyrics. Even 8ths rhythmic feel, tempo = 108bpm. Key of Bb.
Recording Info: Luciana Nóbrega (vocal), Fabiano de Castro (piano) & Bruce Abbott (alto sax)
About this piece: This song began as an instrumental composition. As I listened to the opening three-note motive I kept thinking of the Portuguese word "abraço" which translates as "hug" or "embrace". I knew this word because my friend and pianist Fabiano de Castro from São Paulo, Brazil often closes his emails with an endearing "Abraço, Fabiano". The rest of the lyrics soon fell into place and I was inspired to dedicate this song to him. To create a recording we enlisted vocalist Luciana Nóbrega who Fabiano had recorded with previously. This song was composed and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic when we all longed for actual "abraços"! My thanks to Fabiano and Lu for their amazing performance.
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