Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ivan Lins and The Metropole Orchestra

It's not often that a vocalist swings a big band with strings out of the concert hall, but check out this video to see Brazilian composer and vocalist Ivan Lins attempting to do just that [figuratively, of course] with Holland's Metropole Orkest under the direction of John Clayton. Lins takes the orchestra through its paces with another of his simple ditties, but stay with this one as there are some rhythmic and harmonic surprises in store. The guitar solo is by Peter Tiehaus and the always-dependable Martijn Vink is on drums. Beautifully filmed and, as such, worth a look in full screen. Everyone has a good time with Ivan's music. I hope you will, too.