Thinky, drinky or slinky? This is what I ask myself when I look at the multitudes of performers at this year's Montreal International Jazz Festival.
And since the Montreal fest holds the Guinness World Record for largest jazz festival, I thought it might be helpful to narrow down the field by sharing my pick of the day based on this question: Which artist performing today truly embodies the essence of, you guessed it, thinky, drinky or slinky? (Call it the "TDS" factor.)
Thinky jazz may be challenging to listen to, and to play. Drinky jazz is fun, toe-tapping music. And slinky? Think romance and bubbly, possibly a little candlelight.
June 30 pick: Eliane Elias Brasileira Quartet
If you have a love of exotic music and sexiness, then you’re going to love Eliane Elias. Elias is a Brazilian pianist/singer with a dark, smoky voice. You’re going to hear music sung in both Portuguese and English. Expect an easygoing, laid back night that would be perfect with someone special.
To put it bluntly, get a date for the Eliane Elias Brasileira Quartet show. Have some wine with a nice dinner before or after the show. It’s a date night!
TDS: Thinky and slinky.
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on Jun 30, 2012