Her latest single release (Caramel in the English language) just hit #50 on SmoothJazz.com. The College Music Journal (CMJ) recently ranked her album at #19 on their New World Music Chart, and her debuts at other core radio stations have been quite favorable.
Regardless of the fact that Beatrice Mason’s songs are sung in Portuguese, she corners the universal sound of smooth jazz making her popularity take on a steady rise in the United States. Thanks to her enchantingly percussive take on Suzanne Vega’s 1996 hit “Caramel” - the CD’s one English language track is available in three sultry “Nite Life” and “Pop” remixes by Motown veteran Michael B. Sutton (Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson).
From her website: “Mosaico: a musical mosaic of styles and sounds with the common thread of emanating from her native Brasil. “Algum Mistério (Some Kind of Mystery),” Ana Clara Horta’s piano samba “Cortejo,” and a duet version of Raphael Gemal’s “Canto Só” featuring guest vocalist Edu Krieger. An artful video was also lensed for her version of Vitor Ramil’s “Foi no mês que vem,” a mix of tango and electronica.”
I can’t get enough of this record! Interested to hear others’ take on her music.
Website at BeatriceMason (dot) com (slash) br (for brazil!)
Listen to the 3 english mixes of “Caramel” at CD Baby