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Singer Alexandra Jackson Revisits Ramsey Lewis' Classic "Brazilica"
Singer Alexandra Jackson Revisits Ramsey Lewis' Classic "Brazilica"

"The album introduces a bright new International artist performing with music legends: Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Al Jarreau, Rod Temperton, Oscar Castro- Neves, the 96-year old Samba icon Dona Ivone Lara, Ivan Lins, Carlinhos Brown, The Jobim Trio (Paulo Jobim, Paulinho Braga and Daniel Jobim), Siedah Garrett, Banda Black Rio, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Hubert Laws, Robertinho Silva, Larry Williams, and Maestro Charles Floyd with The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra.


The 1st single from the "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy" music album is "Brazilica."

Originally recorded in 1976 by Chicago jazz legend Ramsey Lewis -- and produced by Earth, Wind & Fire maestros Charles Stepney and Maurice White, the classic ‘70s "Brazilica” recording featured master musicians channeling African and Brazilian music influences through the Chicago Jazz and R&B prism of the legendary Chess Records proving ground.

On her 2017 version, Alexandra Jackson collaborates with Producer Robert Hebert and his fellow Chicagoan Darryl Jones, Larry Williams, Kevin Spears, Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn, Brazilian greats Teo Lima, Armando Marcal, Ricardo Silveira, Marco Brito, Marcelo Martins and Jesse Sadoc ... and Chicago maestro Charles Floyd conducting Rio de Janeiro's "The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra" — formed to record the six orchestral tracks on her debut album."

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