Beautiful Paul Bley piano ballad -
I first heard Elias with Steps Ahead, whose self-titled debut album was the soundtrack of my weeks of illness with mono during high school. I ordered it blind (deaf?) from a local record shop after reading a brief review of it in Jazziz. The album has been a favorite since the first listen.A Syncopated Swinger - Eliane Elias -
Brazilian pianist Eliane Elisas (First name pronounced El-eee-ahni, with accent on first syllable.) plays jazz in a swinging syncopated style usually interwoven amongst a Samba beat. Recently (Anything that's happened in the last 20 years! ) she's added her voice to her piano. And while obviously not her primary instrument, call it pop, or call it jazz, she's made some beautifully produced and arranged recordings.