Billboard kicks off Carnival with an exclusive premiere of a track from the Brazilian jazz pianist and singer’s upcoming album.
Eliane Elias’ new album Dance of Time celebrates the centennial of samba -- and the rhythm of Brazilian carnival.
“Samba is the most authentic and contagious dance rhythm of Brazil,” says the celebrated jazz pianist and singer. “And there is no better place in the world to capture this music. I just had to be in Brazil to make Dance of Time."
Elias first made her name on the Manhattan jazz scene as a piano prodigy three decades ago and still lives in New York. She first traveled back to a Brazilian recording studio to make her last album, 2015’s Grammy-winning Made in Brazil.