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“For me, 'Aganjú' is not only a lovely song with a very special atmosphere but it is also a special track for a few other reasons: One is, that I trusted my gut that the track just wasn’t done. But before we took it off the record, I thought, let’s just try harder! Going into the studio again with fresh ideas and a new player, the flautist and saxophonist Robert Kyle, showed yet again, how much dedication and devotion it really takes on all levels to be a performing and recording artist.” ~ Frances Livings

Sexy, danceable and mysterious are the words that come to mind in listening to this track. The cajon (by Sandro Feliciano) and the electric bass (by Isaias Elpes) immediately set the atmosphere. This is followed by Robert Kyle’s subdued alto flute ad libs and Frances’ evocative whispering of the first verse. After that the track becomes a wonderful conversation between the vocals and the wood winds over a very infectious Nu jazz groove.

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AGANJÚ

Te esperei na lua crescer
Ví cadeira boa sentei
Espirrei na tua gripei
Por ficar ao léo resfriei
Você me agradou me acertou
Me miseravou, me aqueceu
Me rasgou a roupa e valeu
E jurou conversas de deus

Aganjú
Aganjú
Aganjú

Quem sabe a labuta quitar
Sabe o trabalho que dá
Batalhar o pão e trazer
Para a casa o sobreviver
Encontrei na rua a questão
Cem por cento a falta de chão
Vou rezar prá nunca perder
Essa estrutura que é você

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from Ipanema Lounge, released August 31, 2016
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Writer: Antônio Carlos Santos de Freitas (Carlinhos Brown) [EMI Blackwood Music Inc.]
Arrangers: Frances Livings, Greg Porée

Frances Livings – vocal
Robert Kyle – alto flute
tenor & soprano saxophone
Greg Porée – classical guitar
Isaias Elpes – electric bass
Sandro Feliciano – percussion

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Frances Livings Los Angeles, California

The London-born artist Frances Livings can be heard on a variety of recordings. Besides music, she has worked as a designer, has earned a PhD in art history and is the founder of the music production company Moontraxx.
Drawing from these different life experiences has made her ability to both craft and tell a story very unique.
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