Diana Clark Trio live CD/DVD
featuring Doug de Vries & Stephen Grant
Highlights of the trio’s 2009 Australian Tour with bonus DVD teaming Diana Clark’s intimate English/Portuguese vocals & Doug de Vries’ sparkling 7-string guitar with Stephen Grant’s understated accordion.
“Diana’s voice…seductive & engaging…with de Vries improvising, using an impressive finger-style technique on 7 string guitar…also complementing Di’s voice by singing counterpoint melodies while Grant uplifted the music further still with his transcendental accompanying…truly a night of splendour from three of this country’s finest musicians.”
President Albury-Wodonga Jazz Society
three shadows of blue
Diana Clark and Doug de Vries duo CD ‘Three Shadows of Blue’ interprets Jobim and other pioneers of Bossa Nova with just voice and guitar delving into the essence of this subtle yet rich repertoire. This album received arts critics acclaim in both the USA and Australia.
“De Vries and Clark feel the music of Brazil down to their bones. His guitar is full of romance and her voice is so intimate it could make you blush. Australia may be halfway around the world from Brazil but you'd never know it from listening to their CDs“
Cadence Magazine, [USA].
...a knot in the wood... Doug de Vries (featuring Diana Clark)Seven piece acoustic band performing classic songs and instrumentals of Brazil - Samba, Bossa Nova and Choro featuring vocalist Diana Clark.
Melbourne based jazz guitarist specializing in Brazilian guitar presents MPB classics and new compositions in a typical choro ensemble setting, 6 & 7-string guitars with cavaquinho, mandolin, accordion and pandeiro. This is sophisticated contrapuntal music with a strong sense of interplay and improvisation to create swinging and soulful music with a timelessness that is associated with early jazz and the groove of Brazilian samba.