2008-01-02This Canadian born transplant to San Francisco released her self-produced debut album “Oceano” in the summer of 2007. “Oceano” has the feeling of a perfect Sunday morning brunch soundtrack. Shannon’s voice is as smooth as an ocean breeze coming off the warm waters of the birthplace of her chosen musical style. The standout track here would be “Little Samba”, an up tempo song that includes cuica (a Brazilian drum often used in samba music) as well as piano, bass, and drums. All songs on “Oceano” are original tunes crafted by Bryant with the help of a few friends. Some of the featured musical friends here are Marcos Silva and Peter van Gelder, well-respected musicians in the Bay Area. This Jazz and Bossa Nova filled album has a great and relaxing mood throughout all ten tracks. --Tim Warren
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