Será

“Será” is the 2nd single release from the album project with the sensational Brazilian singer Bruna Black.

“Será” is a moment in life; asking a contemplative question: “Could it be…?” The song lyrics confront the plan with the journey, the ideal with the real; maybe we are, indeed, the best we can possibly be. 

Será Credits

Music By John Finbury

Featuring

Lyrics by Caro Pierotto & Grecco Buratto
Vocals – Bruna Black
Vitor Gonçalves – Accordion & Rhodes
Chico Pinheiro – Guitar
John Patitucci – Bass

Produced by Emilio D. Miler and John Finbury

Recorded by Ari Lavigna at Power Station At Berklee New York City
Assisted by Neal Shaw and Beth Scott
Mixed by Ari Lavigna at Nómade Mix
Mastered by Carlos Freitas at Classic Master USA, Assisted by Natalia Bohórquez Herrera
Art Direction by Mayra Muniz & Bruna Black
Graphic Design by Mayra Muniz
Cover Photo by Estêvão Andrade

Chão De Nuvem – Lyrics by Bruna Black

SERA 

Será que se não houvessem planos
Felizes, seríamos com nossos enganos

Será que, talvez o que eu sempre sonhei já não é mais pra mim

Será que me escutam os anjos
Juízes, sorriem com os meus desencantos

Será que, além do que eu sempre sonhei há algo mais pra mim, será

Que a manhã que traz um novo sol  nascente no horizonte
fonte que reflete no olhar
E brilha

Bass solo

Que a manhã que traz um novo sol  nascente no horizonte
fonte que reflete no olhar
E brilha

Será o futuro
bem mais humano
Esquinas, me levam longe para outro plano  

Será que

Cheguei ao eu que sempre quis
E que sempre sonhei
Que sonhei, ser eu

SERA – English

I wonder if there were no plans
happy would we be with our mistakes

I wonder if maybe the one I had dreamed for me it’s not for me anymore

I wonder if the angels hear me
Judging and smiling down on my misfortunes

I wonder if beyond what I had dreamed for there’s something else for me

I wonder if the morning that brings the new sun born in the horizon source that reflects in my eyes and shines

Bass solo

I wonder if the morning that brings the new sun born in the horizon source that reflects in my eyes and shines

Will the future be more humane
corners that take me far away to another plan

I wonder if I made it to where I’ve always wanted to and dreamed of
that I dreamed of, of being me

Caro Pierotto and Grecco Burratto
Copyright 2023

John Finbury is a Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated composer based in Andover, Massachusetts.

His earliest music education and influence came from his father, Herb, a musician (violin) and one of the first jazz composition students at the Schillinger School in Boston, which would later become Berklee College Of Music. In his teenage years, John played rock & roll drums, most notably at the “The Bitter End” in New York City. In college, John studied classical piano and music theory and composition at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge and Boston University.

Seeking another connection to music, John ran a legendary movie house and concert hall in Salem, MA, hosting performances by BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, REM, Eric Burton and The Animals, and Pat Metheny, among many others. John was a practicing trial attorney for 37 years and retired in 2023 to devote himself full-time to music composition and recording.

John married his lifelong muse Patty Brayden, who sings and is a frequent collaborator as a lyricist; they have often performed locally as part of the Jazz Sextet “Day For Night”. John’s old friend Ned Claflin (who has also worked with Madonna and Martin Sexton) is another important associate in the lyrics department.

In what he recognizes as his first professional commission as a composer, in 1979, John wrote and recorded a soundtrack for “Portraits from the 2 O’Clock Lounge”, a TV documentary by Fred Simon produced for WGBH Boston. The R&B and pop songs he wrote and recorded in the early 80s have garnered current critical attention, with many being acquired in 2014 by Fervor Records. This renewed interest in his music sparked a new era in John’s composing focused on his longstanding interest in the beautiful music of Brazil.

In 2014 John released an EP of four original songs of Brazilian Jazz called “The Green Flash”. All four songs were nominated for The American Songwriting Awards in 2015, with “SambaDan” winning the award for Best Instrumental.

2015 saw the release of “Imaginário,” an album consisting of 11 original songs of Brazilian jazz featuring vocalist Marcella Camargo, accompanied by some of Boston’s finest musicians: Fernando Huergo, Mark Walker, Tim Ray, Claudio Ragazzi, Roberto Cassan, and Ricardo Monzon.

In 2016, Finbury shocked the Latin Music scene when a cut from “Imaginário” called “A Chama Verde,” was nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Song Of The Year.”

In 2017, John released his second Brazilian jazz-infused album, “Pitanga”, which received critical acclaim.

Finbury’s album “Sorte!”, in collaboration with Brazilian singer-songwriter Thalma de Freitas was released in May 2019. With music by John and lyrics and vocals by Thalma, they recorded six original songs at The Powerstation Studios in New York City, produced by Latin Grammy winner Emilio D. Miler, who assembled an All-Star band featuring Vitor Gonçalves, Chico Pinheiro, Duduka de Fonseca, John Patitucci, Rogerio Boccato and the legendary Airto Moreira. On November 21, 2019, “Sorte!” Was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.

In May 2020, John released two new albums of original music: American Nocturnes- Final Days Of July" presenting intimate chamber jazz instrumental music uniquely arranged for piano, cello, guitar, accordion, and harmonica, and a new Latin Jazz album, QUATRO, featuring Magos Herrera, Chano Domínguez, John Patitucci, and Antonio Sánchez.

In 2021, following news of the death of Chick Corea, John and Thalma de Freitas composed and recorded the song "Ring The Bells" in tribute to the great jazz master.

During the pandemic, John began an artistic collaboration with French jazz singer extraordinaire Camille Bertault. They recorded and released two singles: "Look At What A Mess You Made Of Me" in which Camille teamed up with bassist Christian McBride, and "Boulevard" with lyrics by Camille recorded with organist Larry Gouldings and Billy Martin on drums.

2022 sees the release of three original instrumental Brazilian jazz compositions recorded in São Paulo Brazil by native masters Mestrinho on accordion, Michael Pipoquinho on bass, Cainã Cavalcante on guitars, Celso de Almeida on drums, and Leo Rodrigues on percussion.

Also in 2022, a renewed musical collaboration between John and jazz singer/lyricist Magos Herrera began with the release of their song “That Was Then,” featuring harpist Kristi Shade, cellist Hamilton Berry, and Julien Labro on Bandoneon, “¡Por Ennio!” with PUBLIQuartet, and "Bastille Day" featuring the extraordinary pianist Dan Tepfer, Hamilton Berry, and percussionist Rogerio Boccato.

In 2023, John began a collaboration with the phenomenal young vocalist Bruna Black from Sáo Paulo Brazil. They recorded an album at The Power Station at Berklee in New York City in August and released the first single, "Chão De Nuvem" in September. The full album will be released in the Spring of 2024 featuring Bruna on vocals, and a familiar supporting cast: Vitor Gonçalves on keyboards and accordion, John Pattucci on bass, Daduka De Fonseca on drums, Roggerio Boccato on Percussion, and Chico Pinheiro on guitar.