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121. Serie Platino: 20 Exitos
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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Beautiful Guitar Music
I have been playing guitar for over 35 years and began purchasing LP's by Los Indios Tabajaras (LIT) around 30 years ago. About five years ago, after the LP's started wearing out and CD's became popular, I got on the internet and purchased Serie Platino and Maria Elena/Always In My Heart through CDNow. I recommend Serie Platino highly, primarily because it contains "Penelope." For anyone who does not have the LIT version of Penelope and is trying to decide which of many CD's by LIT to buy first, I would strongly recommend picking a CD containing Penelope. In my opinion, it is probably one of the most beautiful, melodic songs ever played on guitar. I have sat and listened to it over and over on many occasions. Although there are several great songs on the CD, it is worth purchasing for Penelope alone.
I am now looking for a CD version of their "Casual Classics", but don't believe it is available, at least yet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Touches the heart
I first heard them when I was 14yrs (1964) at a friends. His father made classical guitars as a hobby. My friend and I where of course Beatle fans but we loved Los Indios Tabarajas also. In fact we both learned to play classical guitar by listening to their music. Such talent!!!. I wish I could have seem in concert. Well this album represents very much the music that touched our hearts and continues to touch everyone else's that I introduce this music to no matter how young or old. Even my son is a fan of them, I hope to see more of their CD's in the future cause I wore out all of my LP's

5-0 out of 5 stars The greatest of Tabajars' guitar playing...
I first heard this collection as a kid in late 60's in SriLanka, and ever since I came to US I have been looking for this. In this CD, Tabajars play many popular tunes such as Amapola, Amor, Frenesi, and Perfidia in Latin-American style. It also contains a few classical pieces as ValsEn Do Sostinido (Chipin). There is no words to describe the recording and sound quality- you hear only two or three guitars with the bass, and Tabjars' will rock the place- great for Latin-American dancing!

5-0 out of 5 stars absolutedly masterful
AS A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN MYSELF,I HAVE BEEN A FOLLOWER OF THIS DUO IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE THEY STANDOUT FROM THE ALSO RAN INMITADORS.THEIR CRISP AND MELLOW STYLE IS WELL ABOVE ANYTHING I HAVE HEARD IN MY FORTY FIVE YEARS AS A PERFORMER .THE PRODUCTION OF (CASUALLY CLASSIC R.C.A.)ALBUM IN THE 1966 IS A SUPERB COLLECTION OF THE FINEST DUET OF STRINGS EVER RECORDED. I LOST THIS L.P. YEARS AGO AND I AM WILLING TO PAY YOUR PRICE IF YOU CAN FIND IN YOUR IN YOUR ARCHIVES...........

5-0 out of 5 stars Once you hear these strings, it will touch your heart&soul.
The last time I heard Los Indios Tabajaras was 20 years ago. Many people do not know, they started with an old guitar they found. Their beautiful Music speaks volumes, of what we can accomplish in life. It's a shame, you don't Advertise their music more. It's Music for lovers and romantics. Elena ... Read more


122. Clube Da Esquina
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums by Milton
This CD is one of the first recorded by Milton, with the presence of Lo Borges (another member of the "Clube da Esquina" -- the Corner's Club -- a group of gifted musicians from Minas, Brazil). Songs such as "Tudo o que voce podia ser" (well-placed echo on Nascimento's voice sends shivers down your spine!) and "Cais" make this album one of the best samples of good Brazilian music. Recorded in the early 70's and re-mastered at Abbey Road.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Album changed my life
I first heard this incredible masterwork of sonic bliss about 3 years ago. This is the first CD I've ever heard that contains some of the background music that's played in heaven. Don't believe me? Listen to track 11 "Clube da Esquina 2" and the melody might bring you to joyful tears. The lyrics are of someone who is a deep thinker. They explore life, love, loss, longing, angst, they just run the gamut of human emotions in this album. To anyone who has ever listened to Pink Floyd or the Beatles later albums and thought "I get it, I want more" here is the more you asked for. If you don't speak portuguese you will still understand brilliance when it's smacked in your face. It's worth learning a whole new language just to understand this cd in my opinion. The melodies are just haunting. The musicianship and creativity in the effects boggles the mind. Every time I listen to this cd I wonder who has come close to touching this kind of mastery of the art of musical storytelling, well maybe Pink Floyd. But don't let my comparison make you think that Milton Nascimento and Lo Borges ripped anyone off, on the contrary, they were pioneers. BUY THIS CD AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

5-0 out of 5 stars What, no ten stars?
First recorded (Cancao do Sal) by Elis Regina in 1965, Milton Nascimento became widely known and acclaimed two years later when he landed no less than three songs (Travessia, which finished second, Morro Velho and Maria Minha Fe) at the finals of one the music festivals that were then at their peak; and with this (double) 1972 album, his fourth, achieved even wider recognition as the true genius he is. That was, coincidentally, a particularly rich year in Brazilian music, with over a dozen memorable albums being released - suffice to say that it was the year Jobim's Aguas de Marco came out, heralding "the promise of life" -, but Clube da Esquina stood out.

For together with Milton it showcased his "band of brothers", a group of extraordinarily talented Minas Gerais musicians and songwriters who used to gather as what was nicknamed "the street corner club", Clube da Esquina, plus new colleagues and partners from Rio such as lyricist Ronaldo Bastos, who contributes six songs to this album, among them classics-to-be Cais, O Trem Azul and Nada Sera Como Antes. On top of that, it introduced audiences to Lo Borges, who shares the spotlight with Milton, and would later in that very same year release his first solo album, recently reissued in CD. The music is an entrancing blend of rich and elaborate harmony, melody and instrumentation. Milton's Gaia's-gift-to-mankind voice shines throughout it, clear and beautiful. The lyrics - well, you have to be fluent in Portuguese to really appreciate them. In a five-point scale, this CD deserves a solid ten.

(Note: some reviewers have likened this album to The Beatles' Revolver, Sgt. Peppers' and/or White Album. The comparison is not absurd: Milton, Lo et al. were no strangers to pop, as evidenced for instance by the guitar work in this CD and, more prominently, in Lo's abovementioned debut album; yet, their music soared far above and beyond that idiom. And all were critical of the more faddish - and invasive - elements of it: consider that, on his previous LP, Milton recorded Para Lennon & McCartney, music by Lo, words by Fernando Brant and Lo's brother Marcio Borges, which go, "Because you don't know about the Western trash (...) I'm from South America, and I know, you won't know about it, but now I'm a cowboy, I'm in the mint, I am you, I'm of the world - I am Minas Gerais"...)

5-0 out of 5 stars Third of Milton's Masterpieces
This is another stunning jewel by Milton (check Minas and Geraes being, to me, the other two). It precedes those two other albums by about a couple of years, yet it does not stay behind in terms of its capacity to move and surprise with its beauty. Unlike Minas and Geraes, this album is more of a collaborative effort, counting on almost every great musician in Brazil to give it its identity (see the excellent review by David Mijares, right before mine, for a thorough and loving chronicle of what this album represented in Brazilian popular music and the people who brought it to be such a tremendous work).
Because it is the work of a community of talented artists, rather than a personal vision alone, it does not have the integrity of the other works mentioned but this is, by far, not a loss. In the contrary, it offers, instead, an edge and diversity that keeps stunned from beginning to end. You have to remember that it was recorded in 1972, to appreciate the revolutionary quality of what it offers, and recognize to what extent its music was out on the proverbial skinny branches of the Tropicalia's tree. And, whereas other albums called "experimental" suffer from a certain uneven output, this one hits the mark tune after tune. If Minas or Geraes could be considered his Sgt. Pepper or White Album (to draw an analogy with Lennon and McCartney whom Milton loves), Clube Da Esquina 1 is his Revolver.
If you can afford it, buy all three of these beauties, your soul will thank you for their unending nourishment.

5-0 out of 5 stars sleeper of the century
i can't really add much to the former reviews,because they are dead on. this album may not have changed whole life, but it did add joy to at least two weeks of my life.pure joy... ... maybe this album did change my life. this coming from a guy who hates "world music" and thrives on indie rock. ... Read more


123. Gracias a la Vida
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5-0 out of 5 stars A music for the ages, a music for life
A twist of fate would fill in the void that was left in the musical world and in the collective spirit of the Argentinian people, when a bare couple of weeks after the accidental death of tango's greatest, Carlos Gardel, Mercedes Sosa was born to bring joy and hope to the Argentinian people and the world at large.

There is not a soul on this planet (with a heart) who will not feel touched when listening to Mercedes Sosa. In particular, this compilation ("Thanks to Life") of works sung by "La Negra" will come in as a drop of healing water in these times of conflict. There is not a single song in this album that is not incredible, but "Corazon de Estudiante" (Heart of a Student), the title track (in a bresthtaking and heartfelt live rendition), "Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazon" (from Argentina's rock maestro, Fito Paze), "Maria Maria" (translation from the Brazillian classic by Milton Nascimento) and "La Maza" (from the Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez) stand out as the best songs in this, one of her compilations which can be counted by the dozen these days.

Too unfortunate that the album is out of stock: my best advice to you is to grab a used copy when/if you are lucky to find one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mercedes Sosa THE SPANISH VOICE
She's the one of the best singers in the world. This strong argentinian will transfer you to another world with her sweet strong and powerful voice through this amazing songs! A MUST-HAVE ! Soft popular songs and also strong folk performances.

5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful music
I had never heard of this CD when a friend gave it to me four years ago. I don't speak a word of Spanish, but I listened to it non-stop. One ugly day, I lost the CD and I was devastated because I couldn't find it anywhere. When I eventually found it, after forgetting about it for a couple of years, I put it on and it still is magnificent music. She sings so powerfully and so movingly. Buy this!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Deep Cultural Enrichment
Her music will give you a profound sense of respect for Latin American cultures, it can transport you there as well as it can touch your soul

5-0 out of 5 stars This is truly music from the heart for the soul.
Mercedes Sosa's songs reflect her deep empathy with the people and the more difficult years in Argentina. The songs in this album are especially heartfelt even if one doesn't understand all of the words. The feeling is there and it carries through the universal language of music. ... Read more


124. Joao Gilberto
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1998 Release from Brazilian Pop Songwriter Whom Incorporates the Rich Sounds of Swing Jazz to his Music. Gilberto Has Worked with Saxophonist Stan Getz and Virtually Every Big Name in Brazilian Pop Including Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Gal Costa, and Chico Buarque. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Killer
Sometimes referred to as The White Album (one of the few modern artists whose greatness can withstand comparison to that of the Beatles), this album was recorded sometime around 1970. Only Joao and a drummer are present, though then-girlfriend Miucha appears on one song. Somehow this album stands apart from all his others--maybe because it is so sparse, yet many of the numbers are up-tempo. He runs through "Eu Vim da Bahia" five times and makes it definitive. He brings a new and unexpected phrasing to "Aguas de Marco." He is at his most playful on "Eu Quero um Samba". And three tunes virtually do away with words altogether--"Undiu" finds him hypnotically chanting the title word, "Valsa" finds him humming a lullaby to his daughter, and an astonishing instrumental version of "Na Baixa do Sapateiro" finds him at his most dexterous on the guitar. It's a near-perfect album.

5-0 out of 5 stars OBRIGADINHO JOAO
Simply put, the most "progressive" recording available from "O MESTRE DA BOSSA NOVA",this cd is a MUST for all bossa enthusiasts.-- SPECIFICALLY for musicians who wish to study & learn "O JEITINHO BOSSA NOVA",the trick to playing guitar in the style revolutionized by Sr. Gilberto! This recording is very spare (guitar, bass & percussions) The listener is captivated not by lush orchestrations nor distracted by overproduction--the interplay of Joao's guitar in counterpoint to the quirky vocal delivery is amazing to hear ! This is especially evident on this rendition of "AGUAS DO MARCO",the Jobim standard. Caetano's "Avarandando" is a whisper in the wind--"que maravilha! " dont miss this one, it can go back out of print at any time! 1

5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
What can I say, this album is breathtaking. Totally worth the money. With jsut Joao and his guitar, each song is pensive and intimate. Especially hearing him sing a solo version of Aguas de Marco was the best.

5-0 out of 5 stars PEACE is a beautiful feeling - and Joao is there.
I agree with the reviewer who stated that this music can not be referred to in the traditional 'bossa/samba' mode; although, both are present in Joao's playing here. "Eu Quero Um Samba" is, in my opinion, one of the finest examples of Joao playing his 'voz' straight off of the 'violao' and obtaining a groove that goes beyond voice, guitar, and lyric. It is that "spot" to which Jobim alluded that is reached then. "Aguas de Marco" is Joao's own masterful version of Jobim's masterpiece. Miles Davis once said that Joao would sound good reading the newspaper. This is a compliment to one of the great romantic vocalists of our time from arguably the same on trumpet. Interestingly, for a comparison of some of these same tunes, many of the same songs are on the "Best of Both Worlds" recording with Stan Getz, which was released in 1976, and features Chico Buarque's sister - Heloisa - on English vocals. I have to admit to liking "Izaura" much better on the CD I am now reviewing: Joao changes the harmony on the bridge here and the effect is electric. On the "Both Worlds" recording, Getz was either improperly recorded or having a tough time, since "the Sound" just is not there. That said, he does grab a hold of some great licks - especially on "Falsa Bahiana". No, I will not review that here, but it makes me wonder if perhaps Joao was not quite satisfied with the 1976 effort...seeing that many of the tunes are re-done, and done better, frankly, on this recording.

5-0 out of 5 stars PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, UNITE AND LISTEN TO JOÃO!!
One single remark: THIS IS NOT BOSSA NOVA! It's plainly JOÃO GILBERTO - you foreigners may not understand it, but the man himself has ALWAYS considered himself a SAMBA player, which means he plays brazilian music, or 'only' music - song n.2 (Undiu) is actually a 'baião', which (theorycally) has nothing to do with samba, like others on this album, but then a baião through zen-budism - João GIlberto...

SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF J.G.: PLEASE PAY ATTENTION...and enjoy yourselves: this is not B.N., nor Samba - THIS IS PEACE!

P.S. read J.G.'s notes on GETZ/GILBERTO and you'll know what I'm (actually he is) talking about. ... Read more


125. Only Trust Your Heart
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5-0 out of 5 stars Toots at his best
This is a really fine album with beatiful playing throughout. In the opinion of the authors of the Penguin Guide to Jazz it is arguably his best album.

I haven't heard all his albums, but I have this one and Man Bites Harmonica and I can vouch that both of them stand up to repeated listening. ... Read more


126. ECO

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5-0 out of 5 stars Addicted to Drexler
Descubrí a Jorge Drexler cuando me regalaron Vaivén. Desde entonces me he convertido en una auténtica adicta a su música. Me fascina el album Eco, por las melodías, la letra -tan poética- y la filosofía sobre el amor. El amor como un "Encuentro" hermoso de dos polos que se atraen y mantienen la distancia a la vez, en un equilibrio magnético. El encuentro de Drexler se dió -curiosa coincidencia- con la de otro Jorge: el psicólogo Jorge Bucay, también del cono sur. Ambos comparten la misma visión de las relaciones humanas, ambos recomendadísimos. Desde otro lugar de esta galaxia le quiero dar las gracias a Jorge Drexler por su música, que me ha dado tanto.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good news from Uruguay
This new Jorge Drexler's album was actually the first of his that I get to know,and it was a very good and big surprise for me.In Brazil,we're not accustomed to listen to our "Latin American brothers'"music,so when such a smooth and cozy voice like Drexler's comes to our ears singing songs with such a Latin swing and tenderness,and lyrics which are pure poetry(Fusión,Eco,Polvo de Estrellas)all that 's left for us to do is to pleasantly and joyfully welcome it. ... Read more


127. The Water Garden
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"Meditation and water are wedded forever," says New Acoustic progenitor Alex de Grassi, quoting Herman Melville in the liner notes to this 10-song cycle of solo steel-string guitar pieces "on the theme of water." There's a stillness at the heart of this Garden, but don't expect placid performances; de Grassi's stunning finger style exploits rapidslike torrents of open-tuned chords ("Prelude"), babbling brooks of uplifting hammer-on melodies ("The Zipper"), and buoyant themes floating over liquid counterpoint ("Another Shore"). Sure, the former Windham Hill mainstay, whose Turning: Turning Back and Slow Circle helped define that label's identity, is capable of brooding, contemplative work--the lovely title track is a good example--but he rarely gets stuck in meditative mud, preferring, as in "Cumulus Rising," to wring great emotion from even his quietest moments. The Water Garden suggests that de Grassi's vision has only gotten deeper and clearer over time; he's a jazz composer with a folkie's fingers and the Northern California coastline in his soul. --James Rotondi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The sound of two hands playing
Alex de Grassi is one of our national treasures, a fine composer and a wizard of improvisational guitar playing that crosses from jazz to 'new age' and back again with alacrity. He uses acoustic guitars with anywhere from 6 to 18 strings and countless open tunings, combined with a blazing technique that leaves you perpetually wondering who the other guitarist is. Trust me, there is no other guitarist.

At first listening I found this a less accessible album than some of de Grassi's other efforts. After several listenings, though, I realised that I was the problem, not the music. "The Water Garden" requires the listener to be present to the music. This is stuff for contemplative thinking and soft introspection. Something I should probably do more of. This is stuff that fills space with harmony and works with light, not background elevator music.

From the abstract minimalism of Prelude (3:31) and The Zipper (2:46) to the jazzy melodics of The Water Garden (4:03) and the percussive strikes of Lost In The Woods (4:05) this is an accumulation of pieces that draw the mind in and let it relax in a state of wonder and receptivity. The songlike Another Shore (4:29) is one of my favorites. Cumulus Rising (4:37) returns to the jazz idiom and continues de Grassi's investigation of subtle percussive effects.

Ripple (5:09) is another favorite, laying melody over a pulsing counterpoint that almost becomes a conversation. Vanishing Point (5:01) contrasts to alto voices that seek common ground, one contemplative, one seemingly lost in nervous energy. Down Below (4:04) returns to light jazz with some protechnical work on the bass strings. Endless Rain (4:09) ends the CD in the minimalist style it began in but now in an imitation of life. Great meditation music, and highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crystalline Beauty
Alex de Grassi is one of the best contemporary acoustic guitarists, and this is one of his best albums. Nominated for a grammy award, the compositions, guitar technique, and production quality on this album are all superb.

This album creates an aura of meditative peacefulness and ordered perfection. Every note is exactly in place, and yet at times they cascade over the ear in rich profusion like a waterfall of sound. But this is a peaceful waterfall, not the niagra of a rock band, but the gentle trickling one would hear in a garden.

Many of de Grassi's albums are good, and it is hard for me to describe exactly why this one stands out as one of his best. There is something about the clarity and subtlety of the compositions that catches one's heart. Many of the songs on this album are beautiful, yet none of them are cloying. Some of the pieces are quite abstract, yet they never lack a clear structure and a few subtle themes to tie the composition together.

I recommend this album whole heartedly to anyone who enjoys acoustic guitar music with a peaceful and meditative side to it. Don't mistake this for background music. The meditative aspect comes from the rewards one gets from listening very closely and careful to a superb craftsman and artist at the height of his powers.

5-0 out of 5 stars I don't like it, but I admire it.
I do think this album deserves 5 stars, although I personally don't like it. I don't like this style of ultra-precise, sharp, "plucky" guitar-playing in which every note sounds completely separate (I'm not a big fan of "New Acoustic" music, which seems to often sound this way); I like music that is fuller and "flows" together more. This album does make me think of water, but of thousands of individual drops, rather than waves or a waterfall. If you love very crisp-sounding solo classical/New Acoustic guitar music (with a hint of jazz) you will probably love this album. Just not my type of music.

5-0 out of 5 stars Masterful, soothing, flowing, virtuoso guitar playing!
One of the reasons I picked this disc up is because it is encoded in HDCD, myself being an audiophile who enjoys great music and great QUALITY in a recording. That said, I always had heard of Alex, but never bought anything from him. Upon my first play, I was hooked. Alex's technique and sound is incredible! His guitar playing is so liquid and seemingly effortless, it truly does evoke being transported to one of the most tranquil, scenic, aromatic places that exist on earth! His is one of the most unique styles of acoustic guitar playing I have ever heard, and that is a compliment. Bliss= me, this disc, and my Magneplanars!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Music for Meditation
Each note seduces you into wanting to hear more. The music flows from one solo guitar piece to the next. The notes almost drip into your mind and ripple outward sending vibrations through your soul to calm you and yet they awaken something deeper in you at the same time.

Just as being near water calms us, Alex De Grassi seems to want to lull you into a meditative state. While this is named The Water Garden, it is much more and is far from a submissive offering. Each note is filled with a vibrancy that can only be compared to floating on cloud nine and will elevate your mood to a state of joy.

Prelude is an ecstatic piece reminiscent of water tumbling over rocks in a never-ending cycle as rain falls in the mountains, perhaps dripping from leaves and falling down to the earth. Each drop of water finds its way to another droplet and together they flow to the sea. It is absolutely breathtaking and then fades away.

The Zipper almost seems to be a piece about when the water reaches the ocean and as the sun is setting. You can almost imagine the water from a lagoon merging with the salt water. There is a sense of closure and a journey completed.

The Water Garden is a very mellow piece at first and produces a feeling of floating. As if you were floating in a pond gazing at an azure sky.

Lost in the woods must be a woods near the sea because it has a certain longing to it and almost seems to be waves lapping around the shore and at times crashing onto a beach. There is a deep ocean feel, with lighter notes, that make the sounds surface from time to time. I see whales playing in an ocean calling to one another as I watch them from a cliff.

Another Shore has an inevitability and certain sadness as if two lovers have given up trying to find one another and a certain regret is present in the piece.

Cumulus Rising is a far more airy and hopeful piece. An eagle seems to be spiriling upwards towards the sky. Heaven!

Ripple is a rapid selection which seems to move out in all directions at once. Someone almost seems to be swimming towards a waterfall in the shade of trees sending out ripples towards the shore. The most active piece and has a touch of sadness or deep contemplation.

Vanishing point is a very appropriate name as the notes appear and dissolve. As if rain was falling on soil and soaking in very quickly, yet more rain keeps falling. This is my favorite selection because it captures a variety of emotions.

Down below could very well be sunlight reaching as far down as it can go into the water where it reflects off fish playfully swimming below.

In Endless Rain, a torrential downpour of notes is almost overwhelming and you can literally hear drops of water splashing wherever they fall, then suddenly the rain does end.

Music can at times be a drink for your soul. I have never received such a beautiful gift and I thank the wonderful friend who introduced me to music I will enjoy when I need to relax deeply and completely. ... Read more


128. Berimbaum
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129. Joao Voz E Violao
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If Antonio Carlos Jobim is the compositional force behind the bossa nova, and jazz tenor saxophonist Stan Getz is its most eloquent American interpreter, then Joao Gilberto is its angelic voice. Since 1958, Gilberto's haunted and lyrical Brazilian-born Afro-Indian Portuguese has seduced generations with its sophistication and seductiveness. This CD, produced by Caetano Veloso, is Gilberto's first studio recording in nearly 10 years and it's well worth the wait. With just his voice and his guitar, Gilberto fills the heart and head with enough musical force to equal a symphony orchestra. Of course, the classic bossa nova titles "Desafinado," "Voce vai Ver," and "Chega de Saudade" retain their pathos and power. Gilberto christens Veloso's "Desde que Samba e Samba" and "Coracao Vagabundo;" Ernesto Lecuona's "Eclipse" and Gilberto Gil's "Eu Vim da Bahia" with the same soulful sounds that made him a legend for 40 years. --Eugene Holley Jr. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Godfather of Bossa Nova
Antonio Carlos Jobim is probably the most recognizable bossa nova figure, but without João Gilberto, there would be no bossa nova (as had been said by the late Jobim himself). Gilberto was the one who originated the guitar rhythm, and used the laid-back vocals. This new CD is just what the title says--voice and guitar. I have heard complaints about the CD: it barely totals 30 minutes, there are only 4 songs that he hasn't recorded before, and his voice and presentation are a little too laid-back, almost weak. But if you're a big bossa nova fan, I can't see any reason not to add this to your collection--João is still the voice of bossa nova music. It's also great to hear him singing the Caetano Veloso songs on this CD.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still Going Strong
I haven't heard anything new in a long time from Joao Gilberto and so am delighted that he has released this selection of Bossa Nova standards featuring just his voice and guitar. Thirty-five years have passed since the heyday of the genre and Gilberto's voice is just as it ever was. I had to laugh when I read one review that said it sounded cool in Portuguese but lyrically banal when translated into English. Well, this is Brazilian pop, and most pop music in any language tends not to be deep. But compare this pop with its contemporary American counterpart and I'll take the Brazilian every time. Joao is smooth, relaxed, and soothing here and thus is the perfect thing to listen to while sitting on your patio with your morning coffee watching the sun come up. My favorite cuts are Voce Vai Ver, Chega de Saudade, and the all-time classic Desafinado. If you are a Bossa Nova fan, this album deserves a place in your collection. The CD may be short, but it sure is sweet.

5-0 out of 5 stars The essentials
I've taken a discovery dive into the wonderworld of Brazilian music, which was mostly unbeknowst to me, even being Brazilian myself. From all the different genres and musical movements I've researched, bossa nova is by far the most inspired. It was the most creative ever made in this country and I think nothing better will ever be done. To listen to any given bossa nova song is to look at a snapshot of the Brazilian soul. And this was the first bossa nova record I bought. I'm looking forward to buying Gilberto's earlier, orchestrated work, part of which I've listened to on the internet, but for me, this is really what his music is all about: voice, guitar, and silence. Any bossa nova fan should buy this. By the way, I strongly disagree with those who call bossa nova "chill out" music. The interpretation of "Coração Vagabundo" in this album is one of the most angsty, sad songs I've ever heard, and "Chega de Saudade" is a wonderful bittersweet tale and I love João Gilberto's rendition of it, especially the guitar rythm.

3-0 out of 5 stars Zen Baiano's voice will never be the same again...
Joao has remained the same romantic crooner that he was 40 years ago, but his voice is not the same... it's natural it won't ever be the same, our beloved Zen Baiano is getting on... The arrangements somewhat lack expression, they produce and impression of drowsiness. However I have to admit such arrangement is quite good in Eclipse (perhaps the best song of the disk, it's gently swinging like the reflection of the moon on the water). I also enjoyed Da Cor do Pecado, a lovely, sensual tune... But the overall impression is that his best times are gone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Joao rocks!
But seriously, this is a really nice record. It's only thirty minutes long, but it's just about the right length. I hope that when I'm in my late 60s my meager abilities are half as in tact as Gilberto's considerable ones have remained, fully; his voice and guitar playing are strong, persuasive, and soothing. One of my family members remarked that this is good sleeping music, and, yeah, I guess so, but I get pretty inspired by the stuff. For me it's an eye-opener, something to get exciting about. But maybe I'm just easily excitable. Give yourself a gift and try out Joao Gilberto (and Jobim and Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento . . .). ... Read more


130. Duets with Spanish Guitar
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5-0 out of 5 stars An all-time romantic classic
I first heard this as an LP in a coffee shop in Monterey, CA, just before proposing to my wife. I gave it to her as a wedding present and we wore it out playing it so much. Now I have finally found it on CD. It is (and always has been) composed of double duets, guitar and soprano and guitar and flute. It is hauntingly beautiful and extraordinarily performed. You will find its themes running through your mind for days after hearing it. This is an all time classic to give to your best lovers and friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Prize Winner!
At the first Grammy Awards in 1959, Salli Terri was nominated for Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist, along with Callas, Tebaldi, and Ferrell (Tebaldi won). The album did win the Grammy for Best Engineered Classical Record, a honor richly deserved as evidenced by the glorious sound of this CD.

I think a review in the May, 1958 issue of Hi-Fi & Music Review says it best: "...a prize winner in my collection. Laurindo Almeida's guitar playing captures the keen poignancy and rhythmic elan of Brazilian music with superb assurance and taste. He is joined by an excellent flutist, Martin Ruderman...and a mezzo-soprano whose velvet voice and astonishing flexibility has hardly an equal at present...Salli Terri. She sings Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 with a sinuousness and ecstasy which make this the finest modern version."

It is no wonder that Villa-Lobos himself called this the best recorded version of his composition...and 45 years after its original release, it stands the test of time. A prize winner, indeed!

1-0 out of 5 stars What you see is not what you get
The title is Duets (that means two to me) with Spanish Guitar. I thought that meant two guitars--safe assumption. It turned out to be a guitar and flute. O.k., no problem. What I didn't expect was to have a soprano solo on the CD as well. I am totally displeased that the write-up didn't mention this because I certainly would not have ordered it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Childhood memories
My father owned a copy of 'Duets' which I nabbed from him when he wasn't looking. However, the chance to own it on CD without the hiss!! overwhelmed one, so I bought it and, whilst I was at it, got the old man a copy as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars MASTERPIECE
First heard "duets" in November 1965 at my friend Lisa's dinner
party in Washington, D.C. i remember being taken to a place i had
never been before. while listening to this haunting music we were
looking at pictures in a book called "The Family of Man". I have
never tired of listening to this music. The guitar artistry of
Laurindo Almeida is breathtaking. Salli Terri's crystal clear vocals and Martin Ruderman's fluid flute playing are enchantment
personified. "Duets with the Spanish Guitar" is a bona fide masterpiece!! ... Read more


131. Comfort y Música Para Volar: Unplugged
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Argentinean popsters Soda Stereo, recorded live at MTV Studios in Miami, are not exactly acoustic as one might suppose from the title, but do project a light touch--somewhere between contemporary and alternative rock genres. There is little audience participation between the eleven songs that feature some psychedelic electronic swirls, cellos, and violas alongside standard rock guitars, as Soda Stereo move through a somewhat limited repertoire. This is an "interactive" CD, with additional content designed to be played both on regular CD players and computer CD-ROM drives, but it proves difficult to get the audio-only tracks on a Mac, and a lot of the footage and graphics are either inconsequential or irrelevant. --Derek Rath ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars esta edición es aburrida con respecto a la edición especial
no sé si han visto la nueva edición del Enhanced Cd Comfort Y música para volar pero a mi parecer es mejor q el q venden en esta página, aqui les comento las nuevas caracteristicas:

*Tiene 12 canciones (11 canciones de audio y 1 track de video pero no como el otro de la edicion 96 este tiene 20 videos incluidos como La ciudad de la furia, génesis, planta, ameba, pasos, té para 3, sonoman, coral,zoom.uff! y +) ahora no sé si el q ha comprado aqui me diga si tiene esas caracteristicas.

*Podría decir q este disco tiene 11 audios y 1 track de video.

*Esta edición es limitada

*El libro sigue siendo =

5-0 out of 5 stars Climax para la musica en español
Las sesiones de Mtv Unplugged jamas habian tenido algo igual. Sin duda una de las mejores presentaciones de Soda y uno de los mejores unpluggeds que haya visto (sea en español o no). Las versiones de todas las canciones son perfectas y armonizan ese espiritu de Comfort y Musica Para Volar. De lo unico que me quejaria es de la duracion, porque de Soda jamas se tiene demasiado.

5-0 out of 5 stars Definitivamente... para volar!
Este CD muestra un Soda maduro haciendo versiones "relajadas" de clásicos además de nuevas canciones. En las nuevas se empieza a ver el estilo solista de Cerati con sus toques electrónicos y juegos con guitarras.
Escuchando Planeador sentís estar flotando!
Vale la pena comprarlo.

5-0 out of 5 stars How an unplugged session should be done
Soda Stereo was, and still is, the best spanish speaking band of all time. This is their last album, not studio album tough, an unplugged session for MTV Latino in march 1996, a year before their break up, and show why they were the best. They had a catalogue of songs so vast that they chose not their most popular, but songs that would flow together very well, reworking some of them and making them very different than the original versions. This is probably the only great unplugged session by a latin group ever done (La Ley was terrible). One requirement to make an unplugged that an artist should take note is that they need an extense catalogue of songs to choose from (pay attention Shakira). The openener "En la ciudad de la furia" is an epic where they invited Andrea Echeverry to sing the chorus, La Ley tried to copy this formula and failed terribly with Ely Guerra. The second song "un misil en mi placard" was completely transformed from a reggae rythm to a slower acoustic rock song.
This album stands not only as the greatest latin unplugged but as one of the best overall, along with Nirvana and Eric Clapton.

5-0 out of 5 stars Soda Stereo MTV Plugged
Este es el mejor disco de Soda Stereo, este grupo sabe como desenvolverse en un ambiente acustico-electrico versiones acusticas de ''Un misil en mi placard'', ''Pasos'', ''Entre Caníbales'', ''Zoom'' (incluida solo en el Track Interactivo) son versiones bastante buenas para escuchar. ''Ella usó mi cabeza como un revólver'' transformada a rock + pesado , a mi parecer es la mejor de este disco. DEBIERON HABERLO LANZADO EN DVD. ... Read more


132. The Best of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '65
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3-0 out of 5 stars it's bud shank
This is an enjoyable album, and for my money, Bud Shank (not Stan Getz) rounds off some of the rough edges. Talented though she may be Wanda de Sah is very young and sounds it.(I know it's Bud because I have the original vinyl, on which he is credited.)

3-0 out of 5 stars What You See Ain't What You Get!
Nice Sergio Mendes stuff even though the (unlisted) presence of Stan Getz as usual overpowers everything and everyone. I wonder if they make mutes for tenor saxes? BUT never mind what the jacket says and what the imprinted menu on the CD itself says, songs that are listed are just not there - specifically Aquarius and She's A Carioca. (There may be others but my Portuguese is a little lacking.) PeterD

5-0 out of 5 stars This is what I think of when I think of Bossa Nova
Sergio Mendes has lived something of a double life as a musician. On the one hand you have the lush pop of Brasil '66, on the other you have the straight up Bossa Nova as found here. Wanda de Sa sings on about half the tracks - I'll go one step further than the previous reviewer and say she's a better singer than Astrud Gilberto - who has one of the coolest deep, breathy voices I've ever heard. The components used here are pretty basic: piano, drums, bass, guitar (courtesy of famous guitarist Rosinha da Valenca) and a little flute and sax in places, plus the vocals of de Sa. Some of the songs are sung in Portuguese, some in English, but both come off very well. This is a great CD to just relax to, have a romantic dinner, etc... (but it's only 30 minutes long, so have a back-up ready!) I highly recommend this one.

By the way, it is possible to get more Brasil 65' - even including Wanda de Sa! There's a Japanese release called "Live at the Matador" which is more of the same as here, but live, and also really good, with an outstanding version of Wanda de Sa singing "O Morro."

5-0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL SEXY SAMBA ! ON PAR WITH WANDERLEY AND GILBERTO!
This is an essential,must have samba style jazz release.It belongs right with your Antonio Carlos Jobim,Walter Wanderley and Astrud Gilberto CDs.This isn't like the breezy pop style of Brasil 66.This is samba at Its best.The album contains six excellent instrumentals."Favela",a Jobim composition is among the best featuring a great bass line.The other five tracks feature the lead vocals of Wanda de Sah.These are the reason you must have this album.Personally I like her singing as much as Astrud Gilberto's.Two of these are in Portuguese,including "Berimbau",another standout,which some may remember being recorded on Les Baxter's "Colors of Brazil".The remaining three selections are in English including the classic samba hits "So Nice"and "One Note Samba",another Jobim composition.This entire album is excellent.To my knowledge this is the only Brasil 65 available.It also is excellent romantic mood music.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Definite Must for Sergio Mendes Fans!
I've been a fan of Sergio Mendes' music for years, and I recently purchased this CD. It's awesome! Smooth, cool, and relaxing, this CD will chill you out like none other. The instrumentation is wonderful. ... Read more


133. Misa Criolla
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134. Brazilian Lullaby
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5-0 out of 5 stars What a series, what a concept!
I stumbled on this CD at Borders and was I shocked how good it (and the others I bought) were. I thought they would be a nice change from the silly lullaby CDs that most of us know and was I amazed at how sophisticated they all were. I have Brazil, Cuban and Mother Earth and "this ain't kids music"....Two of them are still in my car.....

5-0 out of 5 stars A real winner!
I agree with the positive reviews written for this CD. I got Brazilian Lullaby and Latin Lullaby for my son when he was about 2 months old, he's 4 months now. When he gets sleepy, I put him on the swing or slow dance with him to the music on this CD and he drifts off. He'll even smile at me when I sing along to some of the songs while bathing him or changing his diapers. I'm glad I got this CD.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lullabies That Lift Language Barriers
Initially, I bought this CD for myself because I was looking for Brazilian music that would be soothing & calming. I also wanted to hear a Brazilian flavor in some lullabies. Even though I haven't been to Brazil nor do I speak Portuguese, I DO love listening to this CD. The selections are very diverse & sound as tho' they were chosen from a variety of Brazilian cultures.
When I first heard it, I thought that a couple of selections seemed like they'd wake-up a baby rather than soothe it to sleep.
I've given a copy for a baby shower gift, as the Burbank-based
daddy grew up in Brazil. I've also given one to a Bay Area-based
mom who's 30ish daughter is living with indigenous Indians in Brazil. This music helps her to feel closer to her "child", whom
she misses very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars You Won't Get Sick of This One
We've been listening to this one every night for 16months, and we still love it. The music is beautiful, not cloying or sweet. And maybe it's just because we don't understand the lyrics, but it doesnt' get tiresome or seem condescending like so much children's music does. Not every song is a winner - there's one that's slightly annoying -- but basically, this is music I'd listen to even if I didn't have twins. Plus, as soon as it goes on my kids start nodding off. Maybe it's just a Pavlovian response, but hey, whatever works!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music!
I bought this CD because I am Portuguese and I was looking for music for children in my language. This was much greater than I expected! The music and lyrics are beautiful and you really don't have to understand Portuguese to fall in love with this master piece. I also recommend this CD to adults because I truly believe that this music breaks any age, cultural, and linguistic barriers. The Portuguese, Brazilian, and Afro-Portuguese cultures are extremely rich in History, Music, and Literature. This is an example of such majesty! ... Read more


135. Cocktail Mix, Vol. 2
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5-0 out of 5 stars Love It Love It Love It
I am new to Lounge but knew I loved Austin Powers-type music so I took a chance on this one and this is my favorite CD. I need two copies, one for my car and one for the house! Many of the artists weren't familiar to me but it was love at first listen with Ann-Margret's 13 Men (first track), then an elevator-muzak style Girl from Ipanema and the classics Soul Bossa Nova and Mais Que Nada (you'll know it when you hear it). House of Bamboo is so much fun as is Hot Barbeque and a different version of Dave Brubeck's Take Five. It's all great - run, don't walk, to get out your martini glasses. Oh, and last but not least, the inside jacket is jam-packed with career bios of each artist. This is a must-have.

5-0 out of 5 stars We play this every Thursday during our Martini Thursdays
This CD has it all. It is great. All you have to do is make some martinis, put this CD on. As soon as Ann Margaret starts with "13 Men" it sets the scene.

5-0 out of 5 stars This it the optimum CD to sip martinis to
Of all the collections of vintage tunes, this is my favourite. Is it because it begins with Miss Ann-Margaret singing about her "Thirteen men"? Maybe. But every song just intensifies the grooviness of this album. Hearing Soul Sauce is bound to make you into a much cooler and hipper individual. "Comin' home baby" is just a gem with that crazy cool Mel singing / talking stern to his baby. It just gets better and better. "I'm not talking" is a jazzy swinger that ends the album nicely. Perfect for semi-formal parties where you want to add a touch of class and show your unique style.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great bossa nova tunes
This is a selection of tunes any jazz lover or party goer will be able to groove with. With classic tracks like Baby Elephant Walk, this album offers lots easy fun. If you liked the theme song to Austin Powers your in luck, Soul Bossa Nova (the tracks actual name) is just one of the many jivin' boppers you'll find here. A great buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hot Jumpin' Daddys!
This CD is the best! I played it at work and was shocked to see my colleagues starting to swing to these snazzy tunes! This CD would be a great addition to any party. Swing Daddyos Swing! ... Read more


136. Africa Brasil: Colecao Samba Soul
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5-0 out of 5 stars KA-BOOM
This deserves a spot on any soul/funk fan's shelf. I had Umbagarrauma on a complilation CD and wanted to hear more. I am familiar with other Brazilian styles and the unrelated Rock en Espanol styles but this one is the king. You can party to it, work out, or just groove to this man's genius in your car. I went through the Starbuck's drive through and the kid said,"who is that." Who says the best funk n soul comes out of America? Buy it you won't regret it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jorge Ben's sleek vocals and wah-wah funky style
Jorge Ben's sleek vocals and wah-wah funk style applied to samba, latin rhythms and afro-percussion are summary contained in this great album. I, a brazilian fan of black music, do believe in a 'world black music' whose universal conscious jazz also stated long ago, so that now is cheerfully expressed in multicolored palletes of percussions and blues. Jorge Ben also felt the groove as well as Curtis Mayfield did in USA: as Mayfield went through a protestant education, what means 'soul music' in his veins (like Marvin Gaye for example), nevertheless Ben's style is more softly, catholic as old samba can be but wicked as it can be too.

5-0 out of 5 stars ILoveJorge
Musically gorgeous and unique, great rhythm, Jorge's voice is amazing, the album has a lot of musical depth, is uplifting, tropical. It's an amazing work of his!

5-0 out of 5 stars Bumpin' Brazil
...So I throw this thing in my CD player for the first time and instantly I say to myself "I have NO idea what this guy is saying--but Damn! is this funky."

From the ridiculous, syncopated funk of "Ponta de la Africano (Ummbabarumba)" right into the bubbling bassline intro to track #2 "Hermes..." this things from Brazil straight cooks, man.

I'm not exactly a stranger to Brazilian soul music. But if you are, this is a sweet starting point. Best way to sum it up is a cross-pollination of latin smoke, jb funk, island rhythms and African stylings.

The funk flew outta of Brazil in the 70's so if you ain't hip and you're not sure, start with this Jorge Ben album and keep diggin...

5-0 out of 5 stars TWENTY stars, at least!
In a word -- WOW. Probably the best funk album ever recorded in Brazil, and certainly one of the best Brazilian pop albums as well. Features the often-anthologized "Umbabarauma" and the super-funky "Xica da Silva," along with a whole slew of other great tracks, such as the James Brown/Sly Stone inspired "Hermes Trismegisto Escriveu" and other groove-heavy wonders. A couple of songs are too shrill -- less disco flirtations than just plain old pop-funk gone jittery. One such track is an unfortunate remake of "Taj Mahal," the song from which Rod Stewart swiped the melody to "If You Think I'm Sexy"... Nevertheless, this is a masterpiece, one of the best Brazilian albums of the '70s. Absolutely essential, required listening. ... Read more


137. Compact Jazz: Astrud Gilberto
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5-0 out of 5 stars CELESTIAL VOICE
Her phrasing, her swing, her angel-soft voice, in portuguese; The hues of her tone of voice paint the most wonderful colors in the canvas of music and beyond. Only Elis Regina and perhaps one or two more Brazilian singers have gotten up there where she is and where she takes us everytime she sings. If you like bossa nova, jazz, or brazilian music in general, this is a must have and your just one click away.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing...
Astrud's voice elevates me above anything and everything that's bothering me. The simplicity and innocence of this music takes me into a dream world. I can't stop listening to tracks like "Girl...", "Agua de Beber", "Summer Samba", "Dindi"... all of them! Every track on this album is amazing!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Happy and Luxurious Voice of Brazil, the voice of Astrud
This compilation represents the ticket to perhaps the wealthiest voice of Bossa Nova...listen to Astrud and your senses and vision will never be clearer. I have been struck with the tender and crisp happiness of Astrud's voice for over thirty years now...and there is never a week that goes by without my 'fix' of Astrud's happy and mature voice!. This particular set , although quickly remastered, is enough to lure the one-time listener into the seductive and glamorous world that is Astrud Gilberto! Verve Records, Creed Taylor and others obviously knew that Astrud's voice honored the timeless and priceless songs of Bossa Nova...and this CD provides it all to the fortunate listener!

5-0 out of 5 stars From A Miscue On Vocals Lead To An Easy-Listening Beauty
Astrud Gilberto was not supposed to sing. But when Stan Getz wanted some English vocals on his 1963 number The Girl From Ipanema, he asked Joao Gilberto's translator and then-wife Astrud to contribute. Despite objections, Getz stuck to his guns and Astrud laid down vocals with shy charm. They made the resulting song a classic. Girl was a huge crossover hit, winning Astrud a Grammy and launching a singing career that continues today.

Polygram's Compact Jazz series includes Astrud singing sixteen numbers. GFI leads off, but also deserving of high praise are such numbers as Aqua De Beber (Water To Drink), Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza), and so forth. Tristeza features engaging organ by Walter Wanderly, but both he and Astrud outdo themselves on Summer Samba (So Nice). O Morro (Nao Tem Vez) shines with a neat horn solo in the open, while Corcovado "reuites" Astrud with Joao Gilberto. On the album goes through the frequently-covered Jobim classic How Insensitive. It all displays the shy charm that made Astrud such a joy to listen to.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music-couldn't be better!
This is obvously one of the best C.D.s in the world. It is very remarkable what a good singer Astrug Gelberto is. I think it has many good songs including The Girl From Ipanema, It Might As Well Be Spring, and Only Trust Your Heart. I think this a great C.D. to listen to Many times. ... Read more


138. Grupo De Capoeira Angola Pelourinho
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Capoeira CD
I absolutely love this CD. The insert that comes with it gives a lot of useful information and it actually helped me brush up on my Portuguese. I've used this CD on long trips (I am in a performing arts group) and though no one else in the van understands why it keeps me awake when driving for 5-8 hours across country, there you will see me singing and smiling down the highway. I love this CD and recommend it for music aficionados and capoeiristas alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent choice for learners of angola!
this is a great cd for both capoeiristas and world music listeners alike. it is the music for angola which is the more acrobatic capoeira. it is well recorded, beautiful and clear. i find that the music both gives you energy and helps you to focus, i often listen to it while working on my illustrations. i highly recommend!

5-0 out of 5 stars Capoeirista de Sao Ceatano-SP
I lived in Brasil and spent many years with Bahianos playing Capoeira on the beach, no school or teacher, just friends. I learned more from them than I've seen being taught in any school in the U.S. This music is just as traditional as the ones I played on my berimbau as we played through the night and day. It is a must for all capoeira practitioner who have a taste for the real thing.Buy it. Trust me. You'll love it

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Beginner's CD
This was the first Capoeira CD that I bought. It has excellent liner notes that give a good background of Capoeira. However, what I found most helpful are the lyrics to the songs that are also printed in the liner notes, along with translations in English. It has helped me learn a lot of the songs our group uses.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
This is the top capoeira disc ever recorded. If you are looking for a first buy, go for it; if you already have a large capoeira music collection, buy it as well!! ... Read more


139. Off The Shelf
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2004 reissue of West Coast AOR album from 1972, features 11 tracks. Retro-Rock. ... Read more


140. O Primeiro Canto
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Armed with a tape recorder, Portuguese chanteuse Dulce Ponteswandered her native country collecting sonic inspiration for her fifthand finest recording, O Primeiro Canto. Deeply influenced byfado, contemporary, and traditional folk song, Pontes approached thisrecording nakedly, distilling its sound to that of strictly acousticaccompaniment, a bold move which allows her superbly crystalline vocalsto weave the album's through-line. Far more enamored with passion andtactility rather than technique, Pontes organically creates a holisticemotional posture that is malleable, romantic, and sensually awake,suffering not from lack of finesse. Pontes is in possession of aremarkably facile gift: a voice which rings true with each gorgeouslystunning note. --Paige La Grone ... Read more

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars O Primeiro Canto
I learned about her when listened to one of the song that she sang with Bocelli at a friend's house. I since have all her works. This one and Caminhos are the favorites of all my albums. The 5th track "O Que For, Ha-De Ser (Ar)" is breathtaking. It started with the Cello, then her beautiful voice and the piano and violins together just take your breath away. I've been listening to this song at least 10 times a day. If you like a lot of drums & bass that will rock your house, put in something else. If you enjoy wonderful music & beautiful voice, this is IT.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Album in YEARS!
This album is simply the best I've heard in years. Dulce is an amazing artist. She is profound and has a rare and beautiful soul which is obvious when listening to her music and lyrics. A performer as deep as the ocean, as beautiful as the sky and as fresh as the air - Dulce is the salt of the earth! GET THIS ALBUM, open a bottle of your favorite wine, light a candle and drift away into a musical reverie. She will enrich your life. Thank you Dulce for bringing 'music' back to the music world. Simply, THE BEST!

4-0 out of 5 stars Tori Amos
The first song seems to meander into a Tori Amos copy-cat look alike. Its good thought, but alonh with the Amos impersonation, there seems to be an affinity between this album and newage Celtic inspiration. silk-screen voice overs and "poingnant" prayer sessions (on the first "Tori Amosish" track)make this somewhat suspect. This is more a concept album of how Portugal sees itself through the influences of pop culture. Don't get me wrong. Its nice and some songs are very good. I just was taken aback by the popish feel. I feel that this is a more robust version of MADREDEUS, which by the way seems increasingly bland with every hearing (ever since I listened to Mariza's FADO CURVO.

4-0 out of 5 stars A more universal appeal
Nice to hear a new voice from Portugal who isn't singing Fados. Pontes draws on a wide spectrum of music, giving this CD a more jazzy feel. There is nothing mournful about these selections, she celebrates life in all its vigor as depicted in her yoga pose on the cover. In fact, one could say there is more a Brazilian quality to her music, although she apparently draws on Portuguese popular music themes, bringing in such eclectic items as Swedish bagpipes and the Madagascar Valiha. She makes a very pleasant alternative to the current wave of Portuguese Fado singers who are currently dominating the World Music scene.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keseret aparda
Ap edeprem, keseret aparda "O primeiro Canto". Fidele edrom ap asyran buradramata klapid filde ap karada selimpit karapla zergilin ipdere alsir. Mekardarap, Zuzan sila silar peridilip.

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