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121. Golden Wings/Magic Time
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5-0 out of 5 stars ¿ Sabes qué? Lo único que quiero...
... es encontrar algo de primera, música con magia!

OPA said "Hello" from Uruguay to New York City many years ago, and made the musical enchantment of the sonic vision of a true "poligloto", Hugo Fattoruso , along with brother Jorge Osvaldo and Ringo Theilmanns.

From the ashes of the fabulous famous "Los Shakers" sucessful in South America and would have continued,until the Opa was historically formed.

Opa mixed more than Gilberto Gil's famous frase "chiclete com banana" **, as Opa combined the influences of the candombe and murga from their homeland , brasilian sambossa, and jazz along with the rock sensibilities of the Beatles.

From the original tapes of OPA in the early incarnation (now avaliable , released in Spain),more consolidation of funk and samba has made this much to long forgotten recordings "rise form the ashes" , and become not only dancehall favorites, but the harmonic/melodic genius of Hugo (along with longtime musical compatriot "El Negro" Rada) is at peak during this time.

(Actually, Hugo Fattoruso has made major contributions as a sideman with Airto's "Fingers" grupo, Flora Purim, and many others, along with his incredible recordings with "Trio Fattoruso" and a recent solo piano release ~ Rada still much beloved in Uruguay, although his musics lately concentrate more to earn him a living than the original beautiful mad genius of his conceptions).

Aside form the grooving material, this cd features the fabulous composition "Corre Niña (Run Girl), and a top flight version of Rada's classic "Montevideo", both compete as the centerpiece tracks on the recording. "Tombo in 7/4", a staple of the Airto band has a beautiful intro before taking off into the ritmo in the time signature prescribed in the title!
"Muy Lejos Te Vas" is inspired as much by its rich harmony as in the subtle Beatles influence.

Percolations on the drums, solid basslines and impeccable hrmonic /melodic concept made Opa a grupo that will never be forgotten again. Some compatible interaction with sidemen also, no one gets in the way of the great sounds.

1000 stars , not a wasted moment. ¡ Con ritmo, estilo y sonido!¡¡Viva Opa!!

nos vemos~

** "Chiclete..",Gil refers to mixing Brasilian musics with music form the United States,~gum, chiclete(USA) mixes with banana(Brasil). Opa mixed freely and easily the many styles of sound that was their influences!

5-0 out of 5 stars Old time fan
I first heard and bought both albums in the '70's and have loved them. It's great that these two albums have been put on CD and I can't recommend them highly enough for fans of latin/fusion/jazz. These are classic albums that haven't lost a thing over the last 25 years.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jazz "for export" from Uruguay, one step ahead of his time
Yes, Music from Uruguay to the world. if you want to hear "first class latin jazz", buy this CD. It's a classic of the uruguayan music. You can feel the fresh air of Montevideo in your head, while the CD run!!!!
The Fattorusso brothers give lessons of fussion. Great work of Airto too, and Ruben Rada, of course, in percussion...

5-0 out of 5 stars If you love Return to Forever...
This album is explosive. There's not much more to say. I'm a bit of a romantic, so my favorite track is "Paper Butterflies [Muy Lejos Te Vas]", with its delicate vocals and whispering flute (played by the noted Hermeto Pascoal). I may be biased, though, since my wife is a talented flautist herself. The guest appearances on these two albums (combined for reissue on one disc) read like a who's who in Latin jazz-fusion: the aforementioned Hermeto Pascoal, David Amaro (guitars), Airto Moreira (percussion and production) and Flora Purim (vocals on "Arise").
In some cases this music is sentimental, in others it's a bit hokey, but it is always inspired. The Fattoruso brothers have been too overlooked in the jazz community. I purchased this album because of Airto, but came to love it because of Hugo and George Fattoruso.
So, if you like the early, more Latin-tinged fusion of Chick Corea's Return to Forever (think the "Return to Forever" album and "Light as a Feather"), then you'll indeed love this.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for any lover of latin jazz
I cannot believe this has been released on c.d.! What an original sound this group had,I had the pleasure of hearing them live in the early `70,s in S.Fla. "Golden Wings" still holds up today.They inspired myown musical career, greatly. ... Read more


122. Carlito Marron
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2004 Latin Grammy Winner for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album. Features Rosario Flores, Davi Moraes and Bebel Gilberto. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Percussion to its finest
To those who have never experienced what PERCUSSION sounds like, this is the perfect way to plunge yourself into it through the master voice and hands of Carlinhos Brown.
It's high time we get to profit from its magical sound inspired by Carnaval rythms from Bahia.
Enjoy ... Read more


123. Maiden Voyage
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124. Definitive Collection
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125. Everyday Everynight
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On this 1978 project, singer Flora Purim is backed by a large string orchestra and a countless number of top studio and jazz players, playing arrangements by Michel Colombier. Featuring quite notable musicians Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Oscar Neves, Jaco Pastorius and even Herbie Hancock. 20 bit K2 mastering 2002 Japanese release on Victor. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars A Unique Sound For Flora
This recording, done back in the middle seventies, exemplifies that sound of Michel Colombier's arrangements and piano playing that mixes in perfectly for Flora's vibe attempt here. Her singing is silkier than ever which combines well with the orchestral lines and textures Colombier delivers. The best other aspect of this record (yeah, vinyl) is non other than Jaco Pastorius' bass 'sound'. It's early Jaco and he's simply killin' on the date. He also contributes a gorgeous piece in "Las Olas" (The Waves) a bossa that captivates my memories of Rio, Manila, Sao Paolo, Salvador, Bahia coming through the cityscapes of Paris. This is a recording date to check out and enjoy the romanticism with depth it brings to the forefront.

5-0 out of 5 stars a long wait
I've been waiting years for this to be released on cd. This is a unique combination of Flora's brazilian rawness with Michel Colombier's sophisticated french pop arrangements. They co-worte many of the songs so it is a real collaboration. Standouts are Walking Away & Samba Michel where Flora lets out all the stops. ... Read more


126. With Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Reissue of 1965 album for Atlantic in a digipak by flutist Mann with composer/ vocalist Gilberto and guitarist/ pianistAntonio Carlos Jobim. 12 tracks. Includes the original coverart. 1998 Atlantic release. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A treasure
Herbie Mann's flute, Gilberto's voice, and Jobim's piano work make this a wonderful addition to any Brazilian jazz fan's discography. It's a bit pricy and for not a lot of music, but what you get it worth it. I think Herbie Mann's songs really stand out. You can just feel the ocean breeze while you hear the songs. A well done CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars The golden era of jazz-bossa nova
This album is a classic of the jazz/bossa nova golden period. Same as Do the Bossa Nova, it was recorded in Rio de Janeiro with Brazilian artists. It included João Gilberto - who Miles Davis said "would sound good reading a newspaper" - the guitarist Baden Powell and Tom Jobim himself,author of several songs in the album and responsible for most of the wonderful arrangements, some piano playing and the vocal in One Note Samba. In two instrumental tracks Mann and Powell are alone in marvelous duets: listen how in Consolação the flute soars above the delicate phrasing of the guitar in a haunting effect!

4-0 out of 5 stars Mix of Gilberto and Mann
This contains some of Joao Gilberto's original Odeon recordings, among them "Desafinado", mixed with bossa nova songs recorded by Herbie Mann together with brazilian musicians in Rio, around 1964. The Gilberto tracks are classics, and the tracks, that Mann plays on, are also nice. The most notable of the Mann tracks, is probably a version of "One Note Samba", that includes Antonio Carlos Jobim playing the piano and singing the english lyrics of the song. ... Read more


127. Danca Das Cabecas
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5-0 out of 5 stars Some of the most memorable music ever written
This is the sort of music that stays with you for the rest of your life. In my case, Egberto's music was a window that brought light and fresh air in the middle of the terror and concentration camps of Argentina in the 70's.
I remember saving money, week after week, in order to be able to get these early ECM recordings, as well as the imports from the brazilian labels.

In one of his presentations in Buenos Aires during this horrible period, Egberto was denied the use of the Steinway piano at the concert hall, since according to the theater officials, he wasn't a "classical pianist". Thank God, an even better, German-made Steinway was produced before the concert started.
In the process, Egberto was kind enough to give these bureaucrats a little lesson in the fine art of temperature and humidity control as it pertained to the preservation of the piano he was denied access to. Just a fine example of the kind of person Gismonti really is.

Egberto meet Nana by chance, in Paris, as he was on his way to Oslo, for the recording of this music. It was to be a "solo" album at first. But the meeting proved to be a blessing. These dear musicians made one of the most memorable recordings of music that I can think of, only hours after the first meet each other.

I always have the same dream at night: Egberto and Astor Piazzolla, side by side, sitting in front of a very long music score, making revisions, composing, giving us some of the most memorable and lasting bodies of music ever. They have indeed done just that, each in their own particular way, and we are better human beings, thanks to them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential
If you're not familiar with Egberto Gismonti's music, I'd start with this one. Not that it's the most accessible one, but simply because this one will deeply touch you, most likely. It's my favorite one, among the 15-some CDs I got. When I heard this one in my early 20s, it totally changed my musical horizon, and opened doors. This music seems as pure and intuitive as it could be. It's pure emotion, while its musicality and complexity are beyond the reach of most of us fellow musicians. Gismonti and Vasconcelos are going beyond the bondaries of any classification. There is something of the native amazonian forest people in there, there is classical music too, probably due to Gismonti's classical piano training with Nadia Boulanger, and Villa-Lobos influence, there is lots of heart and emotions. I don't know many artists who have been able to reach such heights on both guitar and piano (Ralph Towner is probably the other one). I consider Nana Vasconcelos as the best percussionist of all times. Egberto and Nana are the most amazing duo. My 2 cents.

5-0 out of 5 stars Magico!
Egberto Gismonti is one of the most talented jazz musicians around. His flute-playing is pretty impressive on side one; his guitar work, also on side one, is simply staggering. But when you turned the LP over and heard his fantastic piano, you cannot help but be amazed. I know nothing about the technicalities of playing keyboards, but if someone had told me it was Keith Jarrett or Lyle Mays playing, I would have believed them.

This is one of those LPs that I bought when it first came out, back in 1977, and have re-purchased on CD. This is where it all started, ECM-wise, for Gismonti and Vansconcelos. As soon as you start playing the album, you feel like you've let the Amazonian jungle into your room. Vasconcelos can conjure up an entire rainforest with his percussive background effects. Gismonti spent a period in the Brazilian jungle working with Indian musicians in order to gather material for this album, and it shows ... wonderfully. I should add that Gismonti is a classically trained musician -- he had studied in Paris.

This album is quite unlike any other in my collection. It is definitely not from the Windham Hill or Narada stables. Difficult in parts, it's magical everywhere.

4-0 out of 5 stars Intense, energetic, deeply beautiful
I had the good fortune to see these two master musicians live in 1978 in Ames, Iowa, and this recording is as close to that amazing performance as I can get.

You won't be able to put a genre label on this music. You shouldn't even try. Yes, it is muito Brasiliano, but it draws on Gismonti's formal training and his immense talent for musical self expression as well as his love of his native culture. He is also a good as guitarist as you can find.

Don't confuse this music with that fluffy newage stuff. This is real,complex music, played with passion and virtuosity. ... Read more


128. Jazz in Paris: Blues Pour Flirter
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129. The Best of Tania Maria
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation
I'm not familiar with her entire catalog, but I can say that whoever picked these tracks did a great job. There are twelve tracks, nine of which feature Tania's unique scat style. These are real barnburners, and definitely worth the price of the disc alone. If you like up-tempo, Brazilian-influenced jazz, you're gonna love this album.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I was in Rio de Janeiro when I first heard Tania Maria while watching cable TV. Surprisingly, none of the record stores I went to in Rio knew who I was talking about. I guess she is more popular in the US than Brazil because I had no trouble finding a CD by Tania Maria here. Brazil must not know what they are missing! Great jazz. ... Read more


130. Partido Out
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Band
I just saw these guys play live at Birdland in New York City, and they were great. I haven't heard the CD, but if their performance last night is any indication, then this must be a marvelous record.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Definitive Mix of Jazz with Sophisticated Brazilian Rhytms
"Partido Out" the newest release by Trio da Paz (Trio of Peace) is a classic of this genre. The music on this must have CD perfectly blends melodic and probing jazz lines with impeccably played and highly complex Brazilian Rhythms. The Trio is comprised of three of Brazil's greatest musicians and this CD shows them all off quite well. I am particularly partial to some of this CD's more melodic material as found in: "Luisa", "Rosa", "Song for Kaya" and a tune literally named after the group "Trio da Paz." This Cd is that rare combination of instrumental virtuosity paired with great music making. ... Read more


131. Quiet Now: Nights of Quiet Stars
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132. Do Not Leave Me [2005 Milan]
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Though associated with bebop and studio work, the remarkable harmonica player Toots Thielemans has always been a very flexible player. On Do Not Leave Me, Toots is accompanied by a modern rhythm section comprised of pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joey Baron. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars "Bluesette is my calling card ~ Toots Thielemans"
Milan Records presents "Do Not Leave Me", featuring Toots Thielemans the Belgium harmonica man...performing music of Miles Davis, Hoagy Carmichael, Jacques Brel, Ivan Lins, Prevert, Kosma and Toots Thielemans own composition, "BLUESETTE", which he refers to as his calling card...rubbing elbows with Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones on the jazz side...Billy Joel, Julian Lennon and Paul Simon on the pop rock side...always sharing his talent evenly with Europe and the United States...recorded live and with outstanding performances within the realm of great jazz...things couldn't be any better than this release from our favorite man on the harmonica ~ Toots Thielemans!

Total Time: 48:01 on 6 Tracks ~ Milan Records 36107 ~ (3/08/2005) ... Read more


133. Black Hawk Nights
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Vibraphonist Cal Tjader was a pioneer in mating the cool textures of West Coast jazz with Afro-Cuban and Latin beats, creating effervescent music with percussion in the foreground. This CD combines two LPs recorded live at San Francisco's Black Hawk in 1958 and 1959. The earlier session has a band loaded with future stars, including pianist Vince Guaraldi and a superb rhythm section, with the big-toned bassist Al McKibbon and the percussion duo of Willie Bobo on drums and Mongo Santamaría on congas. Little-known Cuban tenor player José "Chumbo" Silva is a key presence as well, with a sound that suggests Stan Getz and a taut rhythmic edge. Guaraldi, Bobo, and Santamaría turn "I Love Paris" into a riveting tempest of percussion, while "Night in Tunisia" is an extended flight into Afro-Cuban bop. The later set focuses more on Tjader's lyrical side with a straight-ahead quartet and a program emphasizing standards. His shimmering sound and liquid phrasing are well matched with the boppish pianist Lonnie Hewitt.--Stuart Broomer ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Great content, weak acoustics
I'm very fond of Cal (not Carl) Tjader's music and own a half dozen albums of his.Although I really enjoyed the arrangments and the playing on this disc, it sounds as if the microphones were too far away from the musicians during the recording.

This is not uncommon with live recordings from this era, several Charlie Parker albums disappoint in this dimension as well.One could only wish for a time machine to go back and rerecord because the music was right and the bands were tight.

For anyone considering a purchase, listen to the samples before purchasing.Or order something more recent from Cal.He was one of the greats and we owe a lot to him for popularizing Latin music way ahead of his time!

5-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic re-issue
Just when I thought I was going to have to rely on my used Fantasy albums(in that beautiful red translucent vinyl)from now on (they couldn'tpossibly know these were the two albums I most wanted to see paired in are-issue!)- what do they do but read my mind and put out this splendiddisc.It really is a dream come true to have two classic Tjader albumstogether like this.The music is that ultra sophisticated sound we havecome to love with piano, vibes and a gorgeous sax among other treats.Ifyou love 50's small group jazz you have to have this. ... Read more


134. Sketches of James
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In trying to "bridge the gap between pop/folk music and jazz," Tim Weston--the producer of this jazz homage to singer-songwriter James Taylor--made what must have seemed a logical choice. After all, Taylor has turned out a steady stream of solid melodies and some hits; more important, a fair number of modern jazz musicians (most prominently, Pat Metheny) have expressed admiration for his craftsmanship. Alas, craftsmanship and strong melodies aren't enough to make Taylor's songs solid vehicles for improvisation or jazz interpretation. Taylor's songs avoid the chromaticism that distinguishes most modern jazz (in other words, they tend to stick to "the white notes" of the piano); they also contain only modest rhythmic variety. Perhaps this explains the tepid and unconvincing nature of most of the music here--despite the presence of such versatile artists as percussionist Poncho Sanchez, soul-sax king Gerald Albright, pop-jazz veterans Tower of Power, and singer-keyboardists Les McCann and Shirley Horn.

Surprisingly, the vocalists prove least successful in transforming Taylor's Music. The lyrics act as a further brake on the liberties these musicians might have taken to cast Taylor's songs in jazz hues. Only three of the artists here manage to fulfill the album's intriguing premise. The vocal choir New York Voices uses rich harmonies to inhabit "Long Ago and Far Away," while two Brazilian tracks shine: "Only a Dream in Rio" (Flora Purim and Airto Moreira), "New Tune," elegantly arranged for a small chamber-winds ensemble led by guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves. As for the rest of the album, it could have used a little more fire and a lot less rain. --Neil Tesser ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars An interesting and nice rendition of the originals
There is something for everyone on this CD. Vocals, non-vocals, blusey, non-blusey, pop, non-pop . . . . you get the idea. I enjoy this CD. I sing karaoke a lot and I found that the version of "Your Smiling Face" is a refreshing change from the studio version, using a lot of sax. Gets a great response from the crowd.

One side note though: The CD jacket lists the titles on the back, but they aren't in the order that they play on the CD. Spooky isn't it!?

Buy it used if you can. It might not be worth full-price. But if that's all you can find, you likely won't be disappointed.

Cheers,

Spencer!

5-0 out of 5 stars "My Smiling Face"
I don't think I've stopped smiling since I walked into coconuts (a local record store) and listened to the entirety of this album. I was so captivated by the arrangements on this album that I stood in the store, starred into space, and coasted on the melodius journey this CD took me on. Each song was masterfully played and recorded however, If I had to choose a selection it would be "Long Ago And Far Away - New York Voices." It is certainly nice to see the genius of James Taylor observed by outstanding jazz/latin/blues musicians. ... Read more


135. Solo
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Brazilian Guitarist/Percussionist/Chanteuse Without Peer
This debut disc from the younger sister of Sergio and Odair Assad demonstrates a talent equal to--if not greater than--that of her more famous brothers. In addition to generating multiple parts on her classical guitar, she is also able (simultaenously with her guitar playing) to sing and play percussion. Despite the technical demands of the music, Badi's playing is relaxed and never sounds strained. The recording quality on this release is excellent (an absolute necessity for the dynamics of the classical guitar). I'd recommend "Solo" and her follow-up "Rythms" over the more highly publicised "Chameleon." ... Read more


136. Orfeu
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For nearly 40 years, Ron Carter has been jazz's most in-demand and well-traveled bassist: from Miles Davis's Someday My Prince Will Come to A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory. Along the way, Carter has recorded several projects featuring Brazilian music. On this recording, Carter, along with pianist Stephen Scott, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Payton Crossley, and percussionist Steve Kroon apply jazz forms to Afro-Brazilian samba rhythms. As a frequent visitor to Brazil and as a devoted student of that country's music traditions, Carter and his crew deliver a subtle, laid-back CD that combines the best of both worlds. Carter's "Saudade," which roughly translates from Portuguese as "longing," highlights the Iberian character with its mournful melody. His other tunes "Por-do-sol," "Samba De Orfeu," and "Obrigado" make the Rio De Janeiro/Bahia-born rhythms swing with their festival-parade soul intact. On Jobim's "Manha De Carnaval," from the motion picture Black Orpheus, Person's broad and breathy tenor solo echoes Stan Getz's floating melodies. Carter's "1:17 Special," dedicated to the African-American "underground railroad" and Dvorak's "Goin' Home," ring with the spirituals and the blues, peppered by the percussive percolations brewed by Carter's buttery bass tones and the rhythmic relations from Brazil. --Eugene Holley Jr. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Bill Frisell saves the day!
This is an excellently recorded ensemble playing great tunes... The production is close to stellar and the addition of Bill Frisell makes a nice icing on the cake... This is a very relaxing, brazilian CD. Again, Frisell's guitar moves the music to intrigue with relaxed confidence.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite night driving CD for three weeks
.. and although the jukebox has 5 other cds, this one keeps on playing! The music is in the best tradition of Carter's past recordings ('So What','The Bass and I'). Quiet, cool jazz, now with a touch of Latin culture. Certainly his bass is superb, his quiet hand is behind the band in every note, but it's not a 'bass plus five' band, it's a real sextet with carefully arranged solos for each instrument. Special thanks to Bill Frisell for excellent electric guitar solos. Also, the album is very carefully produced, so the bass sounds natural on any kind of equipment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Cd
This is one beautiful cd every track is nice. If your into Brazilian music you can't go wrong with this title. Just get it! ... Read more


137. Shambahala Moon
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5-0 out of 5 stars Immaculent
I have never heard anything like it. It puts feelings into music unlike anything else I have ever heard. Bola is one of my favorite musicians and this might be the best album he ever recorded. The sound is lush, full and very spiritual. I recommend this to every one with ears

5-0 out of 5 stars a unique CD
This CD contains some remarkable guitar playing. Where Bola Sete's "Ocean Memories" contains openly dramatic music, this CD is quiet, personal, and very deep. It isn't really jazz, or Brazilian style, or any specific style, but just the composer's own music. It's like being inside his head. The playing is immaculate and the guitar (a steel string acoustic) very well recorded. Best listened to in quiet surroundings, this is one CD that will last for a lifetime of listening. Attractive artwork, including a good photo of the composer, full detailed notes. Very strongly recommended. ... Read more


138. Poetry of Love
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ANGELA HAGENBACHPOETRY OF LOVE AMAZON RECORDS ARCD-2822

Singer/songwriter Angela Hagenbach bridges the gap between contemporary and classic jazz on Poetry of Love. The album includes ten tunes dealing with the many facets of romance on the star-studded disc featuring special guest appearances by Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath and others.

The music begins with Hagenbach’s sensuous reading of Tell Me About It, the beautiful bossa by Michael Franks from his 1983 Passion Fruit date.This sexy rendering will popularize Hagenbach and her ensemble with a wider audience.

Angela’s arrangement of I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me is hip and playfully supported by the swinging Nat King Cole styled New York rhythm- section reminiscent of the sophisticated, unabashed pleasure seeking of the Cotton Club jazz era.

Bittersweet is an original poignant bossa nova, bridging two free verse poems into a single passionate lyric full of autumnal imagery, remarkably rendered by Hagenbach.

Tenor great Jimmy Heath joins Hagenbach and her east-coast rhythm section for a heartrending reading of the romantic classic Never Let Me Go.

Dark Dreams, another original and poem turned song a serpentine sonnet set to an Afro Cuban beat.A dream induced introduction swells into a swinging Latin line offering an innate perception of the lyric.

Trumpeter emeritus and master mumbler, Clark Terry is Hagenbach’s very special guest on the Blues Are Brewin’.Angela alternately eschews her usually superlative articulation to engage in a hilarious historic dialogue with the great C.T.The two manage to mangle the English language to great effect.

Cole Porter’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin flirts rhythmically between Brazilian and straight-ahead sections and the overall mood of the music is alluring and begs to be heard again and again.

On You Keep Calling Me, another Hagenbach original, featuring a Pantoum poem (a Malayan interlocking form) over a Bahian afoxé rhythm.The end result floats over a modern melody reminiscent of the best of Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66.

Ironically, Angela takes one of that group’s biggest hits, Michel Legrand’s Watch What Happens, and sings it as a medium straight-ahead swing rather than the popular bossa beat.An excellent vehicle for lyrical vocalizing and some fine scatting.

The date concludes with a slammin’ samba arrangement of It Might As Well Be Spring.It opens with a breezy vocal-pandiero-surdo introduction then the band joins in for a brilliant Brazilian finish to a very exceptional disc.

Mark Bacon, producer/host of Jazz After Dark, KRVS 88.7 FM, says, "Like Sarah Vaughan or Shirley Horn, Angela inhabits a song, and breathes new life into her carefully selected material.Poetry of Love is the answer to the question, ‘Where have all the great jazz vocal records gone?’" ... Read more


139. De Tarde, Vendo o Mar: The Sound of Brazil
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The smash success ofBebel Gilberto'sturn-of-the-century hit TantoTempo would lead many to believe that she was an overnight success. Butthis recording, released in Japan in 1991 and available now for the first timein the U.S., highlights her smooth,Sade-like sound. Joinedby the legendary Brazilian bassist Luisão Maia, this project putsGilberto's cool contralto in more traditional bossa-nova-style settings withsynthesized string arrangements. The result is a snappy, Creed Taylor-soundingCD. The best selections are the title track, the "One Note Samba" syncopatedcomposition "Amor Unilateral," and "Quando o Ceu Nao Estava Azul," whichincludes a silky StanGetz-style tenor sax solo. Think of this recording as Bebel Gilberto'ssyncopated first draft. --Eugene Holley, Jr. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Highly disappointing.....
I have got to be one of the biggest Bossa Nova lovers that I know of. I live, sleep and dream about Bossa Nova. Heck, I even have named my Xbox live user name "Bossa Nova". However, this CD struck me as a huge disappointment. First of all, when I bought this I didn't realize that this was J-Pop mixed with Bossa Nova sounds. I thought it was straight Brazilian music. I like some J-Pop, which really stands for Japanese Pop. I LOVE Pizicatto Five! However the mix, doesn't mix well at all. It sounds extremely weird and I doubt I'll ever listen to this again. I'd rather listen to Bebel Gilberto on her excellent "Tanto Tempo" than listen to her singing this experimental junk!

5-0 out of 5 stars First Class Bossa Album Featuring Bebel!
Absolutely wonderful bossa album from '91 which, according to the cd's liner notes, was "originally planned as an instrumental album of Brazilian musicians playing songs from famous Japanese pop singer/songwriter Yumi Matsutoya". Well, Bebel Gilberto was added to the mix and the result is stunning. If you like your bossa nice and breezy, this is for you. My ONLY complaint is that Bebel's vocals are buried far too low in the mix throughout the album. Other than that, I can't figure out why this took over 10 years to get a release. Great stuff.
Anime fans take note: The song "Envolvida Em Ternura" (Embraced By Tenderness) is the same tune heard during the closing credits of the film Kiki's Delivery Service. ... Read more


140. Brazil: Essential Album
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Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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The definitive compilation of Brazilian music with over 30 great tracks on two CDs. Artists include Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Ben, Chico Buarque and many more. Beautifully packaged in a deluxe slipcase. Includes a fold-out booklet with a history of Brazilian music. 2000 release. Slimline jewel case. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Solid Double set of MPB and a little Bossa Nova
This is a solid double disc set by the same label that gives you "Latin - the essential album" and etc. There are 31 cuts here from all sorts of different Brazilian artists and mixed artist groups. You have classics, some distant but not VERY distant MPB tracks but nothing particularly new or fresh.

Highlight artists are Joyce, Jorge Ben, Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim,. Daniela Mercury, lenine, Tamba Trio, Timbalada, Chico Buarque and others. The previous reviewer I agree with when it comes to sound quality... and not all of the cuts are what I'd consider to be the "essential" pieces from the presented artists. But I had never heard As Meninas version of Para-Raio before (no, this is not the same as the Axe band!) and it's sort of a nice light cd. I don't know why but I really like that song and the way they do it.

All in all I enjoy this cd. Real Brazilian, some great songs. But some of the fillers aren't so great. If there were a compilation this would remind me of, it would be the Chill-Brazil series.

3-0 out of 5 stars it could had been better
some of the songs are great and very popular but other sare not, some of the songs are just okay the sound its poor and thats why i gave it only 3 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best of Brazilian music!
A gorgeous 2CD collection of some of the most popular Brazilian songs, by the most renowned artists, including the classic 'Girl from Ipanema' sung by composer Vinicius de Moraes. The album also spans a variety of sounds- axe, bossa nova, brazilian reggae, samba and pop and jazz fusion as well. Perfect buy for those who want an introduction to Brazilian music. ... Read more


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