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Essential (Rm)
Essential (Rm)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Nat King Cole you'll ever get! Wonderful., April 26 2004
This review is from: Essential (Rm) (Audio CD)
Yes, there's Jazz. George Shearing and his combo is brilliant in Jazz format but his sound is always agreeable to every middle-experienced ears.
Yes, there are violins. Ralph Carmichael provided de luxe arrangements of rare sensitiveness. Even those jazz-oriented ears will approve those jazzy violins.
Then, Nat King Cole singing in his best performance.
Beautiful repertoire.
This is a new edition with a new cover of the classic CD by Mr.Cole with George Shearing.
Great!

Entre Amigos
Entre Amigos
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ron Carter made no mistake here!, April 9 2004
This review is from: Entre Amigos (Audio CD)
Since I began to write here@Amazon and elsewhere, my first rule was never to write on artists who I do not know or who I do not love. I think nobody is entitled to judge Rosa Passos or any other performer out of her environment. If I do not like this kind of Joao Gilbertoish style I'd better keep my mouth shut or, more appropriately, my keyboard off.
For all those who know the international music industry in a professional way, it is common use to hear that Americans usually do not like voice-and-guitar ensembles the same way Brazilians do. Ok! That's an important market rule for commercial insiders but not from an artistic crafting point of view.
Ron Carter did understood what Rosa Passos' small voice is able to do as well as Joao Gilberto did. Yes, Rosa Passos stepped into Brazilian song scene by Joao Gilberto's recommendation and they are very similar in their vocalizing styles. Love it or not! I tell you Rosa Passos is not for beginners as well as Joao Gilberto demands experienced ears to be listened to. And that's the technical point of reference which may have led someone to write that Mr. Ron Carter would have made a mistake.
For those Americans and Brazilians who do not know, Ron Carter owns some special basses which he separates in order to use when he plays Bossa Nova. He is a jazz master. He also loves Brazilian music and took part in many, many important albums of Bossa Nova. So, no surprise here! No mistake, here! Mr. Carter knows precisely what field he is stepping into. And he plays accordingly with his well-known master command.
Rosa Passos is backed by her brilliant guitarrist and smart arranger, Mr. Lula Galvao. Pay attention to his arrangement for "The Girl from Ipanema". It is worth for all the CD. Galvao's arrangement made Ms. Passos re-divide words into the original melody in a different and sensational way. Also all guitar solos are by Mr. Galvao: Brilliant!
At last, when I wrote "The Girl from Ipanema", I may have waken you up to the same old Bossa Nova repertoire you have listened to for so many years. Maybe that's the only sin I would point out as concerned to this album. Nearly all repetoire is made up by classic Bossa Nova and traditional sambas. Not bad but I would pick up some additional new material.
Even so, I tell you, you will find creative approaches here.
There are some other Rosa Passos' CDs here@Amazon. All deal with Brazilian song stylized in a voice-and-guitar ensemble. They are all first class!

Timeless
Timeless
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Showcase of the Best of the Master in Jazz Vocal, Jan. 18 2004
This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
Since the 50s, Mark Murphy is the most creative jazz singer in the place; he's the master in jazz vocal.
Now take his best recordings on Muse label and you'll have this "Timeless", really timeless.
A great compilation for all those who are entering the wonderful world of Mr. Murphy.
The current laber is Savoy Jazz what means this one is the current owner of all Muse archives. Good.

Durango Kid 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Compilation sequence to "Durango Kid", July 27 2003
This review is from: Durango Kid 2 (Audio CD)
Toninho Horta comes from the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, from the same place and the same group of composers and musicians which gave us Milton Nascimento. Some of the most notable songs recorded by Nascimento are Horta's compositions, featuring "Beijo Partido" in Nascimento's album "Minas".
Three qualities distinguish Horta's work:
1 - He is a great guitarrist and he plays within a conception of a big orchestra. His guitar playing seems to float wonderfully upon a sea of strings. Wonderful and unique playing! Pay special attention to his composition "Dona Olimpia" and "Broken English".
2 - He is a sophisticated composer of intricate songs and a great melodist. "My Neighbor Blue Canary" and "The Coast" are among his inspired compositions in this CD. Though sophisticated, his songs are beautifully melodious to new entrants.
3 - His guitar playing is a parameter for guitar instrumentalists in Brazil, notably those who are in their advanced playing.
Just like Tom Jobim, sometimes, Mr. Horta decides to sing on a few tracks of his albums and his singing is not so good though the songs and lyrics are always highly inspirated. I wouldn't mind about his bad singing.
For those who love sophisticated Brazilian music or Bossa Nova in the Tom Jobim tradition or those who simply love good music.

Durango Kid 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Compilation sequence to "Durango Kid", July 27 2003
This review is from: Durango Kid 2 (Audio CD)
Toninho Horta comes from the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, from the same place and the same group of composers and musicians which gave us Milton Nascimento. Some of the most notable songs recorded by Nascimento are Horta's compositions, featuring "Beijo Partido" in Nascimento's album "Minas".
Three qualities distinguish Horta's work:
1 - He is a great guitarrist and he plays within a conception of a big orchestra. His guitar playing seems to float wonderfully upon a sea of strings. Wonderful and unique playing! Pay special attention to his composition "Dona Olimpia" and "Broken English".
2 - He is a sophisticated composer of intricate songs and a great melodist. "My Neighbor Blue Canary" and "The Coast" are among his inspired compositions in this CD. Though sophisticated, his songs are beautifully melodious to new entrants.
3 - His guitar playing is a parameter for guitar instrumentalists in Brazil, notably those who are in their advanced playing.
Just like Tom Jobim, sometimes, Mr. Horta decides to sing on a few tracks of his albums and his singing is not so good though the songs and lyrics are always highly inspirated. I wouldn't mind about his bad singing.
This was a Horta's album recorded in 1989 for Verve Forecast. His inspiration on beautiful songs and sophisticated arrangements are all there. Also Pat Metheny plays the title song "Moonstone" in a guitar duo with Horta in this CD.
For those who love sophisticated Brazilian music or Bossa Nova in the Tom Jobim tradition or those who simply love good music.

Durango Kid
Durango Kid
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Brazilian Master in Guitar with an Orchestra in His Mind, July 27 2003
This review is from: Durango Kid (Audio CD)
Toninho Horta comes from the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, from the same place and the same group of composers and musicians which gave us Milton Nascimento. Some of the most notable songs recorded by Nascimento are Horta's compositions, featuring "Beijo Partido" in Nascimento's album "Minas".
Three qualities distinguish Horta's work:
1 - He is a great guitarrist and he plays within a conception of a big orchestra. His guitar playing seems to float wonderfully upon a sea of strings. Wonderful and unique playing!
2 - He is a sophisticated composer of intricate songs and a great melodist. "Sky of Brasilia", "Diana", "Waiting for Angela" (later recorded by Flora Purim) and the tile song "Durango Kid" are among his inspired compositions in this CD. Though sophisticated, his songs are beautifully melodious to new entrants.
3 - His guitar playing is a parameter for guitar instrumentalists in Brazil, notably those who are in their advanced playing.
Just like Tom Jobim, sometimes, Mr. Horta decides to sing on a few tracks of his albums and his singing is not so good though the songs and lyrics are always highly inspirated. I wouldn't mind about his bad singing.
For those who love sophisticated Brazilian music or Bossa Nova in the Tom Jobim tradition or those who simply love good music.

Serenade
Serenade
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Brazilian Guitarrist with an Orchestra in his mind, July 27 2003
This review is from: Serenade (Audio CD)
Toninho Horta comes from Minas Gerais, from the same place and the same group of composers and musicians which gave us Milton Nascimento. Some of the most notable songs recorded by Nascimento are Horta's compositions, featuring "Beijo Partido" in Nascimento's album "Minas".
Three qualities distinguish Horta's work:
1 - He is a great guitarrist and he plays within a conception of a big orchestra. His guitar playing seems to float wonderfully upon a sea of strings. Wonderful and unique playing! This CD shows his extraordinary conception of Henry Manicini's "Moon River". I am a big fan of Mancini's and I tell you Mr. Horta is brilliant in his recreation of "Moon River".
2 - He is a sophisticated composer of intricate songs and a great melodist. "Durango Kid" and "Diana" are among his inspired compositions. Though sophisticated, his songs are beautifully melodious for new entrants.
3 - His guitar playing is a parameter for guitar instrumentalists in Brazil, notably those who are in their advanced playing.
4 - Sometimes, Mr. Horta decides to sing and his singing is not so good. I wouldn't mind about it.
This CD is a compilation of previously released material. I suggest you'd rather have all the originals. If this is to be your first album on Horta's work, I tell you it's an excellent bet.

I Didn't Know About You
I Didn't Know About You
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent Singing from a Young Lady of Jazz, May 28 2003
This review is from: I Didn't Know About You (Audio CD)
Did you know Antonio Carlos Jobim composed "How Insensitive" based on Chopin's Prelude Opus 28? Ms. Allyson got it and performed one the best vocal renditions ever. Great!

Personalidade (Brazil)
Personalidade (Brazil)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A compilation of Ms. Costa's material from her best times, May 28 2003
This review is from: Personalidade (Brazil) (Audio CD)
Gal Costa's best comes from the Polygram Records period and this is a compilation of that material. Just for those who want an only CD by Ms. Costa.

Aquarela Do Brasil
Aquarela Do Brasil
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Fire - Elis Regina ensemble with Toots on harmonica, May 17 2003
This review is from: Aquarela Do Brasil (Audio CD)
One of the outstanding Elis Regina's characteristics as a singer was not only her quality as a Brazilian vocal master. She also knew very well how to choose her musicians and arrangers. And she also has had all great Brazilian musicians at her keep. They used to say it was very hard to work under her top parameters but the result was prestige. Two American singers became famous by this aspect - Carmen McRae and Betty Carter - and like them, Elis Regina always has brought luck to all musicians and composers she has recorded with. This album set counts on her trio in 1969, leaded by pianist and composer Antonio Adolfo. This same trio made her European tour in 1969 and recorded this album with Toots Thielemens in Sweden. Half of the album songs are instrumentals with the trio plus Toots. Very Great!

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