All in One
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2009 release, the vocalist's debut album from the Verve Records label. Known worldwide for her ability to connect modern sounds with the heart and soul of Brazilian music, the New York-born Gilberto focuses on the rhythms of her native country, devising a cosmopolitan yet classic sound with the help of a diverse group of collaborators, including Carlinhos Brown (Caetano Veloso), Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse), Daniel Jobim (grandson of Antonio Carlos Jobim) and John King (the Dust Brothers). All In One perfectly expresses Gilberto's interest in making music that feels romantic and fluid. In particular, Most of the record is sung in Portuguese, Bebel's native language, and was conceived, developed and recorded in her home studio.
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Here, she sort of picks up where she left off with Momento but has a more organic sounds. Though it's with Verve, it's not your typical 'jazz' album and she had a few terrific guests work on the production and arrangements of the songs. Not least of which being Carlinhos Brown! Some of my favorite songs on this album were ones that he had a hand in including "Cancao De Amor" which flows a bit like a lullaby and especially "All in One", which she pulled off singing in English. Terrific tempo and patterns. "Bim Bom" was nicely done too with Daniel Jobim (Tom Jobim's grandson). I enjoyed "Nossa Senhora", which had a nice dropping beat in the background but I especially liked her version of "Chica Chica Boom chic" more. A soft, not too assuming beat that felt every bit like Brasil - and that promises to be fantastically remixed in the future. What strikes me about this album and her others is that they're all pretty consistent - but with this one there is just something that does make it a "Verve" album, with an ambiance that somehow actually reminds me of some of Astrud Gilberto's works.
I'd recommend this, and I'd recommend giving it more than one listen to really judge it. Her sound is never really overwhelming, but she's managed to always put out nice albums. If I had any criticism, it would be that for the talent of the producers, on occasion I think the timing was off on a few samples - but that's a bit too pedantic. I also wish that on some songs which were sang in English, she also did in Portuguese as extras on the album because to me, they may sound better; more natural. Hopefully in the future, we may see her work with Christian Franck again and Apollo 9, or with the Far Out Records. Would also be nice, since she enjoys singing in English on some songs, to hear her give "California Soul" a try because her voice could work. Until then, this is a nice, enjoyable album with a bit of a verve feel!
And of course - be on the lookout for her upcoming tour.
"All in one" opens with a gentle love song. She brings in reggae with her cover of Bob Marley's "Sun is shining." Her "Far from the Sea","Segrredo (Secret)" and "Port Antonio" are more meditative. She sings in Portuguese and English. It's easy listening--but there's a sensuality to it. It isn't an insomnia cure. She does a marvelous version of "Chica Chica Boom Chic" (model turned singer Ivette Sangalo also does a great one MTV Ao Vivo )
It's a consistently strong work. Bebel has managed to still make great music. Forget Diana Krall's boring Brazilian Quiet Nights Bebel Gilberto,like Rio de Janeiro,is the winner here! "All in one" has everything.