Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Carlos Malta - que maravilha - Re-reviewed ,not to be MISSED
Peppino | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oi pessoal ! This cd is most definitely one of the my FAVORITE " examples" of "Musica Brasileira instrumental"-- that covers A LOT of ground! Carlos Malta is formerly of Hermeto Pascoal's fabled "O GRUPO"(the seminal grupo, as is said!).He is the reed/woodwind player extaordinaire!!A very unique musician who absorbed Hermeto's "vision", the cd is a brilliant document of Seu carlos' personal musical heart. It's is magnificent blend of orchestral arrangements-lush like any of the Ellington or Mingus' finest hours- set to the ritmos of Brasil's northeast. The cd is recorded, forming a "suite". Ellington's "Afro-Bossa Suite", or Mingus' "Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" might be close comparisons. Among the enjoyable moments in this cd is a lush waltz "Luz do Sol" which features the enchanting Jane DuBoc singing in the wordless Brasilian style- I hesitate to call it vocalese. The Maracatu "Paradindonde..." leads into"Luz",and is my particular favorite. THERE IS NOT A BAD TRACK ON THIS CD! Parabens, Seu Carlos !!(And to Malandro records for releasing it in the USA!) This cd is "o som da alegria"-Viva o som, sempre ! 10000 stars"