Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
'Escape' by Marcos Valle highlights his continuing and considerable contribution to Brazilian bossa nova music. Valle was fundamental in defining the sound back in the sixties and is widely acknowledged as one of the great... more »
'Escape' by Marcos Valle highlights his continuing and considerable contribution to Brazilian bossa nova music. Valle was fundamental in defining the sound back in the sixties and is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest Brazilian songwriters. His fans are wide ranging and his songs have been covered by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Bebel Gilberto. You may well know his classic 'Summer Samba' as it was used in a Guinness advertising campaign. Marcos Valle's first album on Far Out Recordings was titled 'Nova Bossa Nova'. The implications in the name were clear on hearing the music, with the sweet melodic bossa of the title track 'Nova Bossa Nova' combining with a fresh and contemporary feel. The 4Hero remix of the album track 'Escape', adds a progressive twist to Valle's modern Brazilian classic sound, and demonstrates the music's crossover from serious jazzclubs to club dancefloors.
Muito fantástico!!! Muito excelente!!!
Brasileirismo | Anchorage, AK United States | 10/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was taken by suprise by this album by Marcos Valle, one of the most significant song writers in Brazilian music. I found it curious it was released on the UK Brazilcentric indie lable Far Out Recordings that's also been releasing new recordings from Joyce. This album is rich in melody and arrangement. Key tracks are the intro title track 'Escape' and also 'On Line'. Over all this is one album that just flows and Marcos is in top form. I easily have this CD on rotate and it's one you just want to hear again after a single listen. It's become one of my favourite albums. I'm looking forward to hearing his latest 2003 release also on Far Out 'Contrasts'. Serious Marcos Valle fans may want to hear MPB crooner Emílio Santiago's 2000 Sony Epic release 'Bossa Nova'. He performs a sublime new composition by Valle called 'Doce Viver'. The accompanying DVD is a live Epic promotional performance (in front of an audience of Santiago's friends - noted celebraties and the cream of Rio society) at the Copacobana Balace. The performance features Valle performing 'Doce Viver'. However, back to 'Escape' - it's a CD that won't disappoint and only further substantiates Valle's contribution to Brazilian song."
Papetti | Mexico City | 10/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marcos has always been one of the most important names in Brazilian Music History (at least since "Samba 68"), and this CD (Escape) is that continuation to perfection.
This recording shows Marcos' maturity in every sense of the word; guitarist, pianist, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, arranger (I think only Tom Jobim had that versatility); every song is a hit especially "On Line" and "O Indio E O Brasil".
I could only compare this CD To Gilberto Gil's Quantum CD in taste, varity and as a master piece.
If you are looking for the perfect Brazilian Superb CD; this is probably it.
Check it out; you'll be glad you did."