Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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Great Brazilian Guitarrist with an Orchestra in his mind
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 07/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."