I picked this one up cold and what a pleasure...
vmzfla | Orlando, Fl. | 07/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wanted some up to date contemporary Brazilian jazz, after becoming weary of the endless stream of Jobim and Sergio Mendes
reissues. This disc delivers just that! With an array of artists complementing each song just right. The acoustic charged selections feature talented guitarist Romero Lubambo on Jason Miles arrangements. The tropical feel of the album covers
Brazilian moods from bossa to funk, all nicely sequenced for maximum pleasure. Percussion and synthesizers abound! There are guest contributions from Herbie Mann, Gato Barbieri, Michael Brecker and others. Jason Miles formula gives us a good background mood for whatever! Though every aspect of this project is expertly performed, none of the
tracks are truly memorable, thus my four star rating."