Nelson Angelo: Cateret (2003)
A varied assortment it is, ranging from Angelo’s lush, vibrato-less ballad (“Dona Maria”) to sultry Marcia Maria’s seductive temptations from the sea (“Delírios do Mar Nelson Angelo”); and from delightful rhythmic dances (the lively “Vera’s Frevo” and the mellow ”Ligerinho” and “Trombone”) to the haunting “Cateretê”; otherworldly, McLaughlin/Scofield-like “Radio Universe Pedal”; and out-of-tempo, wistful, musing “Your Hands.” While illustrating the breadth of Angelo’s talent and his ability to reach out to a younger audience, these latter two selections are personally less satisfying for me. The entire album wears well, however; its pacing, haunting melodies, and poignancy are indicative of this artist’s deep creative wellspring.
Track Listing: Vera
Personnel: Nelson Angelo (guitarist and composer), with guest artists Edison Machado, Dom Um Rom
Record Label: Adventure Music