153

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Natalia

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Natalia
Guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima’s previous Khaeon release, Mambo No. 5 was touted as one of the best releases of 2001. Mr. Barbosa-Lima opts for a smaller group this time, performing many of the selections solo or in duet with fellow label-mates John Benitez or Gustavo Colina on bass. Natalia picks up where Mambo No.5 left off, pursing a twentieth-century repertoire from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The common uniting element is, of course, the selection’s heavily Latin character. Jobim, Savio, Lara, Torres are all represented with an encore of the Webber/Rice crowd pleaser, "Don’t Cry for Me Argentina."



Barbosa-Lima’s touch and execution are perfect and empathetic and his duets with bassist Benitez are almost supernatural. This is not "Hot" Latin playing; it is exacting, rigorous, and beautiful. Natalia is sublimely rarified, very highly recommended for any music lover.



Visit Khaeon Records and Carlos Barbosa-Lima .

Track Listing

Ehega de Saudade; Porro; Batucada; Maria Bonita; Frenesi; Natalia; Sigo Pensando En Ti; Danza Characteristica; El Nino; La Reina; Perfume de Gardenia; Lejos del Hogar; Angostura Preludio; Preludio; Adios; Don't Cry For Me Argentina.

Personnel

Carlos Barbosa-Lima-Guitars; Gustauo Colina-Cuatro, John Benitez-Bass; Edgardo Aponte- Percussion.

Album information

Title: Natalia | Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Khaeon World Music

Post a comment about this album

Tags

Shop Amazon

More

Read The Rise Up
The Rise Up
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
Read New York Moment
New York Moment
JC Hopkins Biggish Band
Read Pollinator
Pollinator
Matt Ulery
Read Hug!
Hug!
Matt Wilson Quartet
Read Touch & Go
Touch & Go
Susan Tobocman
Read The Ilkley Suite
The Ilkley Suite
Jamil Sheriff
Read Moving Through Worlds
Moving Through Worlds
Fiona Joy Hawkins

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.