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Adriana Miki: Sashimiki

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The spry and sensuous voice of the Brazilian Adriana Miki is beautifully showcased on her debut album, Sashimiki, produced by her bass-playing partner in this project, Sérgio Crestana. Delivering an exquisitely chosen, albeit short, program, Miki emerges with soft grandeur as Astrud Gilberto once did when she voiced the songs of her then husband, Jo&#227o Gilberto. ...

Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage: Copacabana

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Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage
Zoho Music

How it is possible that bassist Nilson Matta is allowed to fly so low under the proverbial radar, with recognition coming mainly from his peers, is one of those mysteries that artists have to learn to live with. Meanwhile, Matta has been ...


Ithamara Koorax: Bim Bom - The Complete Joao Gilberto Songbook

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Ithamara Koorax
Bim Bom: The Complete João Gilberto Songbook
Motema Records

Jo&#227o Gilberto did not just epitomize bossa nova, “The New Thing" that he virtually invented, but he also brought his new, laconic vocal style to Brazilian music. So deeply passionate and idiosyncratic was his pronounciation ...