Chico

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All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
A towering figure in the history of Brazilian culture, over the past 15 years Chico Buarque has been progressively distancing himself from music, choosing instead to concentrate on his many other projects, such as his internationally acclaimed novels. Contrary to his restless peer Caetano Veloso, Buarque has always been a classicist, either working inside traditional genres such as the samba and the choro rather than blowing them apart or coming up with new ones. Looking back at his 45-year career and almost as many albums, it is easy to understand Buarque when he says he is not writing songs anymore because he feels he has exhausted himself; after all, the man has ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
A towering figure in the history of Brazilian culture, over the past 15 years Chico Buarque has been progressively distancing himself from music, choosing instead to concentrate on his many other projects, such as his internationally acclaimed novels. Contrary to his restless peer Caetano Veloso, Buarque has always been a classicist, either working inside traditional genres such as the samba and the choro rather than blowing them apart or coming up with new ones. Looking back at his 45-year career and almost as many albums, it is easy to understand Buarque when he says he is not writing songs anymore because he feels he has exhausted himself; after all, the man has written literally hundreds of undisputed masterpieces. His most recent offerings, of which the simply titled Chico is the latest, have been few and far between, and in the greater scheme of things will probably add little to his monumental legacy. Still, considering that in all of his life Buarque has been unable to write a single tune that is not at the very least utterly beautiful -- not unlike his mentor Tom Jobim -- the ten new songs on Chico are customarily unimpeachable. The same verdict applies to all of the elements that make Buarque's music so maddeningly, monolithically perfect: from his immaculate arrangements to his unerring choice of musical partners, his deeply tender voice, and his brilliant songwriting, everything is in place in this succinct, melancholic, almost non-assuming collection -- only not at quite the same impossible heights. Finally, even if these or any other! songs may find it too hard to break into the Buarque pantheon at this point, the duet with rising star Thaís Gulin in "Se Eu Soubesse" demonstrates once again that no one writes for female singers like Chico Buarque, and the one with João Bosco in "Sinha" offers further proof of his supreme literary skills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471163124
  • Catalog Number: 31631
  • Sales rank: 300,475

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Querido Diário (2:44)
  2. 2 Rubato (2:35)
  3. 3 Essa Pequena (3:30)
  4. 4 Tipo Um Baião (3:29)
  5. 5 Se Eu Soubesse (3:24)
  6. 6 Sem Você 2 (2:55)
  7. 7 Sou Eu (2:46)
  8. 8 Nina (3:09)
  9. 9 Barafunda (2:46)
  10. 10 Sinhá (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chico Buarque Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
João Bosco Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Wilson DasNeves Vocals, Guest Appearance
Nicolas Krassik Violin
Armando Marçal Percussion
Robertinho Silva Percussion
Paulo Sérgio Santos Clarinet
Los Copacabana Choir, Chorus
Jurim Moreira Percussion, Drums
Jorge Helder Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Marcelo Bernardes Clarinet, Flute
Jaime Alem Viola
Marcelo Martins Tenor Saxophone
Jessé Sadoc Trombone
Ari Bispo Choir, Chorus
Zé Canuto Alto Saxophone
Cristina Braga Harp
Analimar Choir, Chorus
Franklin daFlauta Flute
Aldivas Ayres Trombone
Zenilda Choir, Chorus
João Reboucas Piano, Keyboards
Dudu Trentin Keyboards
Eliezer Rodrigues Tuba
Márcio André Flugelhorn
Luiz Cláudio Ramos Acoustic Guitar, Musical Direction
Marcos Nimrichter Accordion
Carla Rincon Violin
Francinete Choir, Chorus
Radamés Gnattali Quintet Strings
Thais Gulin Vocals, Guest Appearance
Luiz Alves Bass
Frado Electric Guitar
Hugo Pilger Cello
Francisco Roa Violin
Jessé Sadoc Filho Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Fernando Tebaldi Viola
Technical Credits
João Bosco Composer
Chico Buarque Composer
Ivan Lins Composer
Hugh Fordin Producer
Jorge Helder Composer
Olivia Hime Artistic Director
Luiz Tornaghi Mastering
Luiz Cláudio Ramos Arranger, Musical Producer
Vinícius França Executive Producer
Fernando Prado Engineer
Kees Schoof Liner Notes
Marcela Maia Producer
Sean Marlowe Art Direction
Priscila Lopes Graphic Design
Liliane Kemper Graphic Design
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