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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
The third album from Brazil's Virginia Rodrigues is a canny set indeed. Matching her otherworldly contralto with the classic Afro-Sambas of Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes, Rodrigues and producer Caetano Veloso submit what the liner notes justifiably dub the authoritative versions of these storied songs. Rodrigues is, in many ways, the material's ideal interpreter. From Bahia, Brazil's most African city, she is steeped in the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda, which are the subjects of Powell and de Moraes's cycle. And the very singularity of her voice -- with its near perfect fusion of concert-hall grandeur and down-home roots -- heightens the ...
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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
The third album from Brazil's Virginia Rodrigues is a canny set indeed. Matching her otherworldly contralto with the classic Afro-Sambas of Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes, Rodrigues and producer Caetano Veloso submit what the liner notes justifiably dub the authoritative versions of these storied songs. Rodrigues is, in many ways, the material's ideal interpreter. From Bahia, Brazil's most African city, she is steeped in the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda, which are the subjects of Powell and de Moraes's cycle. And the very singularity of her voice -- with its near perfect fusion of concert-hall grandeur and down-home roots -- heightens the remove of these songs, which, after all, allude to the sacred material without actually being sacred. The versions of "Canto de Xango" and "Canto de Pedra Preta" here are possessed of a jazzy, even chamber-music sensibility that perfectly mirrors the circumstances of their composition in the '60s. Powell and de Moraes came from outside the tradition; as musical explorers they single-handedly brought the vocabulary of Afro-Brazilian religion into homegrown pop music, where it has flourished ever since. For good measure, Rodrigues adds some standards from outside the Afro-Sambas cycle -- de Moraes and Powell's "Berimbau," "Consolação," and "Lambareda" in duet with Veloso, as well as Powell and Paulo Cesar Pinheiro's "Lapinha." The mix of glorious production, gorgeous material, and Rodrigues's glorious voice make this an essential volume in any serious Brazilian-music library.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Brazilian contralto and Caetano Veloso protégé takes a conceptual route on her third record -- her first for the Deutsche Grammophon label -- and delivers one of the most engaging albums of the year. She focuses her otherworldly voice -- a delicious stew that's part Amalia Rodrigues, part Odetta, and all bliss -- on the legendary Afro-sambas of Vinícius de Moraes and Baden Powell, the team responsible for "Girl From Impanema." Rodrigues, who is a member of the polytheist Afro-Bahian candomblé cult and a fierce supporter of the African culture of Bahia, reverently interprets these 12 meditations on divinity and ceremony with stunning grace. Producer/guitarist Luis Brasil, along with Veloso and executive producer Joe Boyd, creates warm, blue-as-the-ocean soundscapes that wrap subtle percussion, shimmering guitars, and mid-'60s string sections around the always-present Rodrigues like a rainbow, showcasing her peerless segueing from folksinger to operatic chanteuse. One can only marvel at the lush, serpentine arrangements on "Canto de Ossanha," "Lamento de Exu," and "Bocoche" -- the latter would sound right at home on Milton Nascimento's '70s masterpiece Clube Da Esquina. Her two previous records, Nos and Sol Negro, were gorgeous, moody soundtracks to the Brazilian netherworld that bristled with tropical darkness. Mares Profundos, despite its seemingly weighty subject matter, is by far her most accessible, danceable, and easygoing effort, and likely made many a critic's year-end list and carved out a third impressive notch in her young, remarkable career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Polygram Int'l
  • UPC: 028947419624
  • Catalog Number: 474196

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Canto de Pedra Preta (3:03)
  2. 2 Tristeza E Solidão (3:34)
  3. 3 Bocochê (2:31)
  4. 4 Tempo de Amor (3:10)
  5. 5 Canto de Iemanjá (4:34)
  6. 6 Labareda (3:51)
  7. 7 Canto de Xangô (4:00)
  8. 8 Canto de Ossanha (4:18)
  9. 9 Lapinha (4:18)
  10. 10 Consolação (4:24)
  11. 11 Berimbau (4:09)
  12. 12 Lamento de Exu (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Virginia Rodrigues Primary Artist
Raul Mascarenhas Soprano Saxophone
Carlos Malta Soprano Saxophone
Jaques Morelenbaum Cello
Celso Fonseca Guitar
Rick Amado Violin
Tania Alves Choir, Chorus, Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Jesuina Noronha Passaroto Guitar
Michel Bessler Violin
Paschoal Perrota Violin
Alfredo Moura Piano
Bernardo Bessler Violin
Gustavo de Dalva Bongos, Tambourine, Timbales, Caixa, Darbouka, Surdo, talking drum, Xequere
Luis Brasil Guitar, Drums, Timbales, 12-string Guitar, Berimbau, Bandoneon, Bombo, Hand Clapping
Iura Ranevsky Cello
Jessé Sadoc Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Marco Lobo Cymbals, Drums, Tambourine, Timbales, Pandeiro, Surdo, Hand Clapping, Ganza, Moringa
Alberto Continentino Acoustic Bass
Mirie Bessler Guitar
Ronaldo Silva Castanets, Conga, Drums, Tambourine, Agogo, Hand Clapping, Pakhawaj Drum, Legueros
Vittor Santos Trombone
Cristiano Siqueira Alves Clarinet
Eveline Hecker Choir, Chorus, Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Sergio De Jesus Trombone
Toni Botelho Acoustic Bass
Eliezer Rodrigues Tuba
Jorge Elder Bass
Lúcia Morelembaum Clarinet
Technical Credits
Caetano Veloso Artistic Director
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Baden Powell Composer
Joe Boyd Executive Producer
Paulo César Pinheiro Composer
Tom Leader Mastering
Paschoal Perrota Arranger
Luis Brasil Arranger, Producer
Fred Munzmaier Art Direction
Carlos Martau Engineer
John Ryle Liner Notes, translation
Zezé Cortes Executive Producer
William Junior Engineer
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