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Tanto Tempo
     

Tanto Tempo

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by Bebel Gilberto
 

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It's beautiful, it's smart, it's oh-so-sexy -- Tanto Tempo, the long overdue debut album from Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto is more than a CD, it's a lifestyle accessory. Perhaps the best update on classic bossa nova to emerge from the most recent generation of Brazilian artists, Tanto Tempo is equally informed by contemporary ambient grooves as it

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It's beautiful, it's smart, it's oh-so-sexy -- Tanto Tempo, the long overdue debut album from Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto is more than a CD, it's a lifestyle accessory. Perhaps the best update on classic bossa nova to emerge from the most recent generation of Brazilian artists, Tanto Tempo is equally informed by contemporary ambient grooves as it is by Gilberto's impeccable pedigree. She's the daughter of bossa nova's architect, the guitarist João Gilberto, and the niece of Brazilian music's poet laureate, Chico Buarque, and has been performing for most of her life. But by making a break with Brazil (she's lived for the last decade in New York and London), Gilberto's exposed herself to all manner of innovative talent, including Arto Lindsay, Towa Tei of Deee-lite, and D.C. DJs Thievery Corporation. Tanto Tempo retains bossa nova's cool detachment and subtle grace, even as its layered arrangements evoke the dreamlike languor of nightclub chill rooms. Whether she's singing in English or Portuguese, Bebel's intimate phrasing needs no real translation -- recalling her father's laconic way with a melody, she says plenty with inflection alone. Rounding out a collection of classic bossas and original material are performances from veterans (João Donato and Buarque) and new talent (the late DJ Suba, who produced and contributes guitar and percussion throughout). Tanto Tempo delivers a perfect dichotomy -- like a cool drink on a sun-drenched beach.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
After working with artists like Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, and Towa Tei, Bebel Gilberto made her solo recording debut in the U.S. with Tanto Tempo, licensed for American release in 2000 by Six Degrees. It's an album of stylish, cool, contemporary bossa nova, with Gilberto's vocals a bit more assured and polished than Astrud Gilberto's classic and similar recordings of the '60s. The tone is restrained and subdued, simmering over the low heat of quiet passion; the instrumentation is mostly acoustic, although there are some unobtrusively electronic dance-club sounds as well. Overall, Tanto Tempo is a terrific, promising way for Gilberto to make her first impression as a solo artist.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5410377000995
catalogNumber:
34234
Rank:
39696

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Performance Credits

Bebel Gilberto   Primary Artist,Vocals
João Parahyba   Percussion
Carlinhos Brown   Percussion
De   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
João Donato   fender rhodes
Danny Frankel   Percussion
Antoine Midani   Recorder
Ricardo Pontes   Alto Saxophone
Robertinho Silva   Percussion,Drums
Marcos Suzano   Pandeiro,Loops
Stuart Wylen   Organ,Flute,Piano,Celeste
Celso Fonseca   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Franck   Guitar,Percussion,Pandeiro,Tam-tam,Shaker
Amon Tobin   Vocals,Track Performer
Jorge Helder   Bass
Jessé Sadoc   Trumpet
Roberto López Garza   Keyboards
Suba   Acoustic Guitar,Piano
Vittor Santos   Trombone
Henrique Band   Baritone Saxophone
Kuaker   Guitar
Luis Do Monte   Acoustic Guitar
Nina Miranda   Vocals
Bocato   Trombone,Horn
Felipe Lamoglia   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Chico Buarque   Composer
Mario Caldato   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
João Donato   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Bebel Gilberto   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
Vincent Kenis   Programming
Antoine Midani   Producer,Engineer
Marcos Suzano   Loop
Cazuza   Composer
Chris Franck   Producer,Audio Production
Amon Tobin   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Thievery Corporation   Producer,Audio Production
Roberto "Beco" Dranoff   Composer
Roberto López Garza   Programming
Suba   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Toni Economides   Engineer
Nina Miranda   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
Bocato   Horn Arrangements
Dinho Ouro Preto   Composer

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Tanto Tempo 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was what I expected from Joao Gilberto's daughter. Very much the same easy style with almost a lyrical spoken voice. I was excited to find this albumn. Good albumn to start with if you don't know about Bossanova.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you Joao Gilberto, once more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every song on Tanto Tempo, especially Sem Contencao, So Nice and Close Your Eyes. If you like Sem Contencao, check out her completely different arrangement of that song on the Brasil 2 Mill - The Soul of Bossa Nova disc. There's more bass, and more of a modern treatment to this version, and shows that Bebel will move the great Bossa Nova music into the 21st century!