Tudo

Tudo

by Bebel Gilberto
     
 

Tudo is Brazilian singer and songwriter Bebel Gilberto's first album in five years. It marks a reunion with producer Mario Caldato, Jr., who helmed her breakthrough offering, 2000's Tanto Tempo. Recorded in six different studios in America and Brazil, Gilberto's MPB weds modern bossa, sambaSee more details below

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Tudo is Brazilian singer and songwriter Bebel Gilberto's first album in five years. It marks a reunion with producer Mario Caldato, Jr., who helmed her breakthrough offering, 2000's Tanto Tempo. Recorded in six different studios in America and Brazil, Gilberto's MPB weds modern bossa, samba, contemporary jazz, and adult pop. Tudo's sound is elegant, more restrained yet more colorful than anything she's attempted before. She wrote or co-wrote seven of these tunes and sings in Portuguese, English, and French. The dreamy, sun-drenched opener, "Somewhere Else," with bossa guitars, jazzy piano, brushed drums, and gentle percussion, is brilliantly but subtly illustrated by a slightly dramatic string arrangement from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (who does the same on two other selections), making the tune a kind of manifesto. That determination is furthered in "Nada Nao," as Gilberto is supported by acoustic guitar, bass, and a bevy of percussion instruments. "Novas Ideias" is a sprightly, sly, jazzy samba in duet with her co-writer, Seu Jorge, complete with his killer scat singing. One of the two big surprises here is her sensual reading of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon." Gorgeous in its romanticism, a gentle bossa backbeat is played by an array of percussion, given added dimension by upright and arco basses, lap steel, tres, piano, and acoustic guitars that all float in the humid space behind her voice. The other is a worthy cover of Luiz Bonfá's classic "Saudade Vem Correndo," with Didi Gutman's Walter Wanderley-esque organ, two flutes, guitar, and bass. The tempo is elastic, balancing jazz and samba. "Tout Est Bleu," composed by Andrew Anisere, Allioum Ba, and the late Pascale Hospital, is almost a contemporary jazz update of Pierre Barouh's Saravah Records' sound. "Lonely in My Heart," the other side of the emotions expressed on the set's first two tracks, is given a spacy, slightly psychedelic pop treatment, with sitar next to guitars, loops, and percussion. This is almost countered by Gilberto's reading of Tom Jobim's "Vivo Sonhando," a bossa nova closely associated with her father, João, revealing her command of the genre's musical language. Closer "Inspiraçao," with its dubby synths and loops, is the only real concession to modern club, but a fine one. Given Gilberto's effortless presentation, Tudo seems somewhat sleepy on first listen. However, given the variety of its songs, her emotional commitment, and the simple yet sophisticated arrangements, the album gradually unfolds into something nearly magical once the listener moves further in.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2014
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0888430665422
catalogNumber:
306654
Rank:
23868

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bebel Gilberto   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Sitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joey Altruda   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Marimbas,Acoustic Bass
Danny Frankel   Cymbals,Shaker,Udu,Background Music
Liminha   Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Acoustic Bass
Marcos Suzano   Shaker,Udu
Stuart Wylen   Flute,Soloist
Didi Gutman   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Mauro Refosco   Bongos,Conga,Marimbas,Washboard,Bells,Caixa,Berimbau,Snare Drums,Agogo,Shaker,Floor Tom,Timbaus,Spaghetti Flute,Alfaia,Metais
Masa Shimizu   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Sitar,Tres
Seu Jorge   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
John Roggie   Piano
Guilherme Monteiro   Acoustic Guitar
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson   Violin,Viola
Gabriel Moura   Acoustic Guitar
Pedro Baby   Acoustic Guitar
Cézar Mendes   Acoustic Guitar
Leo Costa   Conga,Drums,Bottle,Caxixi,Ganza,Reco-reco,Shaker,gourd,Jawbone,Chocalhos,Flexatones
Satch Hoyt   Flute
Kassin   Electric Bass,Cymbals,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Acoustic Bass,Lap Steel Guitar
Magrus Borges   Drums
André De Sanatanna   Acoustic Bass
Stephane   Percussion
Marcel Carmargo   Guitar
Eddie Ruscharp   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
John Wagner   Engineer
Joey Altruda   Composer,Lyricist
Mario Caldato   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Dub Programming
Bebel Gilberto   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Executive Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Liminha   Producer,Engineer
Marcos Suzano   Programming,Special Effects
Adriana Calcanhotto   Composer,Lyricist
Maria Helena   Composer,Lyricist
Allioum Ba   Composer
Masa Shimizu   Composer
Seu Jorge   Composer
Laura Kszan   Product Development
Jennifer Liebeskind   Product Development
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson   String Arrangements
Gabriel Moura   Composer
Pedro Baby   Composer,Beat Programming
Cézar Mendes   Composer
Joao Franklin   Executive Producer
Leo Costa   Sound Effects,Coloring
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction
Kassin   Producer,Engineer,Effects Programming,Water Effects
Magrus Borges   Engineer
Jon Silverman   Engineer
Joe "the Butcher" Nicolo   Mastering
Samantha Astolfi   Studio Manager
Pascale Hospital   Composer
Kito Ribeiro   Composer,Lyricist
Eddie Ruscharp   Composer,drum programming
Andrew Anisere   Composer

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