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Valsas Brasilieras
     

Valsas Brasilieras

by Marco Pereira
 
This is a splendid solo collection of 12 Brazilian waltzes by guitarist Marco Pereira, the powerhouse player who most recently graced vocalist Luciana Souza's Grammy-nominated Brazilian Duos CD. Here, Pereira again demonstrates that the best gentleness comes from strength: While the overall feel of

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This is a splendid solo collection of 12 Brazilian waltzes by guitarist Marco Pereira, the powerhouse player who most recently graced vocalist Luciana Souza's Grammy-nominated Brazilian Duos CD. Here, Pereira again demonstrates that the best gentleness comes from strength: While the overall feel of Valsas Brasilieras is relaxing and tender, his mastery of the instrument and its harmonic possibilities lifts the music out of the "ear candy" category into something direct and profound. The selections range from classic tunes of old Rio -- "Eponina" and "Manhas de Sol," including the dazzling "Desavairada" or "Insane" by Anibal Augusto Sardinha "Garoto," a father of modern Brazilian guitar -- to works by more contemporary giants like Jobim, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, and Vinicius de Moraes, and relative newcomers like Guinga. Pereira also contributes two fine originals, the haunting "Marta" and "Plainte." While the entire selection is superb, the album peaks with the cascading poignancy of "Eu Te Amo," the sheer artistry of"Manhas de Sol," the thoughtful "Emotiva No. 1," and Pereira's intricate, achingly lovely version of what many consider to be Jobim's most beautiful song, "Luiza"; it ends with a lively virtuoso performance of "Valsa Negra." This is an elegant, romantic CD, a superb antidote to the troubling noises all around us these days.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
Label:
Gsp Records
UPC:
0095888102229
catalogNumber:
1022
Rank:
66614

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