Marco Figueira, vocals, guitar; Paulo Andre Tavares, guitars; Sergio Brandao, bass; Paulo Braga, drums, percussion; Helio Alves, piano; Mauro Refosco, percussion; Claudio Roditi, trumpet; Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica; Hiram Bullock, guitar; Oscar Feldman, alto sax, flute; Kerry Linder / Luiz Simas, backing vocals plus 8 strings arranged by Eumir Deodato (54.31)
Blue Toucan Music :
This charming collection of twelve songs, all sung in Portuguese and played by a superb team of Brazilian/Cuban musicians, gives reign to a variety of moods and rhythms.
Marco is a very experienced purveyor of the vocal art, conjuring memories of Sergio Mendez and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Claudio, Hendrik and Oscar are featured soloists on several tracks and they each add their own magic to this wonderful music, but it is the highly talented Marco who consistently entertains throughout this disc.
It may not be Jazz per se, but it is certainly Jazz influenced. Don't miss the pleasure of listening to this music.
by Al Merritt
New Sounds - October 2004
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