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Brazilian Sketches [CD]

Jim Tomlinson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Candid
  • ASIN: B00005QZGZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,867 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The ghosts of Getz and Gilberto hang heavy over much of Brazilian Sketches, made up for the most part of Jobim songs but with cameo compositions from Cole Porter ("I Concentrate on You"), Luis Bonfa ("The Gentle Rain") and Marcus Valle ("So Nice"). Considering that there isn't a single South American on the record, the rhythms for the bossas and sambas served up here are remarkably authentic-sounding, that special lilt and grace in the interplay between bass, drums, guitar and piano staying intact even in Cole Porter territory. Tomlinson, in his Getz emulations, points up an interesting ancestry for that sinuous Getzian combination of rhythm, inflection and timbre, for Flip Phillips's ways with a melody are constantly brought to mind. Whether this is intentional or not, only Tomlinson can say, and his liner notes remain silent on the subject. No matter: this is still a cracking good attempt at the ultimate laid-back bossa record, only bested by the originals. Stacey Kent sings appropriately on four selections. --Keith Shadwick

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Getz-like masterpiece 31 Jan 2002
By Robert O. Davidson VINE VOICE
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A welcome follow-up to 'Only Trust your Heart'.I don't think I took it out of the CD player for about a week after I first bought it. A beautifully balanced work of mainly Jobim bossa nova melodies combining instrumental gems and some cocktail jazz vocals courtesy of Tomlinson's wife the very talented Stacy Kent. 'The Gentle Rain' is a haunting piece of vocal artistry. Thoroughly recommended and I don't think you even need to be a jazz fan
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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Jim comes of age with superb sax playing. The mood is very relaxing, with track 2 'caminhos cruzados' standing out as a real grower. Stacey (his wife) provides quality vocals on 'so nice', 'i concentrate on you' and 'the gentle rain' and plenty of la la la's on 'dreamer'. Colin Oxley's guitar playing gets better with every album - check him out on Stacey's brilliant 'Dreamsville' album. If ever you needed some inspiration to take up playing tenor sax, then look no further than this album. Truly magnificent and deserving to propel Jim to the very top.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb bossa nova Jazz in the Getz style 8 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
Go for it highly recommended, the tracks with Stacey Kent singing remind me of Getz and Astrid Gilberto at the Cafe A Go Go.
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