This is the fifth installment of the high quality, pretty famous yet not as commercialized Glucklich series. It is on the ever growing Compost Label, which serves as home to some pretty big nu-jazz, new bossa, new beats/breaks artists like Jazzanova, Beanfield, Kyoto Jazz Massive and etc. I suppose you could even tie Koop into them, if you consider their link with Jazzanova-compost.
The Glucklich series is done by Rainer Truby, formerly of the group "A Forest Mighty BLack" and "Truby Trio". The first Glucklich saw older bossa tracks from the 70's, 80's. THe second one was a continuation of that one. The Third featured more of the new sounds, and the fourth one was, at that time, one of my favorites with quite a few rare gems on it.
This one, the fifth, installment doesn't disappoint either. In typical fashion, Rainer Truby takes the genre to a new level with fresh tracks and, what really distinguishes this from other "new Bossa" cds from Schema or SPV - the un-released tracks are usually always quality. This Glucklich is different from the other four in that it sort of combines all of the styles from the previous. Old and new. The artists reflect that: Jorge Ben and Os Ipanemas are featured as are some of the "new" DJ's like Racoon and Muro.
The artists as a whole are very impressive. NIcola Conte, R.E.Q., Montefiori Cockain, Rachael Calladine, and perhaps AMerica's first exposure to the new cd by Nicola Conte titled Nicola Conte Apresenta Rosalia De Souza.
The Gems on this cd, IMO, is the Jorge Ben track, the Les Gammas track Outra Vida remixed (btw, Nina Miranda of Smoke City is on vocals, and this remix is WAY better than the original) and the track by Wagon Cookin titled "Lua".
Pick this up! It's not like the Brazilectro's, Break N Bossa's. This has a unique, distinct flavor and touch to it. Well made and terrificly compiled and the artists are class. One disc.