"Well informed, written in plain language and smartly illustrated, The Brazilian Sound quickly became a reference book after it was published in 1991. With the recent publication of a revised and expanded edition, the good just got better...The Brazilian Sound is an informative primer, clearly designed to be useful to the curious beginner, but also substantive enough to capture and hold the attention of the initiated. This new edition retains the easy-to-read quality of the original while adding not only new artists throughout but also historical and social context to the music.... For anyone interested in exploring the vast world of Brazilian music, The Brazilian Sound will serve nicely as a smart and practical road map." --Jazziz, February 2009
"An excellent resource on some of the most popular music in Brazil.... Clearly written and offering information valuable for understanding Brazilian music in general.... Anyone interested in the evolution of Brazilian popular music and some of its most prolific artists of the past centuries will appreciate this title. Summing Up: Highly recommended." --Choice, June 2009
Praise for the last edition: "[The Brazilian Sound] continues to be the most informative-and eminently readable-book about Brazilian popular music." --The Los Angeles Times
From the Author
Press Reviews of The Brazilian Sound
"The Brazilian Sound" is an introduction to the major genres and artists of Brazilian music of the 20th century, as well as its profound influence on North American music. "The Brazilian Sound" has received dozens of positive press reviews, which you can access at my Brazilian music web site which also includes a wealth of supplementary information about samba, bossa nova, axé music, Brazilian jazz and leading contemporary musicians.