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"Must have" if you are beginning to explore Brazilian music
on 22 December 2000
Tom Jobim provides the delicate arrangements for a collection of songs for Elis Regina to sing. They recorded this album on Feb. 22 and Mar. 9, 1974. They were already internationally respected musicians. The record compiles Jobim's compositions from different phases and is a pleasure from beginning to end. There is a memorable rendition of "Aguas de Março", where Tom makes Elis laugh. Gone are the elaborate jazzy arrangemets of mid sixties works, Jobim chooses here delicious minimalist arrangements and emotionally charged athmospheres of dramatic intensity. It's a must if you like Brazilian songwriters such as Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Gilberto Gil... If you liked this record, you must also get Edu + Tom, a similar studio reunion by Tom Jobim and Edu Lobo.