This is a great CD; I've had it for a while and I stick it on the stereo whenever I need to wind down. There's a great variety of moods here, though all with a jazzy Brazilian vibe; 'Viola fora de moda' is melancholic, while tunes like 'Cataventa' and 'Berimbau' are really upbeat. I've just seen 'Blue Brazil 2' is available on Amazon.co.uk, so I'm on my way to the checkout now!
A worthwhile 1994 compilation of seventeen tracks from artists distributed by EMI-Odeon (Brazil). It features a wide variety of jazzy Brazilian vibes from various performers, mainly dating from the mid sixties through mid seventies. (The best-named is the unlikely Milton Banana Trio.)
A slight negative for the skimpy fifty-five minute running time, and a few weaker selections, but this often hits the spot with its good-time feel. Never more so than the lovely scat vocal styling on Alaide Costa's "Catavento" and Joyce's "Aldeia De Ogum". A very enjoyable listen.