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This review is from: Light My Fire (Audio CD)
Eliane Elias accurately sums up the music on this exploration of music from her native Brazil as cool, sexy and fun.
Light, husky voices skim casually over supple beats while gently strummed guitars gain urgency from Marc Johnson's precision bass.
Gilberto Gil guests on guitar and vocals, her former husband Randy Brecker on trumpet and there is a real lift when Elias turns on the jazz piano.
The set spans classic bossa nova, sly Elias originals and in-style covers: the atmospheric Doors-penned title track and "Take Five" stand out. M. Hobart