Artists Worth Checking Out: Bossacucanova hits some pretty high notes
From the 2004 Cracked Discs label comes Uma Batida Diferente (or “A Different Beat”).
Many 1960’s bossa nova classics get electronic updates, like the drums from Zuca 103 with “Samba da Minha Terra” (or “Samba My Land”–sounds appropriate for my blog, don’t you think)?
Some slow violins starts the disk before the mellow, soulful sounds of Chris Delano (misspelled with 2 N’s on the album) and Roberto Menescal lends some cool lyrics on “Bom Da Rio (Posta 6)”.
Perhaps the most famous song to come out of this album appears on Track 6, “Just A Samba” by Celso Fonseca. Also worth taking a look is Cris Delano’s sultry whispers on the Basia hit song, “The Waters of March”.
Bottom line–there are several alternating slow and fast tempo songs.
One of the really nice compilation albums to kick off summer, or for any time of the year.
Next week, I will attempt to tackle the trio of Cafe Roma entries (that’s volumes 2, 3 and 4 for those of your scoring on your smartphones or desktop units).
I am just not sure whether to highlight all 3 albums in one blog–or just give each album a separate blog of their own. It’s like trying to decide what cheesecake to make in winter, they’re all sooooooooooooooo good.