Vip Vop–Simply Amazing

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Image courtesy of jazzchill.blogspot.com

By 2012, Leo Gandelman was still going strong.

And this above album proves it.  From the title track to Track 5, the memorable “Lancamento” (or simply, “Release”)…this album has something for everyone.

The music brings to mind the early bossa nova era of the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

A smashing fast pace on Track 8, “Camisa 7” (or simply, “Jersey 7”) and many songs that can be easily enjoyed either at a club or hosting guests for a dinner party.

As an added bonus, there is a live DVD of the band including special guest Sergio Trombone playing this same exact order of the album in black and white.  Plus, there is a short behind the album documentary lasting nearly seven minutes–again shot in B&W.

Overall, this is a must-have album for your jazz library.  Even nicer, the front part of the cardboard that includes the jewel case opens like the first page of a book.  All of the technical specs are included on the back cardboard.

Next week, I will do a review of a contemporary of Leo Gandelman on the smooth jazz scene who did his own take on Brazil at around the same time my all-time favorite baseball team dominated the Major Leagues from start to finish as the Chicago White Sox erased 88 years of frustration in capturing the 2005 World Series.

His name is Lee Ritenour, and please look for that review sometime next week.

See you then.

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