This is another out of print album, Carlos Lyra - Sarava (1969). Carlos Lyra is one of the most important artists of the Bossa Nova and also an intellectual behind the movement, forging new directions like the protest song. Lyra wrote some of the best moments of the Bossa Nova on his own or together with partners like Vinícius de Moraes.
He founded with Roberto Menescal a guitar academy that became a meeting point for future artists like Edu Lobo, Marcos Valle, Nara Leão, and Ronaldo Bôscoli.
Sarava was recorded in Mexico, when Lyra and other Brazilian artists were in cultural exile. This album is a nice and classic Bossa Nova piece. There is a term that zecalouro does not like but it is the best description for this record, "easy-listening".