PS.: Amanhã teremos Walter Wanderley no Loronix. Inédito. Não percam!
Hello, good evening! It has been a month or two since I felt in love again with this masterpiece. Maybe I heard this record more than a thousand times and it is amazing how it gets better and better after each spin. It is one of the most impressive records I ever heard in my whole life. I bringing it back to the first page just to please friends who never get tired of crying for an upgrade. If you miss this one, stop reading and get yourself ready for a really lovely album. I'm keeping my original writings, including a new transfer, hi-quality cover scans and some other minor improvements.
One of the most difficult things I face when introducing Bossa Nova to new friends is to explain why Joao Gilberto is considered a genius. I know how hard it is to understand Joao Gilberto as a whole. Luiz Harding has providing us with some "basics", which is the second and third Joao Gilberto albums released in 1960 and 1961, recently made available at Loronix.
This MASTERPIECE was recorded ten years after these two releases (if you agree the albums recorded with Stan Getz for Verve are not Joao Gilberto solo LPs) and it seems that a century has passed; Joao Gilberto is at his peak, taking to studio only his violao and a reduced percussion set. Joao Gilberto renditions of these ten songs are such like heaven on earth; take this album as something very special that will be with you for the rest of your life. I love this album and I'm now with a blend of two contradictory feelings, the happiness of showing to my friends at Loronix and the disappointment of knowing that it is out of print again.
This is Joao Gilberto - Joao Gilberto (1973), for Polydor. This is one of best albums made available at this website ever and it is very hard for me to describe it. My apologies, I think is better stop here, take it and listen with your heart and with all the love you have for the music from Brazil. Tracks include:
01 - Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)
02 - Undiú (João Gilberto)
03 - Na Baixa do Sapateiro (Ary Barroso)
04 - Avarandado (Caetano Veloso)
05 - Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
06 - Eu Quero Um Samba (Haroldo Barbosa / Janet de Almeida)
07 - Eu Vim da Bahia (Gilberto Gil)
08 - Valsa (Como São Lindos os Youguis) (Bebel) (João Gilberto)
09 - É Preciso Perdoar (Carlos Coquejo / Alcyvando Luz)
10 - Izaura (Herivelto Martins / Roberto Roberti) - Special Guest: Miúcha