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Brasilidade


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  • Audio CD (February 20, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • ASIN: B000058THC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,525 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Telefone
2. Nana
3. Rio
4. Guanabara
5. Agua De Beber
6. Garota De Ipanema
7. A Morte De Um Deus De Sal
8. Brasilidade
9. Surfboard
10. Nos E O Mar
11. Mais Perto Do Mar
12. Bye Bye, Brasil

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Bossacucanova - the three young Rio de Janeiro producers/musicians whose first effort under the Bossacucanova moniker ("Revisited Classics") was released by Ziriguiboom/Crammed Discs/Six Degrees in late 1998 - have teamed up with original bossa nova guitar hero, Roberto Menescal to create a lovely album of jazzy, electronic bossa grooves. Tastefully combining their programming skills with Menescal's sensuous, laidback guitar playing and performances by a host of musicians (including horn, strings & percussion players), Bossacucanova rejuvenates the essence of bossa nova with "Brasilidade," making it fresh and exciting to yet another generation of listeners worldwide.

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Bossacucanova's debut, Revisited Classics, was proof that samba and bossa nova are timeless music. There's more of the same on their sophomore release, but the addition of bossa original Roberto Menescal brings added authority to a sound that can add subtle dance-floor beats and textures to the work of Jobim (including a very soulful take on "The Girl from Ipanema," or "Garota de Ipanema," as it's called here) and the Tamba Trio. It's all done so well that telling the difference between the vintage tunes and modern originals is impossible, while the programming seamlessly gives some gentle, funky oomph to the innately irresistible rhythms. Singer Cris Delano offers some sensual vocals to make the hips glide, sailing over languorous melodies. It's all as relaxing and warm as a day on the Rio beach. The song might not remain the same, but the feeling is eternal. --Chris Nickson

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Although I like "Revisited", this is the better of the two albums. "Brasilidade" has taken Getz, Gilberto, Jobim and others and mixed them in a catchy way to bring Bossa Nova of the 60's right into the new century. The songs are alive, fresh and full or energy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
An excellent CD. Their first disc was nice, but the beats were a little too cliched. On this disc, they have a new, fresh sound. And they have taken on the sound more common from O Barquinho, from the first Bossa Cuca Nova cd. I do not know how to explain it they have gotten better in time and their sound has a maturity to it now. And that flavor and extra ingredient that they need is there with Roberto Menescal. They redo the classics again. While they will not make you forget the old versions (that is not their goal anyway) they will give them a facelift. It is a bad description but the best I can think of. New versions of the songs that are very good.
This CD is a good one. Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees Records has another winner. If you like Brasil 2Mil, you will really like this album. And if you liked their first album, you will like this one even more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ichabod Heron on February 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Lstening through the first track alone will make the listener realize bossa nova is not a genre trapped in the past. Of course, any music, not just bossa nova, can be brought to the present through arrangements, sampling, and studio mixing - the question is how respectfully the past material is incorporated in such cases of 'modernization'. Bossacucanova's Brasilidade is a fine example of understanding the original material and giving it a new life: "Agua de Beber" receives an invigorating bassline and upbeat programming, not to mention surprisingly effective male vocal (Astrud Gilberto - sang one of the definitive versions with a feminine mystique) while retaining its sultry intrigue so apparent in the past recordings. The involvement of Roberto Menescal, one of the original bossa nova set, no doubt provided sensitive and careful treatment of the past materials and it helped create an album that strikes a balance between past and the present but without compromises. The result for me, was a happy conflict within between the laid-backness of the traditional bossa nova tune that would transport me to a lazy afternoon in a hammock, and upbeat danceability of the new intervention that kept me from doing so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alex Martinez on April 12, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album is an excellent sequel to the "revisited clasics" CD, now the 3 DJ's are organized as a band but what makes this album special and interesting is the great colaboration of Roberto Menescal, this is a perfect blend of great grooves & Bossanova, all of the arrangments are tasteful and cool, my favorite tracks are "Rio" & "Brasilidade", check also the soulful version of Garota De Ipanema, this is by far my favorite CD of all the Six Degrees/Zirigüiboom series (Brasil 2000, Zuco 103, Suba, Bebel Gilberto) which by the way all of them are great, A must have!
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Lstening through the first track alone will make the listener realize bossa nova is not a genre trapped in the past. Of course, any music, not just bossa nova, can be brought to the present through arrangements, sampling, and studio mixing - the question is how respectfully the past material is incorporated in such cases of 'modernization'. Bossacucanova's Brasilidade is a fine example of understanding the original material and giving it a new life: "Agua de Beber" receives an invigorating bassline and upbeat programming, not to mention surprisingly effective male vocal (Astrud Gilberto - sang one of the definitive versions with a feminine mystique) while retaining its sultry intrigue so apparent in the past recordings. The involvement of Roberto Menescal, one of the original bossa nova set, no doubt provided sensitive and careful treatment of the past materials and it helped create an album that strikes a balance between past and the present but without compromises. The result for me, was a happy conflict within between the laid-backness of the traditional bossa nova tune that would transport me to a lazy afternoon in a hammock, and upbeat danceability of the new intervention that kept me from doing so.
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Lstening through the first track alone will make the listener realize bossa nova is not a genre trapped in the past. Of course, any music, not just bossa nova, can be brought to the present through arrangements, sampling, and studio mixing - the question is how respectfully the past material is incorporated in such cases of 'modernization'. Bossacucanova's Brasilidade is a fine example of understanding the original material and giving it a new life: "Agua de Beber" receives an invigorating bassline and upbeat programming, not to mention surprisingly effective male vocal (Astrud Gilberto - sang one of the definitive versions with a feminine mystique) while retaining its sultry intrigue so apparent in the past recordings. The involvement of Roberto Menescal, one of the original bossa nova set, no doubt provided sensitive and careful treatment of the past materials and it helped create an album that strikes a balance between past and the present but without compromises. The result for me, was a happy conflict within between the laid-backness of the traditional bossa nova tune that would transport me to a lazy afternoon in a hammock, and upbeat danceability of the new intervention that kept me from doing so.
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