This CD contains the last solo recordings of an extraordinary musical artist who died just as he was poised to reach an international audience. Guitarist and composer Raphael Rabello revived and extended violão Brasileiro - the Brazilian guitar style that encompasses the classical guitar tradition, Brazilian popular, and Brazilian folk music. Rio's Jornal do Brasil called him ''the reinventor of Brazilian guitar...responsible for a new surge of energy such as that injected by Baden Powell during the bossa nova era.''
''Raphael Rabello was simply one of the greatest guitarists who has ever lived. His level of insight into the potential of the instrument was matched only by the great Paco de Lucia. He was 'The' Brazilian guitarist of our time, in my opinion. His death at such a young age is an incredible loss, not only for what he already did, but for what he could have done.'' - Pat Metheny
''Raphael is Brazil's finest guitarist.'' - Antonio Carlos Jobim
''The best guitarist I've heard in years. He has overcome the technical limitations of the instrument, and his music comes unhindered from his soul, straight to the hearts of we who admire him.'' - Paco de Lucia