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- Product Dimensions : 5.6 x 5.05 x 0.41 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Cooking Vinyl
- Original Release Date : 2019
- Date First Available : January 19, 2019
- Label : Cooking Vinyl
- ASIN : B07MWQ9C6V
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Customer Reviews:
4.3 out of 5
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Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2019
Vitto Meirelles is a Cariocan vocalist, composer, and guitarist now based in Paris. While his gentle voice is reminiscent of Celso Fonseca, his albums are far more varied and his guitar work is better and engaging. Despite the cover, which seems to emphasize the sexy quality of some of the track's softer delivery, Meirelles prefers a more brisk and crisper approach to phrasing. Many of the arrangements of Da Hora [a São Paulo slang term for 'cool'] are rhythmic with good use of percussion. He is joined by percussionists/drummers Domenico Lancellotti, Marivaldo Paim, Carlos Sales, and Pedro Fonte. Meirelles, who also plays bass, piano and and electronic keyboard, and cello, brings samba and bossa nova and some Afro-Indio elements into his works. The diverse styles suggest influences of Jorge Ben [A Fonte Secou], João Gilberto [Esse Ano], and João Bosco [País do BBB]. Most of the recordings have minimal, mainly percussive backing. Besides his own compositions, he includes Juniore's Le Cannibale, sung in French, and Tu t'laisses Aller by Charles Aznavour. The final selection, Jobim's The Waters of March, has a darker quality than usually heard. Lyrics in Portugese are provided in the package notes. Two of the songs are social criticism of wealth distribution and corruption: Pais do BBB [Country of Big Brother] and Homem Comum [Ordinary Man]. Meirelles has composed for film and theater and also classic guitar. While emerging as a performing artist with several albums, he has already worked with Gilberto Gil, Salif Keita, Seu Jorge, Amadou Bakayoko, Jacques Morelenbaum, Vincent Segal, Robertinho Silva, Arthur Maia, and many other notable musicians (some as guests on his previous album Poesia). This new album presents the wide scope of his vocal art and songwriting skills.
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