Eight Track Publishing

Eight Track Publishing

BOOKS • MUSIC • TRAVEL 

Sivuca
S/T
Vanguard 79337
Produced by Sivuca
1973
**** recommended

Sivuca

While this owes much to the Brazilian jazz, folk and pop of the previous decade, it offers its own feelings, moods and instrumentations.

 

Sivuca

While this owes much to the Brazilian jazz, folk and pop of the previous decade, it offers its own feelings, moods and instrumentations.

 

While the Vanguard label and the sleeve photo would suggest a folk album with focus on guitar, this actually features percussion, horns, keyboard, other instruments, mixing vocal cuts and instrumentals, a unique and wonderful blend of Latin jazz and bossa nova.  At times, it blends pop/folk/jazz Brazilian sounds with something that almost recalls that hybrid of folk/blues/jazz we heard with Pentangle.

 

This is nearly essential for any fan of Brazilian music.

-- winch