Label: Chesky – JR2291 – 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl – Plated & Pressed at QRP
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“Maybe the year’s best bossa nova album…The pairing of vocalist Passos and legendary bassist Carter (plus a backing band) is heavenly.” – The Boston Globe
“…sure to stand out as one of the year’s best.” – AllAboutJazz.com
“Rosa Passos, a guitarist and singer from Brazil, is one of the best current practioners of bossa nova.” – The New York Times
There is something so alluring about Brazilian music: a suggestion of the tropical, the mysterious, and the sensual. And there is the Portuguese language, where a simple turn of phrase, a halting silence, the cool articulation of a vowel sound can summon forth feelings that require no translation. Singer Rosa Passos, bassist Ron Carter and their fellow collaborators have recreated Brazilian music in their own image. Given the splendid recording quality of this recording, you have a front row seat right by Ron Carter’s big, woody acoustic bass violin, as he uses his singing sound, big percussive beat and canny harmonic sensibility to compliment the come-hither bossa artistry of the imitable Rosa Passos.