Big Brazilian Music fan here and while we are on the brazilian page THis album available at Amazon.com
Two CDs spanning about 40 years of Brazilian Music. From classic Bossa Nova tunes to dance floor..I usually don't like compilations, most seem to move from one mood or style to another in a jolting fashion... Not here. Two CDs one called Sunrise, the other Sunset ..The pieces are fitting...
There are some surprises for example the piece by Jair Rodriguez Deixo Issa Pra La .. hip-hop with a real Brazilian flair, a mixture of both. The first Brazilian Hip-hop hit ... Starts as if James Brown was about to rap but in another language ..
Three pieces later comes the superb piece called "Jogando Capoeira" by Beatfanatic ... Capoeira is a Brazilian Art form which seems to be unique: It is Martial Art: it is used to fight and the idea is to fight at a number and/or technological disadvantage.. It is a also a game , you play it executing the moves of the Martial Art but not really fighting akin to the "katas" of Karate and it is a dance too in which the steps are similar or derived from the Martial Art you execute the moves with a specific music part of the "Capeira" eco-system... This piece gives you a glimpse ..
The Remix by Mad Zoo Holographic called "Sambassim" ... may have you searching for more electronica and club muisc than you though you would ...
Those CDs are just out good
Sound is good. Honest no-compressed songs (for the most part anyway).. Good extension, balance, nothing edgy or overly noisy, even for the oldest pieces... It is clear that an effort was made to create this compilation..
A very good introduction to Brazilian Music, even for those already familiar with it.