Djavan

Novena

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In spite of the wonderful jazz-like sounds of this album, produced and arranged by Djavan himself, none of its songs happened. The samba "Limão," the samba de Angola "Nas Ruas," the Bahian samba "Quero-quero," the swinging effect of the use of contrast between time signatures and melody in "Lobisomem," the instrumental fusion "Sete Coqueiros," and the samba "Água de Lua" all deserved more attention, representing instigating and swinging tunes far above the average in pop music. Beautiful jazz solos in a pop setting, like in "Avô."

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