Alaide Costa

Alaide Costa & João Carlos Assis Brasil

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Alaíde Costa has been for decades one of the best singers of Brazil, and João Carlos Assis Brasil is an internationally awarded classical pianist. Together in this album, they perform classics of the Brazilian repertoire with rare sensibility, economy of notes, and generosity of interpretation. Showing that the Brazilian soul is much more complex than exciting Afro-Brazilian rhythms, they perform in the truest Brazilian tradition of the doleful modinhas, covering classics like "Sem Você" (Tom Jobim/Vinícius de Moraes), "Estrada Do Sertão" (João Pernambuco/Hermínio Bello de Carvalho), "Prelúdio No. 3" (Heitor Villa-Lobos), "Sertaneja" (Ernesto Nazareth/Catullo da Paixão Cearense), and many others. Valuable addition for a self-respecting Brazilian discography.