Quarteto em Cy

Bate-Boca

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This release will appeal to the American audiences in a special manner. Quarteto em Cy is the best female vocal in Brazil, and MPB-4, the best male quartet. This album of the two quartets performing together is dedicated to the songs written by Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque. Along with classics like "Sabiá," "Anos dourados," "Falando de amor," "Pois é," "Noite dos mascarados," "Piano na Mangueira," "Retrato em preto-e-branco" ("Zingaro") and "Eu te amo," the two quartets interpret some jewels not that well-known by two of the best Brazilian composers. Tom Jobim himself appears (playing and explaining) in "Bate-boca," one of his home-made tapes, dedicated to Chico, who was to write its lyrics.

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