Vera Mara

Brazil & Company

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Vocalist Vera Mara and guitarist Paul Meyers brought seven years of experience to the studio when they recorded this album. Mara's vocals recall the great Gilberto Gil, for whom she sang backup at the start of her career. Now located in New York, she is here working with talented jazz guitarist Paul Meyer performing nylon string acoustic guitar. Meyer is also a talented composer with a longtime interest in Brazilian music. Beside his own compositions, we hear Carmen Miranda's signature tune "Tico-Tico," "Meditation" by Jobim, and Wayne Shorter's "Diana."

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