Various Artists

Casa Da Bossa: Ao Vivo

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This uneven production was recorded live in 1997, in a show organized in the bossa revival wave which took place in Rio in the late 90's. The industry's tentacles show under the opportunistic choice of successful artists in other areas to perform together with consecrated bossa idols. Pery Ribeiro, Johnny Alf, Marcos Valle, Wanda Sá, Zé Renato, Leny Andrade, Emílio Santiago, Sílvio César, Wilson Simonal, Os Cariocas, Ithamara Koorax, Nana Caymmi, Alaíde Costa, Joyce, Zimbo Trio, Márcio Montarroyos, Quarteto em Cy, Claudette Soares, Tito Madi, Cláudia Telles and Dóris Monteiro are wonderful artists who could take this enterprise without any other help than the precious band composed by César Camargo Mariano, Romero Lubambo, Nico Assumpção and Téo Lima. But Rosana, Erasmo Carlos, Fafá de Belém, Patrícia Marx, Elba Ramalho, Sandra Sá, Frejat, Guilherme Arantes and Léo Jaime are dispensable in this repertory, ranging from the innocuous to the frankly obstructive, as in Rosana's yelling rendition for the delicate "Você," where she even got in the way of Lubambo's solo (and he responds with a cascade of notes declaring war to the privacy invasion).

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