Eduardo Gudin is a proponent of modern samba: Taking the rich tradition of the samba, he expands it by adding the modern elements brought by erudite music achievements in harmony, melody, arranging, and instrumentation. It is refreshing to see that there are Brazilians engaged in such a patient effort because it fatally is topped with such an incredible number of easy listening releases that it makes it impossible for good artists to reach a major audience.
With special guest Ivan Lins, the arranger Amilson Godoy, the wonderful singer Mônica Salmaso, and several other competent musicians, Gudin takes you for a promenade through his own production in an acoustic album that makes a point in a delicate treatment of his subtle songs, full of details both in their musical structure and lyrics. The gorgeous song "Paulista," already a modern classic, deserves mention. Vocal arrangements also play a strong role in this release, which has no improvised solos.