The first new Marcos Valle album available worldwide since the late '60s, Nova Bossa Nova is an excellent return to form for the master composer and producer. Much more than his superstar Brazilian contemporaries (Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso), Valle is up on current trends in the dance community. The production is crunchy and indebted to acid jazz (with even a drum 'n' bass breakbeat or two), while the title track and "Bahia Blue" are just as slick and well-produced as his '80s material.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush