MPB-4

Sambas da Minha Terra

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This album is suited for those who like elaborated vocal renditions for swinging sambas. The MPB-4 brings its known vocal performance to an album dedicated to wonderful sambas: a medley of Dorival Caymmi's tunes, a medley by the duo Toquinho/Vinícius, classics by the genuine samba do morro composers Arlindo Cruz ("Brasil de A a Z"), Zé Keti ("Diz que fui por aí," "A voz do morro"), a medley of Ary Barroso's tunes, and several other excellent compositions by Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Gonzaguinha, Gilberto Gil and others. The supporting band has how to swing, but the dissonant tone is the cheesy keyboarding.

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