Guinga is one of the best composers discovered in the late 20th century in Brazil, in spite of his some decades in the business. His music is deeply Brazilian and he never resorts to clichés or commercial tricks. On the contrary, his angular melodies and uncanny harmonic progressions, deeply influenced by modern erudite music, over sambas, choros, and canções, are challenging both for performers and audiences. This is his very first solo album and has all lyrics by Aldir Blanc -- as always, excellent urban chronicles in poetry. On this album, Guinga's own violão (which excels both in harmonizing and improvising) is joined by such talents as Chico Buarque, Cláudio Nucci, Leila Pinheiro, Paulinho Malaguti, Ivan Lins, Zé Renato, Leny Andrade, Be Happy, and others.
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AllMusic Review by Alvaro Neder