Thursday, December 06, 2012

Astrud Gilberto: Astrud for Lovers

"To a Brazilian mother and German father, Astrud Gilberto was born in Bahia, still Brazil's most Africanized state. With her two sisters, she grew up in Rio de Janeiro, where she met and married singer-guitarist-songwriter Joao Gilberto, one of bossa nova's originating stylists. In the early 1960s, when that Brazilian music, with its cooling melodies and hot, hip style, emigrated from Rio to the rest of the world, your heart and all the rest of you opened to its sound. Your whole body pulsed to its stretchable Africa-based beat ..." (CD notes by Al Young.)

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