Alex Malheiros and Banda Utopia: The Wave (Far Out/Southbound)

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Alex and Sabrina Malheiros: Sem Presse
Alex Malheiros and Banda Utopia: The Wave (Far Out/Southbound)

The exciting reissue/remake of Sabrina Malheiros' album New Morning recently should set many listeners up for this one by her father Alex and his jazzy band, and which features Sabrina on five tracks -- and, as with her album, comes here with some remix and dub versions, which show again how flexible and malleable this suple bossa-groove sound can be.

AS mentioned about Sabrina's album -- there is a lot of vacuous and Teflon bossa/Brazilian music in the world but this family (her dad was in Azymuth) have a mainline to music which has a light touch (and caan sound light too) but is of supple depth and pulls together sassy samba with jazz inflections, weavin bass, chipping acoustic guitar, tight and beautifully arranged brass . . .

Maybe a bit too late in New Zealand to enjoy its summery vibe, but this will bring warmth on the coldest days.  

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