Sabrina Malheiros: New Morning; Deluxe Edition (Far Out/Southbound)

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Sabrina Malheiros: Connexao
Sabrina Malheiros: New Morning; Deluxe Edition (Far Out/Southbound)

Regular readers of Elsewhere will know that not too much of that self-satisfied, cooler-than-you, breathy bossa gets a look in. It bores me witless.

But here is an exception: this is cool for sure, but it also swings, Malheiros has a voice of depth and flexibility, and the backing musicians are superb jazz players who come at the music from interesting angles.

This is a rejigged and re-presenting of the acclaimed 2008 album by Malheiros which now includes remixes, two instrumental versions and an unreleased track, so is effectively almost a new album entriely.

There is some remarkable playing here: check Fernando Moraes' piano over chipping wah-wah funk guitar on Von Voar; get into the vocal glide on the shuffle bossa groove of Nova Estacao; note the urban feel and swooping disco strings on the Paradiso re-working of Connexao . . .

Even if bossa/Brazilian music isn't your thing, this daughter of the legendary Alex Malheiros (bassist with Azymuth) delivers something pretty special here. Again. 

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Jos - Apr 26, 2010

Very nice indeed!

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