A beautiful blend of bossa and jazz – one of the few American albums cut by Luiz Henrique, and a set that features him singing in English throughout! The sound is wonderful – a light and lively take on Brazilian bossa, filtered a bit through cool American 60s modes – very much in the best style of the Verve
bossa sides of the time, but also very much its own thing as well! Arrangements are by Sivuca, who also plays on the record – and gives the whole thing that humming groove of his own best work – and Dom Um Romao provides some earthy percussion, which grounds the whole thing nicely too. Henrique's vocals are wonderful – very similar to his Verve
recordings – and his guitar makes for a great accompaiment as well. Titles include "If You Want To Be A Lover", "Berimbau", "Listen To Me", "Sambao", "In My Automobile", "Like A Flower", "I Was Afraid", "Summer Song", and "Song Of Santa Claus".
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)