Wonderful work from the later years of Moreira Da Silva
– a quartet of albums recorded for the Odeon label at the end of the 50s, and which really show Da Silva
hitting a mature sort of stride! The timing was perfect for these sets – as improved studio techniques in Brazil really brought a lot out of the rootsier samba modes that Da Silva
had been working in for years – updating the grooves with some contemporary arrangements that flesh things out nicely, while still leaving a lot of upfront space for Moreira
's vocals! There's a depth here that a singer wouldn't have had 20 years before – and the records sparkle with Da Silva
's rich presentation of the material. Some of the CDs features bonus tracks, which makes the package even more appealing – and all titles have been remastered, and presented with original artwork.