A classic set of jazzy samba by the legendary Eliana Pittman
– one that's served up with some great bossa compositions and sweet larger backings from Maestro Gaya! Eliana
's working here with Booker Pittman
, who the liner notes bill as an American jazzman (from what we can tell with our broken Portuguese!) – and although he gets in a few saxophone solos on some tracks, the album's mostly Eliana
's own, with vocals upfront in the mix, and a full, rich, slightly soulful set of backings from Gaya – all done in a nice mode that's a bit of a precursor to the later Blue Brazil sound. Titles include "Vagamente", "O Passarinho", "O Barquinho", "Vens So", "Mister Bossa Nova", "Voice Vai", "Amor No Samba", and "Nos E O Mar".