Beautiful bossa from Rosalia De Souza
– and a set that's got a sweet little difference from some of her earlier Schema albums! This time around, the sound is warmly acoustic throughout – very jazz-based, and wrapped around Rosalia
's vocals wonderfully – sometimes with a groove that's right in club jazz territory, other times with a mellower vibe that really fits the bossa spirit of the material! De Souza
's vocals somehow sound even more beautiful in this setting – with soulful jazz inflections, and a maturity we might not have heard before – and the great trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso adds his talents to the core group for the session, working alongside tenor, trombone, piano, and lots of live percussion. Toco duets with Rosalia
on a few tracks, and titles include "Banzo", "Candomble", "D'Improvviso", "Carolina Carol Bela", "Sambinha", "5 Dias De
Carnaval", "Luiza Manequim", "Amanha", "Bossa 50", and "Samba Longe".
(Out of print.)