A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes
! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66
– bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the lovely Gracinha Leporace – aka Mrs Mendes
! Instrumentation is arguably even better than on Brasil 66
records – with wonderfully groovy organ lines from Manfredo Fest, who plays Lowrey organ instead of the usual Hammond. A really essential slice of bossa nova – and a record we'd never part with! Filled with wonderful tunes that include "Gentle Rain", "Up Up & Away", "Wave", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Cacao do Sal", "Veleiro", "Saiupa", and "Nana".
(Nice Japanese pressing – with heavy gatefold cover! Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting on the bottom, but is great overall.)