A really lovely live performance from Gilberto Gil – and one that follows in the same strip
ped-down mode as his excellent Gilberto's Samba album! The format here is wonderful – a real return to
greatness for Gil, as he plays acoustic guitar and sings, with just a bit of extra backing – at a level that's partially like his spare acoustic work at the start of the 70s, and partly like some of the best Joao Gilberto albums in a similar mode! Given that Gilberto came onto the scene as the bossa years were fading, he only had a bit of this style in his music at the start – but he brings decades of experience and warmth to
the performance here – at a level that's far different than any sort of bossa rehash project, and which instead really lets us get to
the heart of Gil's music for the first time in years. Moreno Veloso helped with the project, and it's got some nice modern undercurrents similar to
his music – and titles include "Gilbertos", "Doralice", "Rio Eu Te Amo", "Rosa Morena", "Eu Sambo Mesmo", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Aquele Abraco", "Meio De Campo", and "Ladeira De Preguica". DVD features bonus video clips and some other extras too!
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)