A beautiful little record that's a bit hard to peg – one that features guitars and vocals from both Jesse Harris
and Vinicius Cantuaria
, in modes that move between jazz, Brazilian, and other styles – often with the kind of gentle warmth that we love from Cantuaria
's own recordings, but with a slightly different vibe too! That vibe might be the vocals of Harris
– who has a rasp that's nicely personal, even when Cantuaria
's harmonizing along – and there's also some nice touches from musical guests along the way – a lineup that includes Bill Frisell on guitar, Jeremy Gustin on percussion, and Melody Gardot on vocals and piano, shifting in different modes from track to track. Both leaders also handle a bit of percussion – and titles include "Rio Negro", "Far Away", "How Long", "Waiting", "Surpresa", "Broken Umbrellas", "O Maria", and "West Broadway Shuffle".