Well, we don't know if we'd say that this is essential stuff, but it is a pretty nice compilation of tracks – it features many great moments stretching from the early bossa years through some of the best underground MPB of today. The groove is a mix of older and modern stuff, put together by UK DJ John Armstrong with an ear for work that provides a good cross-section of catchy numbers. Titles include "Mas Que Nada" by Tamba Trio
, "Aqua De Beber" by Jobim, "Outro Inverno" by Sylvia Patricia, "Milagre" by Quarteto Em Cy
, "Para Raio" by As Meninas, "Swing De Campo Grande" by Os Novos Baianos, "Samba De Orly" by Chico Buarque, "Freio Aerodynamico" by Marcos Valle, "Muito Obrigado" by Djavan, "Vento De Maio" by Elis Regina, "Taj Mahal/
Pais Tropical" by Jorge Ben, "Ambar" by Maria Bethania, "Cena" by Beatriz Azevedo, "Samba De Flora" by Airto, "Tiro Ao Alvaro" by Adoniran Barbosa, "Rapunzel" by Daniel Mercury, and "O Dia Em
Que Faremos Contato" by Lenine.
(Slipcover has light wear.)