Friday, July 11, 2014

Mario Adnet, Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos

This album has some nice guitar work on it but that is not its primary function. Composer Villa-Lobos wrote masterpieces for the guitar. But this album is more in line with a re-arrangement of some beautiful Villa-Lobos for a Brazilian popular mode. There's a full orchestra, some samba touches with percussion and whatnot, some nice guitar parts, and vocals that fit into the bossa-samba saudade feel.

It is Mario Adnet in charge. The album is Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos. Of course Villa-lobos wrote music so Brazilian that the music survives this transposition not only well, you would think it was made for this treatment. In a way it was.

I can't say enough good things about this music and the arrangements and performances. They haunt. It is a blockbuster of lyric and vibrantly rhythmic Braziliana. Beautiful.

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