Tag Archive: Celso Fonseca

Oct 31 2015

Celso Fonseca: Like Nice

The Musical Heritage of João Gilberto Celso Fonseca’s new album Like Nice has written “bossa nova” all over it. It’s a pure dedication to the musical heritage of João Gilberto. With the legendary composer/ performer in mind, Celso further perfected his technique of the João Gilberto bossa chords on the acoustic guitar. His voice was …

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Oct 17 2015

Vinícius Cantuária: Vinícius Canta Antônio Carlos Jobim

It’s All About Bossa Nova The story about Vinícius Cantuária has been told before here on MúsicaBrasileira. How the singer from Manaus (1951) released catchy pop albums in the 1980s and reached the unwanted status of pop idol. To escape that commercial circus, Vinícius moved to New York (1994) to find his own direction in …

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Oct 12 2013

Celso Fonseca e Ronaldo Bastos: Liebe Paradiso

For the Love of Paradise   Is there a more beautiful way to remember the sound of the late Márcio Montarroyos (1949 – 2007) than to hear him play the muted trumpet on the opening track of Liebe Paradiso? And that’s just one of the many highlights on this album. Two decades ago Celso Fonseca …

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Aug 11 2012

Celso Fonseca: No Meu Filme

Sunny Images of Rio   On his 15th solo album, guitarist/singer/composer Celso Fonseca entertains his faithful audience again with wonderful bossa nova based music. The combination of his soft, friendly voice matches perfectly with the warm sound of his guitar. On No Meu Filme Celso looked for nostalgic inspiration in the pop music he grew …

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Jun 11 2010

Celso Fonseca: Voz e Violao

Delightful   A tireless Celso Fonseca is happily continuing his productive period. The singer, guitarist and composer from Rio de Janeiro pleases us with yet another album. His more than entertaining 2008 Ao Vivo featured his touring band. After an album with Marcos Valle (Página Central in 2009), Celso comes up with a very nice, …

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