Tag Archive: Marcos Valle

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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Apr 07 2015

Wanda Sá: Ao Vivo

All about Bossa Nova When Wanda Sá, born in São Paulo (1944) but living in Rio since she was one month old, released her first album, Vagamente (1964), Brazil had its personification of Bossa Nova. With her soft, sultry voice, the then 19-year-old singer/guitarist performed some of the finest compositions of that genre. Accompanied by …

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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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Jun 14 2008

Joyce and Special Guests: 50 Years of Bossa

  50 Years of Bossa Nova   A few years after a very successful commemoration of Tropicalismo (see also: Os Mutantes Ao Vivo), the beautiful Barbican Center in London, England, was now host of a 50 Years of Bossa Nova celebration. The derivate of the samba marks the release date of Elizete Cardoso’s album (with …

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