Magazine article New Internationalist

Bebel Gilberto

Magazine article New Internationalist

Bebel Gilberto

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by Bebel Gilberto

(East West 5046 732 662 CD)

What does a Brazilian girl do when her father's a legend, her mother's a star in her own right and her stepmother is the original girl from Ipanema? She hotfoots it out of Rio, leaving Joao, Miucha and Astrud far behind, to wait table in New York and hope that the family name isn't too much of an encumbrance.

In this case, it isn't. Bebel Gilberto's self-titled album (the follow-up to Tanto Tempo four years ago) stands very much on its own feet as a cool, summery blend of bossa nova and contemporary jazz. And with production credits being shared between Marius de Vries, Guy Sigsworth and Pascal Gabriel, Bebel Gilberto also shows itself to be an album with its own direction. …

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