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Bim Bom (The Complete Joao Gilberto Songbook)

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Download links and information about Bim Bom (The Complete Joao Gilberto Songbook) by ITHAMARA KOORAX, Juarez Moreira. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Latin genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 41:06 minutes.

Artist: ITHAMARA KOORAX, Juarez Moreira
Release date: 2009
Genre: Latin
Tracks: 12
Duration: 41:06
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Bim Bom 2:16
2. Ho-Ba-La-La 4:58
3. Forgotten Places 4:07
4. Minha Saudade 2:27
5. Você Esteve Com Meu Bem? 3:05
6. Valsa (Bebel) 4:30
7. An Embrace To Bonfa 2:53
8. Glass Beads 2:24
9. Joao Marcelo 2:20
10. Undiu 5:09
11. Acapulco 3:04
12. Ho-Ba-La-La (English Version) 3:53

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Brazil is unusually rich in excellent singers, but even in a crowded field of brilliant vocalists, Ithamara Koorax stands out (and not only because she has the most awesome name in all of jazz). In a way, this album comes as something of a surprise — João Gilberto is such an important name in Brazilian music that it's difficult to believe that either his entire compositional output can fit on a single disc, or that a "songbook" project like this has never been attempted. But both actually seem to be the case, and it's hard to imagine a better pair to take on the project than Koorax and the equally gifted guitarist Juarez Moreira. Both the singing and the playing are consistently brilliant throughout the program — while the guitar instrumental "An Embrace to Bonfá" is pretty but unexceptional, the songs are all gems, from the sweet and tender "Hô-Bá-Lá-Lá" to the nimbly jazzy "Bim Bom," and from the lightly dancing "Minha Saudade" to the simple and heartbreakingly beautiful "Undiu." The latter exemplifies one of Gilberto's interesting tendencies — writing songs composed of either a single word ("Undiu") or no words at all, only vocalese ("Valsa (Bebel)"). Absolutely wonderful.