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Vinicius & Odette Lara


Download links and information about Vinicius & Odette Lara by Vinicius De Moraes, Odette Lara. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to World Music, Latin genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 40:35 minutes.

Artist: Vinicius De Moraes, Odette Lara
Release date: 1963
Genre: World Music, Latin
Tracks: 12
Duration: 40:35
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No. Title Length
1. Berimbau 3:09
2. So Por Amor 3:53
3. Deixa 2:58
4. Seja Feliz 2:59
5. Mulher Carioca 3:11
6. Samba Em Preludio 3:32
7. Labareda 2:45
8. E Hoje So 1:54
9. O Astronauta 3:01
10. Deve Ser Amor 3:08
11. Samba da Bencao 6:55
12. Além do Amor 3:10



The poet/performer Vinicius de Moraes and the vocalist Odette Lara make a wonderful team, and though their voices aren't heard together as much as they should be here, Vinicius & Odette Lara is a warm, inviting collection. The dozen songs are all originals — by de Moraes and old friend Baden Powell, who also appears as a musician — and usually present Lara and de Moraes trading lines, or Lara taking the verses while de Moraes handles choruses. The breathtaking "Samba Preludio" is one of the few actual duets; after a preface featuring a mournful de Moraes over a sawing cello, Lara sings a few lines alone as well before the pair's voices intertwine (even while they sing different lines). Moacyr Santos' arrangements range from Brazilian bossa to string orchestra pop to anthemic soul-jazz, with plenty of trumpet and flute as well as a warm cocktail piano and the usual sewing machine bossa percussion. On "Deve se Amor," playful reeds and high-note trumpet accent a smooth, powerful vocal by Lara. It's a bit disconcerting to hear a Brazilian vocal album without recognizing at least one standard, but Vinicius & Odette Lara is a challenging, entertaining work of jazzy Brazilian pop.