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Samba Esquema Novo / Clara Moreno

Clara Moreno - Samba Esquema Novo

Far Out

You can say that Clara Moreno's career as a vocalist was destiny. She is after all the daughter of Joyce Moreno and Nelson Angelo are two of Brazil's most treasured stars.  Clara's seventh lp "Samba Eequema Novo" is a reboot of Jorge Ben's 1963 lp. Among the highlights are a down-tempo version of the  classic "Mas Que Nada". "Vem Moreno Vem", is a sweet duet with Wilson Simoninha. Bassist Thiago Alves haunting bass sets the mood for Moreno's sultry vocals on "Quero Esquecer Voce". The musicians here are part of Moreno's touring band and the familiarity pays dividends. Pianist Joao Cristal imposes a gentle and enchanting sound while Trombonist Paulo Malheiros horn arrangements are sublime.  Moreno not only capture the spirit of Benoir's work but breathes new life into these timeless recordings. Once again Far Out recordings has released a beautiful slice of Brazil that you need in your collection

Reg Dancy, 10/16