The twelve songs curated for this record lie in the space where French cafe meets Samba, Bossa Nova and other forms of Brazilian pop. The atmosphere is relaxed and romantic, with the focus appropriately turned on the singer and composer, with sparse but artful accents from the instrumentation. Lio, born Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos in Portugal, has spent her career singing in French, but turns to her native tongue for Caymmi's creations. On this album, she has cast a spell that will last all spring and summer, and whenever you want to remember the good times. And none of us will complain a bit about being bewitched.
Lio canta Caymmi is out now via Crammed Discs.
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