Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A brillant 23 track compilation of the Brazilian Bossa Nova star Nara Leao. The cliche about Nara Leao was that she was ''the muse of bossa nova.'' As a teenager in the late 'Fifties, she opened up her parents' house as a salon for the movers and shakers of the early bossa nova scene - Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto and others to hang out in. Pinnacle. 2006.
Uncut (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The deceptively pretty bossa arrangements conceal an anti-establishment bent....A fascinating dispatch from a musical culture on the brink of revolution."
Arrangers: Dori Caymmi ; Maestro Gaya; Oscar Castro-Neves.