- Released: December 1, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Q - 12/92, p.1383 Stars
- Good - "..a stunning set of performances of some great songs...Thielemans plays out of his skin, transcending the apparent limitations of his instrument.."
New York Times (Publisher) - 9/11/92, p.C24
"..Thieleman's harmonica adds expressive dimension to songs that are already full of feeling.."
- 1.Fruta Boce
- 3.Felicia and Bianca
- 4.O Cantador
- 5.Joana Francesa
- 6.Coisa Feita
- 7.Preciso Aprender A So Ser
- 8.Fruta Boa
- 9.Coracao Vagabundo
- 10.Manha De Carnaval (Morning of The Carnival)
- 11.Casa Forte
Personnel: Toots Thielemans (harmonica, guitar, whistle); Milton Nascinento, Chico Buarque (vocals); Djavan, Joao Bosco, Dori Cayammi, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Luis Bonfa (guitar, vocals); Lee Ritenour, Oscar Castro-Neves, Ricardo Silveira (guitar); Mark Isham (trumpet); Dave Grusin, Eliane Elias (piano); Gilson Peranzzetta, Mike Lang (keyboards); Ivan Lins (keyboards, vocals); Brian Bromberg, Jamil Joanes, Nico Assumpcao, Marc Johnson (bass); Teo Lima (drums); Cassio Duarte, Bira Hawai, Jose Roberto, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Producers: Miles Goodman, Oscar Castro-Neves.
Recorded at Soundworks West, Village Recorders and Studio Ultimo, Los Angeles, California; RPM Recording and The Hit Factory, New York City; Som Livre, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil.
This popular set matches the brilliant harmonica player Toots Thielemans with such top Brazilian performers as Ivan Lins, Djavan, Oscar Castro-Neves, Dori Caymmi, Ricardo Silveira, Joao Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, Luiz Bonf , Edu Lobo and Eliane Elias, in addition to bassist Brian Bromberg, keyboardist Michael Lang, trumpeter Mark Isham and Dave Grusin. Thielemans is often in a supportive role behind the many soothing Brazilian singers and performers. The atmospheric date surprisingly does not have any Antonio Carlos Jobim songs, instead emphasizing lesser-known tunes (other than Toots' greatest hit "Bluesette"). Easily recommended to fans of Brazilian pop and jazz, this CD was soon followed by a second (and equally rewarding) set featuring many of the same performers. ~ Scott Yanow