Personnel: Laurindo Almeida, Charlie Byrd (guitar); Bob Magnusson (bass); Milt Holland (percussion).
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in December, 1980. Includes liner notes by Jim Crockett.
Two acoustic-guitar aces, Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, who were instrumental (no pun intended) in popularizing Brazilian bossa nova to American audiences (and subsequently, the world), join forces and stretch out on some tunes from, well, Brazil. The languid, sultry rhythms, the immaculate picking, the superbly tasteful backing by Milt Holland and Bob Magnusson--all one would need now is a floral-print shirt, an outdoor cafe (or porch), and one's favorite libation to live a life free from care and woe for at least as long as this disc plays. Tracks include "Luperce," A.C. Jobim's "Stone Flower," and a unique rendition of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina."