Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Bim Bom" review - All About Jazz/New York magazine

All About Jazz-New York, November 2009, page 11
VoxNews column
"Bim Bom" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

Brazilian vocalist Ithamara Koorax joins with guitarist Juarez Moreira on Bim Bam: The Complete Joao Gilberto Songbook (Motema) to recreate all 12 of the classic Gilberto bossa novas. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Gilberto's debut album, Chega de Saudade, and Koorax' homage to the Brazilian master reminds us of why the music was so groundbreaking. Koorax' lovely voice is perfect for the idiom; gentle, yes, as we've come to expect of our bossa singers, but unapologetically- and unexpectedly- strong.

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