November 24, 2009

Bebel Gilberto: All In One

Bebel Gilberto
photo: Gary Gershoff

Bebel Gilberto is a descendant of a long line of famous Brazilian musicians. Blessed with a voice that goes down your ears like a perfectly mixed cocktail she successfully sidesteps the pitfalls of mainstream lounge jazz. All In One was recorded in New York, Jamaica and Bahia.

Most of the songs are in Portuguese, her mother tongue, and it's obvious she feels more at ease then, surfing up down and the scales with ease. The album is a mixed bag of self-penned songs and covers. Her onw songs are not bad, especially the title track, but the covers have stronger arrangements. Producer Mark Ronson lend a hand for the production of the Stevie Wonder song The Real Thing. He added a bit of his signature rhythm-and-blues tinged 60s pop gloss to the track.

Traditional bossa nova is her forte. Bim Bom, a track by her father João Gilberto, will put a smile on the face of even the grumpiest of music lovers.

Bebel Gilberto: All In One

All In One is released on Verve Records.

  1. Canção de Amor
  2. Sun is Shining
  3. Bim Bom
  4. Nossa Senhora
  5. The Real Thing
  6. Ela (On My Way)
  7. Far From the Sea
  8. All in One
  9. Forever
  10. Secret (Segredo)
  11. Chica Chica Boom Chic
  12. Port Antonio
Live dates:
  • 11/18 Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
  • 11/20 The Loft, Atlanta, GA
  • 11/22 The National, Richmond, VA
  • 11/23 9:30 Club, Washington D/C/
  • 11/25 Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY
  • 11/27 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
  • 11/28 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
  • 11/29 L’Astral, Montreal, QC
  • 11/30 Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
  • 12/02 Park West, Chicago, IL
  • 12/03 Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
  • 12/05 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
  • 12/08 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 12/09 Henry Ford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 12/10 Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
  • 12/12 Holocene, Portland, OR
  • 12/13 Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
  • 12/14 Commodore, Vancouver, BC


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