by Mônica SalmasoMônica Salmaso


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Mônica Salmaso is one of those singers Brazil seems to produce by the dozens. She has a seductive, cool voice, mellifluous and on control over the material. She sounds wonderfully in control on the samba "Cabrochinha" and the stripped down "Estrela de Oxum," as well as an imaginative cover of Tom Zé's "Menina, Amanha de Manha." There's plenty of thought in the arrangements, such as the clarinets that are the spine of "Cidade Lagoa," and which typify this as a kind of Brazilian art music, as is evident from the piano on "Sinhazinha (Despertar)." In many ways it's an album to be admired rather than enjoyed, because it seems to keep an emotional distance, both from the heart of the material and from the listener. As such, that's fine, but it's hard to form any attachment to either the material or the singer. Salmaso may be good, but you never find the heart of her -- and that's a problem over the course of an entire CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: World Village Usa
UPC: 0713746803520
catalogNumber: 468035

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mônica Salmaso   Primary Artist,Musical Direction
Paulo Bellinati   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Viola
Teco Cardoso   Flute,Bass Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Gordinho   Surdo,Tamborim
Jorginho Do Pandeiro   Pandeiro
Robertinho Silva   Percussion
Luciana Rabello   Cavaquinho
Pedro Amorim   Bandolin
Mauricio Carrilho   Viola,Guitar (7 String Acoustic)
Marcelo Bernardes   Flute
Tutty Moreno   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Rodolfo Stroeter   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Musical Direction
Jurema Decandia   Vocals,Coro
Iura Ranevsky   Cello
Caito Marcondes   Percussion
Luiz Antonio E. Afonso   Bass Clarinet,Clarone
Nailor "Proveta" Azevedo   Clarinet
Toninho Ferragutti   Accordion
Benjamim Taubkin   Piano
Analimar   Vocals,Coro
Teresa Cristina   Guest Appearance
Webster Santos   Acoustic Guitar,Violin,Viola,Cavaquinho
Andre Mehmari   Piano
Luca Raele   Clarinet
Sergio Antonio Burgani   Clarinet
Lui Coimbra   Cello

Technical Credits

Chico Buarque   Composer
Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Paulo Bellinati   Arranger
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Paulo César Pinheiro   Composer
Mauricio Carrilho   Arranger,Composer
Rodolfo Stroeter   Composer,Producer
Nailor "Proveta" Azevedo   Arranger,Woodwind Arrangement
Francisco Mattoso   Composer
Silvio Caldas   Composer
Alberto Ranellucci   Engineer
Toninho Ferragutti   Arranger
Olivia Hime   Art Direction,Artistic Director
José Miguel Wisnik   Composer
Gustavo Lenza   Engineer
Benjamim Taubkin   Arranger
Xangô da Mangueira   Adaptation
Gabriel Pinheiro   Engineer
Ruth Freihof   Graphic Design
Andre Mehmari   Arranger
Paulo Penov   Engineer
Luca Raele   Arranger
Carlos "Cacá" Lima   Engineer
Vanessa da Mata   Composer
Jair do Cavaquinho   Composer

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