GILBERTO GIL | Refavela

GILBERTO GIL

refavela


Label: Polysom

Format: LP Import
Cat: 333251

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Tracklist

A1 Refavela
A2 Ilé Ayê
A3 Aqui E Agora
A4 Norte Da Saudade
A5 Babá Alapalá
B1 Sandra
B2 Samba Do Avião
B3 Era Nova
B4 Balafon
B5 Patuscada De Gandhi

RELEASE NOTES

One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and takes Gil's tight songwriting and infuses it with an even catchier edge than ever before – really creating a fantastic groove that seems to illuminate Gilberto's lyrics even more than before – with a sense of personality and joy that really comes through, even beyond the barriers of language! The whole thing's wonderful – tight, but never overproduced – and very individual, despite an influence from American soul music. Titles include "Rafavela", "Aqui E Agora", "Ile Aye", "Baba Alapala", "Era Nova", "Samba Do Aviao", and "Balafon".