Paula morelenbaum's 'telecoteco' is one of the most subtle, original and successful tributes to bossa nova to come out of Brazil in recent years. It also made the top 10 list of 2008 albums compiled by renowned Brazilian newspaper o globo. 'telecoteco' presents itself as somewhat of a free essay on modern pop music in Brazil. It's title refers to a particular drumming pattern, and points to the samba and it's playfulness. The repertoire, ranging from the late thirties to the early sixties, features a post bossa nova style that mixes acoustic and electronic in an elegant way. The result is an album that flows beautifully, a composite of modern, old, and contemporary.
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