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Joao And Bebel Gilberto

James Maycock, Times, The, June 2004


IT WAS IN THE summer of ‘64, 40 years ago this month, that Joao Gilberto’s ‘A Girl From Ipanema’ was released. A huge global hit, the track epitomized the bossa nova – a seductive, light rhythm dipped in a luscious blue mood. Now, his daughter Bebel, is skilfully updating the style for the 21st century.

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