Ivan Lins: A First Look at Amoragio, his new album

Album pointed by rhythmic diversity, Amorágio has the status of an unreleased album, recycling old themes with the procutor Rodrigo Vidal some musics seem to be new. Some have been written by the composer from Rio over its 42-year career, the fashion event of viola Dust Behind (Ivan Lins and Vitor Martins, 1986), rewound with the accession of double sertaneja Fioravante & Guimarães, formed by singer Paulo Rafael Alterio with Ivan Lins himself. Folhetinescos such as poetry, the verses of Victor Martinez exhibit at Dust Behind the gang hillbilly who opposed each other in a web of love is not always reciprocated. Other issues are at least Amorágio unprecedented in the voice of Ivan, if the Bahian samba Wheel (Ivan Lins and Vitor Martins, 1981), revitalized arrangement saxophonist Marcelo Martins in a phonogram which, strictly speaking, nothing adds to the previous record of samba, in particular to the original recording made by Gal Costa on the album Fantasia (1981). In the opposite route and more globalized jazz of his predecessor's Own (2010), Amorágio album is steeped in Brazilian rhythms that recycles the romanticism that punctuates much of the composer's songbook. If the carousel-Bate Coxa (Ivan Lins Lins and Claudio, 2012) turns the compass xote with sensuality that never slips into the vulgarity of the world of pop forro, is I (Ivan Lins and Chico Buarque, 2009) falls in samba without sauce while Eyes To See You (Gilson Peranzzetta and Ivan Lins, 2012) is that Ivan sertaneja song - usually creator of melodies that make verses of its partners - is exercised as a lyricist in the creation of verses extolling the beauty of the beloved wife of almost Platonic, without the flesh tone that warms Fado Saramago, composed by Ivan erotic poem from the Portuguese writer Jose Saramago (1922 - 2010) and recorded a duet with singer Lusitanian Zambujo Antonio. In slight nod to the pop charts contemporary, I wish I revisit Ivan (Ivan Lins and Vitor Martins, 1981) - song released by the singer himself on his album of That I Know (1981) - with the ubiquitous voice of Maria Gadu, in connection probably engineered by producer Rodrigo Vidal, pilot of the albums Gadu. The song gained new verses of Victor Martinez, who also changed the letter X on the calendar (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins and Pedro Luis) to make reference to the pacification of the slums. Composed by Victor Ivan and in 1988, but now added with rap partner told by Pedro Luis based on samba, X Calendar politicized evokes the songs composed by Ivan and Victor in the 70's through to denounce the abuses of metaphors of the dictatorial regime gagged to Brazil at the time. And now this happens (Ivan Lins, 2012) - with Ivan again bissexta function of lyricist - is one of those ballads typical of the composer's work, which deals with delicacy of grief and resentment caused by the end of a love affair. The strings orchestrated by Jaques Morelenbaum enhance the elegance of the song, the same family of I Speak of Love (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Ivano Fossatti, 2000), classy ballad that opens with lyrics Amorágio unprecedented Vitor Martins and strings arranged by maestro Eduardo Souto Neto. At the end of the album is the title track, Ivan partnership with Osny Mello and Salgado Maranhão, engraved by Ivan in 2000 for CD directed to the Japanese market. Ode to love, Amorágio - a (beautiful) song - the singer's voice gets Paulo Tatiana Parra and ends set in a jazzy atmosphere that reiterates the harmonic sophistication of the album and the work of Ivan Lins as a whole. Even without presenting repertoire as inspired as that of his recent classic Acariocando (2006), the CD Amorágio appeals to accentuate the romantic bias of this great work punctuated by hearty rhythmic diversity.

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