10 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Two ingredients make this meeting of Brazilian rhythms and ‘60s-era pop flat-out irresistible: Sergio Mendes’ ebullient piano melodies and Lani Hall’s ethereal lead vocals, which alternate between English and Portuguese. The joy-filled, Jorge Ben-penned “Mas Que Nada” and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s entrancing “Agua de Beber” perfectly capture the allure of homegrown jazz, but a swinging rendition of The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” and a sultry take on Henry Mancini’s “Slow Hot Wind” prove the band had mass appeal beyond Copacabana’s nightclubs.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Two ingredients make this meeting of Brazilian rhythms and ‘60s-era pop flat-out irresistible: Sergio Mendes’ ebullient piano melodies and Lani Hall’s ethereal lead vocals, which alternate between English and Portuguese. The joy-filled, Jorge Ben-penned “Mas Que Nada” and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s entrancing “Agua de Beber” perfectly capture the allure of homegrown jazz, but a swinging rendition of The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” and a sultry take on Henry Mancini’s “Slow Hot Wind” prove the band had mass appeal beyond Copacabana’s nightclubs.

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