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Music, Reviewed Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

The daughter of Brazilian bossa nova icon João Gilberto, singer Bebel Gilberto does a dandy job of maintaining the family legacy without coasting on Dad's rep. Like her legendary father, she has a velvety, vibrato-free vocal approach. Her bittersweet, smoky…
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Music, Power of Bebel

Power of Bebel

Bebel Gilberto bursts through the door of her suite at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort on Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. For a moment, her petite frame commands a larger-than-life presence, then recedes into the foyer like a wave gliding…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Possibly the most revered Brazilian musician alive, Bahian guitarist João Gilberto changed the face of modern popular music when he unveiled the "bossa nova," or new wave, back in the late 1950s. As detailed in Ruy Castro's magnificent, recently translated…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

Antonio Carlos Jobim always generously credited João Gilberto with starting bossa nova -- elegant Brazilian jazz that combines the hypnotic accents of samba with the soft, gliding melodies of European classical music -- and the cool sway of American jazz,…
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Music, A Matter of Degrees

A Matter of Degrees

Bob Duskis is beset with allergies. He's congested and sniffly, and things will likely get worse as spring unfolds. But Duskis, the president of Six Degrees Records, couldn't be happier. The San Francisco label he co-founded in 1998 just won…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

When she launched Tanto Tempo and went on tour back in June, Bebel Gilberto heard her first full-length solo album described as the soundtrack of summer. But as the rain rolls into San Francisco and we shrug off daylight savings,…
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Music, Record Review


Arto Lindsay Prize (Righteous Babe) Arto Lindsay has always been able to evade the many descriptive tags thrown his way over the years. Calling him a noise guitarist, as he was with the avant-rock trio DNA in the late '70s,…
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