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Destiny
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CD

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FARO 121CD FARO 121CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2007 release. Far Out Recordings keep the '70s vibes flowing with Destiny, the new CD from legendary Brazilian composer Antonio Adolfo. Fans of classic female bossa nova in the vein of Sergio Mendes and Quarteto Em Cy will go crazy for Destiny as it features the dulcet tones of not one, but, two girls from Ipanema, Antonio's daughters Carol and Luisa. Their crystal-clear, tone-perfect voices float perfectly over Antonio's late '60s and '70s inspired Brazilian grooves that combine influences from jazz, classic Brazilian '60s pop, Tropicalia, easy-scoring and funk. In the late '60s and '70s, Antonio was known as the master of funky-Brazilian breaks and beats. Destiny is filled to the brim with choppy wah-wah guitars and slick bossa breaks that the Beastie Boys would give their right arms for. When you learn the pedigree of the musicians involved this should come as no surprise: from the mighty Azymuth comes drummer Ivan Conti and bassist Alex Malheiros, from Grupo Batuque the percussive powerhouse Dom Chacal and Ze Carlos are present and even the one-and-only Arthur Verocai is here with a wonderful string arrangement. Adolfo is probably best known outside of Brazil for his work as Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca, under which name he delivered a series of sought-after albums at the end of the 1960s and the start of the 1970s. In the stakes of Brazilian music, Antonio's sound and style is up there with Edu Lobo and Marcos Valle. Destiny is the anticipated follow up to Ao Vivo Live (2007), a CD Antonio Adolfo recorded with his daughter Carol Saboya, and which was voted "Best Brazilian CD of 2007, recorded and released in the United States", by the Brazilian International Press Association. Antonio talks about Destiny: "Everything was recorded with myself playing a Fender Rhodes piano and I am proud to say that the two female voices are my daughters Luisa and Carol, who sing as if one, with the timbre of Carioca girls. I am so pleased to record this album now in the 21st century with the wonderful studio technology we now have. I always believed it was my 'destiny' to record this album."