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ARTIST
TITLE
Maison Maravilha
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
LPM 023CD LPM 023CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2009 release. Italian singer and musical aesthete Joe Barbieri enlarges the borders of our musical cosmos with Maison Maravilha's even greater stylistic diversity. The sound spectrum of cantautori, bossanova and pop is enriched by elements of chanson, fado and tango. He also emphasized the already prevalent jazz-color. While his previous release, In Parole Povere, offered proof that there is yet still great Italo-pop, Maison Maravilha offers greater evidence for this fact. Included is a beautiful duet with Buena Vista Social Club singer Omara Portuondo. In spite of the greater stylistic range, Barbieri's sophomore album seems more coherent then this predecessor. If nothing else it could be for the gently refinement of the sound through a string orchestra. The interwoven arrangements offer a good hint on the search for Babieri's source of inspiration: Maison Maravilha emerged from the spirits of '50s and '60s movie soundtracks.