G IS FOR BEBEL GILBERTO (PT1)

Some dreamy bossa nova house and Bebel Gilberto.

 

Bebel Gilberto (birth name Isabel Gilberto) was born on May 12, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. She comes from a famous musical family in Brazil. Her father is João Gilberto, known as the “Father of Bossa Nova”, her mother is the singer Miúcha, and her uncle (Miúcha’s brother) is Chico Buarque de Hollanda. She learned how to sing with Miúcha, and as a child, she was already participating in musicals such as Saltimbancos and Pirlimpimpim. At seven, she had her recording debut on her mother’s first solo album. Two years later, she performed together with her mother and Stan Getz at Carnegie Hall.

 

She eventually made her solo debut with 1986’s Bebel Gilberto, an album written through collaborations with Brazilian pop/rock artists like Cazuza, Dé, and others. In 1991, Gilberto moved to New York and began gigging in clubs, performing at the Lincoln Center, and working with David Byrne and Arto Lindsay, among others. That same year, she participated (together with Gal Costa, Naná Vasconcelos, and Laurie Anderson) in a tribute to Carmen Miranda.

 

She began participating in productions that targeted the dance music market with a Brazilian bossa nova flair, even co-writing the worldwide hit “Technova” with Deee-Lite’s DJ/producer Towa Tei. She also appeared in singles by the Thievery Corporation (“Só Com Você”), and had relocated to England by the end of the ’90s. Tanto Tempo arrived in 2000 on Ziriguiboom Records and won two Latin Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Música Popular Brasileira Album in 2001. Its companion, Tanto Tempo Remixes, was also issued that same year, and Gilberto hooked up with producer Marius de Vries for her second album shortly thereafter. An introspective, self-titled effort appeared in mid-2004, followed three years later by Momento.

 

The sun is shining. And there is something incredibly sunny about her voice, allied to a credible selection of remixers.

 

Bebel Gilberto – Tanto Tempo [Peter Kruder Remix]
Bebel Gilberto – Close Your Eyes (Buffalo Bunch/We In Music Remix)
Bebel Gilberto – So Nice (terrace Mix By Layo and Bushwacka)

 

 

~ by acidted on July 10, 2009.

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