Moments into opening track "Sebastian," all of the elements of a classic Brazilian album are in place: skipping samba rhythms, string arrangements (by Gil Jardim), an airy, cinematic cast, and the ent

Moments into opening track "Sebastian," all of the elements of a classic Brazilian album are in place: skipping samba rhythms, string arrangements (by Gil Jardim), an airy, cinematic cast, and the entwined voices of two of Brazil's most influential musicians, Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento. The pair co-wrote five tracks for their first full-length collaboration but also revisit old favorites by other Brazilian artists (Jorge Ben's "Xica da Silva," Luis Gonzaga's "Baiao da Garoa," Dorival Caymmi's "Dora"), as well as George Harrison, whose "Something" is infused here with a Jamaican lilt. Although their respective styles reflect different regions within Brazil, the rapport between Gil and Nascimento is undeniable. Their long-awaited collaboration is a light-hearted affair, a testament to the sure touch of two singular and enduring talents.—RBH

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