Maison Maravilha by Joe Barbieri
Joe Barbieri once discovered our label through Mathieu Boogaerts, whom he really likes. With the second album, released by us, the parallels become even clearer than with "In parole povere". On "Maison Maravilha" Barbieri says increasingly goodbye to Bossa Nova, becomes more optimistic and is stylistically more diverse. What remains are his heartbreakingly soft and mellifluous vocals, his subtle and elegant way of arranging and his finely swinging band. This time featuring a duet ("Malegria") with the great Omara Portuondo from the Buena Vista Social Club and a wonderfully groovy cover version of Paolo Conte's "Wanda".