Bebel Gilberto - Bebel Gilberto

Six Degrees

One would have to assume that Bebel is not the type of individual to be rushed. Though born with Brazilian music royalty in her veins (the daughter of Joao Gilberto and Miucha, pretty much the parents of Bossa Nova as well), Bebel didn't release her first solo album until 2000. And, what a debut! It was the third largest selling Brazilian album of all time. Four non-rushed years later comes her self-titled follow-up, a carefully crafted offering sure to delight her fans and enchant the uninitiated. There seems to be a correlation between the unhurried pace of her recorded output and the relaxed, breezy vibe that has become her signature (drawn heavily from the original Bossa of course). With time, Bebel found some very complementary co-conspirators to help write the new songs. Marius de Vries, Carlinhos Brown and Didi Gutman make major contributions but especially intriguing is the addition of a track written by Daniel Jobim and Baby Consuelo, two artists who's pedigrees run as pure in Brazilian music as Bebel's own. It's all very worth the wait. Bebel is cool flame that time and talent have stoked into global music's hottest commodity