Portait in Black and White is a remarkably smooth and endearing jazz listening experience, featuring the intimate voice and guitar of Paulinho Garcia. The CD is one that can be played frequently, and each playing will give the listener some new music insights into the songs.
There are fifteen songs in the collection. Among these many song gems are found "Lobo Bobo,""Carinhoso," "Take Five," "A Felicidade," "Retrato em Branco e Preto," "A Ra," "My Foolish Heart," "Lapinha," "Bridges," "Adios mi Sueno" (wriiten & composed by Paulinho Garcia), "Corcovado," "A Night in Tunisia," "Lamentos," "My Very Life" (written and composed by Paulinho Garcia), and "Voce ja foi a Bahia?"
Those who have not heard the singing of Paulinho Garcia owe it to themselves to get a copy of Portrait in Black and White and see what he is about! As a singer, guitarist, and composer, he is one of a kind and his gift for enunciation and jazz motif is incredibly accurate, clear, and imaginative. He has a straight-ahead approach that is thrilling in its direct simplicity, intensity, and honest expression of emotions.
This is one of the very finest CD collections this artist has created to date. It is a classic of its kind, and a showcase for the talents of its creator!
I would highly recommend this to those who love hearing beautifully expressed, romantic jazz songs. This collection of songs will move you with its beauty and heartfelt emotion. Nice, and something to talk about and play often is how I would describe this fine CD collection by the highly gifted Paulinho Garcia.