Singer returns to his roots and take listeners deep into the heart of samba funk.
As the title of the album indicates, this is music to enjoy over ice-cold beer, delicious food, dancing and good times with your friends. Actually, this is how Seu Jorge chose to release “Musicas Para Churrasco Vol 1”, by throwing a samba filled bountiful barbeque at his home in São Paulo for the media and label executives. An internationally known musician as well as actor (City of God, Life Aquatic), Seu Jorge returned to the sound of his roots in Rio de Janeiro and his early days with Farofa Carioca, the band that launched his career in the late 1990’s. After a luke warm reaction to his last psychedelic rock influenced project Almaz featuring members of Nação Zumbi, Jorge decided to dive deep into the samba funk sound that earned him the title of “coolest man on the planet” from the European press. This no-frills-let’s-have-a-good-time, party album is exactly what Seu Jorge fans wanted. From top to bottom the music keeps you grooving and also laughing with his captivating and humorous lyrics about everyday things like best friends, celebrations, and women, yes, lots of songs about women. There is a “A Doida” (Crazy Woman), “Veia” (Old Woman”, “Vizinha” (The Neighbor), “Amiga da Minha Mulher (My Wife’s Friend), to name a few. In this last tune Jorge delivers an honest male perspective on his attraction for his wife’s BFF: “If she were ugly, there wouldn’t be a problem!”
Musically, Seu Jorge leads his infamous “conjuntão”, or big band, complete with horn section and samba drummers. The album has a very 70’s feel with obvious influences from Brazilian icons Tim Maia and Jorge Ben Jor. Many artists have tried to imitate the contagious grooves of these masters, but have fallen short with unimaginative arrangements and poor delivery. Not Seu Jorge, who confidently pours his deep seductive vocals over what may be the best songs of his career to date. The highlights are actually the slower songs like “Dois Beijinhos” (Two Kisses), with an irresistible and thick bass line, and also “Quem Nao Quer Sou Eu” (I’m the One That Doesn’t Want It), a sultry, slow jam where Jorge’s whispering vocals have you feeling as cool as he is.
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