The Guitar Works of Garoto
Bellinati does a wonderful job in bringing
forward the music of Annibal Augusto Sardinha ("Garoto"). Garoto is not well
known outside of Brazil, but Bellinati's work certainly gives this brilliant
composer his due. Garoto's style is well founded in Brazilian choro traditions,
and you can hear the influences of his work in later composers such as Antonio
Carlos Jobim and the whole "bossa nova" movement.
Bellinati's technique is superb, and this CD is a joy to listen to.
For guitar players, Bellinati has also come out with a two volume set of
transcriptions (from Guitar Solo Publications) that are also outstanding, and a
nice addition to the CD. For those who like Brazilian solo guitar, this work
will stand out among even the best. --album description
Baden Powell & Vinícius De Moraes
Guitars du Bresil