Two acoustic-guitar aces, Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, who were instrumental (no pun intended) in popularizing Brazilian bossa nova to American audiences (and subsequently, the world), join forces and stretch out on some tunes from, well, Brazil. The languid, sultry rhythms, the immaculate picking, the superbly tasteful backing by Milt Holland and Bob Magnusson–all one would need now is a floral-print shirt, an outdoor cafe (or porch), and one's favorite libation to live a life free from care and woe for at least as long as this disc plays. ~ CDUniverse
The album name speaks for itself, there is nothing to add here. Beautiful, melodious music. A good sound and the pleasant unostentatious mix slightly surrounding the listener. An excellent disk for background listening or for a relaxation, rest.
Oscar Castro-Neves is a fine Brazilian guitarist who is equally talented in organizing projects. Brazilian Scandals is his third solo album, featuring stars like Ernie Watts, Paulinho Da Costa, Teo Lima and many others.