The second volume in the Tropique Samba Lounge
series arrived one year after the first, and although it's just as swinging and mellow-sounding, the '60s and '70s samba heard here is slightly funkier and more energetic. For proof, look to a few of the highlights, from Gal Costa
("A Preta Do Acarajé"), Elza Soares
("Barão Beleza"), and Johnny Alf
("Um Tema Pro Simon"). Interspersed with these are a few light-hearted instrumental covers, including Walter Wanderley
's version of "Os Grilos (Crickets Sing for Anamaria)" or Trio Mocotó
's version of the Jobim
standard "Águas de Março."