The Music of Ivan Lins

COMPOSERS: Ivan Lins
LABELS: Telarc
PERFORMER: Various, incl. Sting (v), Grover Washington Jr (ss), Marcus Miller (b), Cyro Baptista (perc)
CATALOGUE NO: CD 83496

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This star-studded bossa-fest collects a dozen tunes by the muso’s choice, prolific Brazilian composer, Ivan Lins. You can hear why his material is so popular with MOR jazzers, but Miles’s arrangements may be over-smooth for some ears. GB