Saturday, December 24, 2011

DBMITW: Gil Evans - Naña

Gil Evans again. It's always Gil Evans. Usually I do these Daily-Best-Music-In-The-World-ses when I'm pressed for time, but this is such an insane rendition of one of my favorite Brazilian tunes it merited actually taking a minute to put together the video. Special vocals by Flora Purim:

After the break the first (and still favorite) version of Naña I heard, by Quarteto Em Cy:

No other version has copped the dissonant vocal tremolo and dissonant harmonies that are so cool here:

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