Mick Jagger, Carole King and Brazil’s Marcos Valle. What do they all have in common? They are all in their 70’s and still kicking’ it.
But while the first two stay busy with well-earned victory laps, Bossa Nova legend Marcos Valle is still pushing the music forward.
Yep, the blond beach boy who wrote ‘Samba de Verão’ (So Nice/Summer Samba) in 1963 somehow manages to stay young in thought, word and deed. This makes his album Sempre both timely and timeless, earning a spot on the Best of Brazilian Music Showcase for 2019.
Released in late June, Sempre is Valle’s first album in nine years and its 11 tracks will fast forward you back to the 80’s, then keep you locked in with his irresistible melodies and an infectious mix of jazz samba, downtempo, funk and dance floor grooves.
Valle’s ‘forever young’ vocals are just as amazing, adding a soft sheen to the rhythmic energy found on songs like ‘Olha Quem ta Chegando’.
Looking for a suntanned soundtrack to go with your next Ipanema adventure? This is it.