Beautiful Love, by Paulinho Garcia

Paulinho Garcia—one of the most versatile and skilled Brazilian musicians in the Midwest—lives up to his album title. His nylon-stringed guitar playing is angelic, and his voice is cappuccino smooth. Garcia sings mostly in English, as on the sprightly 1937 standard “That Old Feeling” and the plaintive “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” But there are a few treats in Portuguese on this 15-song disc, such as the album closer “Casinha Pequenina” (“Tiny House”), a bossa-flavored heartbreaker about love that blooms and dies.

Louis R. Carlozo

Louis R. Carlozo is a music producer in Chicago.

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