James Sullivan
February 23, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Music Typewriter

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Moreno Veloso

We gave it an A-

Moreno, son of Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso, got his father’s best features — not just the soft hands, but the heightened sense of mischief, too. Typewriter puts Moreno in the thick of a next-generation Brazilian movement (Vinicius Cantuaria, Bebel Gilberto) that combines deep roots with dazzling new branches. Half of this debut is mentholated bossa nova; half is sexy carnival music for the digital era. All of it is gorgeous. A-

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