That's probably why I don't care for his post-A&M records. But hey, to each their own! I still like his pre-Brasil '66 recordings the best, and Brasil '65 to me is the high water mark.I like Sergio's version a lot better... seems like he really had the knack for adding just the right "pop" touches to Brasilian songs.
I feel the same way. But I think his jazz/Bossa ship sailed decades ago, unfortunately. By the time of Brasil '65, I feel he had honed his unique piano sound to the point that his style was easily recognizable. Thankfully a lot of that carried over to the first three Brasil '66 albums. The next couple of Brasil '66 albums took on more of an MPB style as opposed to Bossa Nova, and his piano style was still in the forefront. I miss those days, and that style.I hope nobody is offended by my comments here but yet I remain hopeful that Sergio will make a new album that has more of his Pre brasil 66 Jazz sensibilities and a little dash of Brasil 66 but without the Hip hop sounds I heard so much hip hop when I was younger I got tired of it very quickly.