New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Blue Note Records)
On March 27, Blue Note Records will release O Que Você Quer Saber De Verdade ("What You Really Want To Know"), the long-awaited new album from Brazilian superstar Marisa Monte. O Que Você Quer Saber De Verdade is the celebrated singer/songwriter's first new album in six years since the release of her twin albums Universo Ao Meu Redor and Infinto Particular, the latter of which Jon Pareles named one of his Top 10 albums of 2006 in The New York Times.
O Que Você Quer Saber De Verdade was produced by Monte with co-producer Dadi and recorded in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles and New York. The album features musicians such as the Oscar-winning multi-instrumentalist Gustavo Santaolalla, the Brazilian power trio Nação Zumbi, Argentinean tango group Café de los Maestros, a duet with Rodrigo Amarante of the Brazilian-American super group Little
Joy, and a string ensemble performing arrangements by the American maestros Greg Cohen and Miguel
The album features songs penned by Monte along with long-time musical partners Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown
and Dadi. Monte also covers some of her favorite artists including Jorge Ben ("Descalço no Parque") and a version of the classic tango "Lencinho Querido" by Juan de Dios Filiberto and Gabino Coria Penaloza.