Seu Jorge & Almaz

Seu Jorge is a full-blown samba star in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro -- it’s been twelve years since his debut was released -- but he didn’t catch our attention until 2004, when he donned a red toque and became Pelé dos Santos, the deckhand who played acoustic David Bowie covers in Portuguese in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic. Jorge is now performing with a three-piece band; together they recently released Seu Jorge & Almaz, a collection of covers that includes several Brazilian classics as well as renditions of Kraftwerk’s “Das Model” and Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You.” The songs are rife in rich, deep basslines, reverbing guitar riffs that are at once jazzy and psychedelic, and Jorge’s marvelous vocals – scraping, languishing, and sensual. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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