The constant stream of Brazilian reissues on the Far Out Recordings label seems endless. This time the label turned its attention to the 1975 untitled debut of crooner and bossa nova balladeer Emilio Santiago. Santiago was known as the Brazilian answer to American jazz artist Nat King Cole, but also experimented with funk, soul and boogie. One of his best-known songs is opener 'Bananeira', written by Gilberto Gil and João Donato, and in 2000 also revamped by Bebel Gilberto for her debut album 'Tanto Tempo'. But the track list of this wonderful album also includes songs by Jorge Ben ('Brother', a gospel-like song and the only track on the album in English), Marcos and Sergio Valle ('La Mulata') and Ivan Lins ('Depois', 'Doa A Quem Doer'). João Donato also played keyboards on 'Emilio Santiago', next to Brazilian greats like drummers Wilson das Neves, Ivan 'Mamão' Conti and Paulinho, guitarists Durval Ferreira, Carlos Roberto Rocha and Helio Delmiro, percussionists Ariovaldo, Orlandivo and Chacal, flutist Danilo Caymmi and a horn section consisting of Victor Assis Brasil, Edson Maciel and Jesse Sadoc. Brazilian bossa nova gold!