"I’m loving every track . Opening with the classic Garota De Ipanema, Anje and the distinguished band just capture

every Brazilian flavour, colour, rhythm and romantic mood of a nation that has produced some of the

greatest musicians in the last 100 years. You can feel the love from the first note. 
Congratulations, best 2019 release!"  

Helen Simons.


"A landmark album, and a significant contribution to the history of Brazilian-influenced Australian music"

Mike Ryan, Founder/Director Triboz Centro Cultural Australia-Brasil (Rio de Janeiro)

"Tranquilo...an album that is unforced, uncluttered, and as natural as can be".  

Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail


"This is what summer evenings should sound like...well chilled, out on the deck, thank God it's the weekend collection of world,

jazz and groove-styled Brazilian music played by some of Australia's finest..."

Evan Alexander, Heapsaflash


"The album's hallmarks are its delicate and uncluttered song arrangements, West's sweetly plangent voice and Ambrose's skilled vibraphone playing. It's not often vibes features in Brazilian music, and here their melodic infusion is truly gorgeous.

Jane Costessi


"Casa da Boa Vida continues the love affair The View From Madeleines Couch began  with Brazilian music in Tranquilo, but has definitely heightened my appreciation of these fine musicians.  This is to me a desert island disc – I love it".

Sharon Thomposon, Thompson's Corner, FM 99.3


"West and Ambrose say Brazil has taught them to live in the moment, and Casa da Boa Vida shows their instinct

for this kind of music is as authentic as can be"

Noel Mengel, Courier Mail

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