Elaine Lucia Sings “Lugar Bonito (Pretty Place)”

Lugar Bonito
This is one of my all-time favorite songs, ever. Written by Norman Gimbel and Carlos Lyra. After hearing Astrud Gilberto’s very beautiful recording, the tune lived in my head for years. This song has been a constant, a haunting soundtrack to my life for a long time. The lyrics resonated for me: “On the road of Life I travel, Looking forward never back, Looking to that dream before me, Leaving old dreams in my track…Lugar Bonito it’s a pretty place I seek, Lugar Bonito where this road is taking me.”  It’s optimistic and I wanted the arrangement to feel hopeful and bright and always moving forward. Dave MacNab’s absolutely lovely guitar solo is just perfect. Jonathan Alford, piano; Pierre Archain, bass; Alan Hall, drums; Dave MacNab, guitar; Gerry Grosz, vibes.

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