Belezas, by Midwest Record and Entertainment

CAROL SABOYA/Belezas: Although her pop is lurking the background, Saboya isn’t looking like daddy’s girl this time around. Kicking it out on a set of tunes by Ivan Linz and Milton Nascimento that are as much a part of her musical DNA has her father’s (Antonio Adolfo), Saboya straddles a line between southern hemisphere authenticity and northern hemisphere accessibility that drives this date home with ease. Highlighting her nimble vocals more front and center than past efforts we’ve heard, this set is a stone cold winner that features these works in ways you’ve never heard them before but is totally welcome. Hot stuff throughout, even when she tries to cool it down.