Praise for Beautiful Love
If this is your first exposure to Garcia, get set for a treat!
George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
A very intimate and heartwarming approach...a joy...Whatever the mood the song brings, Paulinho delivers it with incomparable swing and pizzazz.
Egidio Leitao, Musica Brasileira
Garcia swings throughout in his singing...his phrasing brings out the best in these songs.
Scott Yanow, Jazz Inside
Beautiful Love is a truly intimate look at a most gifted artist...there is an ebb and flow that is captivating.
Brent Black, Bop-n-Jazz
Some of these standards I was in advance somewhat skeptical about, as they have been played over and over, but I surrendered when I heard Paulinho's personal interpretations.
Lira Magazine, Sweden
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Paulinho Garcia phrases with something bordering on genius and plays a wonderful guitar.
Raul Da Gama, World Music Report
No language barrier when it comes to love – Paulinho translates the emotion beautifully.
Bob Morello, Post-Gazette (Boston)
It's like really hearing the lyrics for the first time, with simply beautiful vocal interpretations and guitar accompaniments. ...Gene Bertoncini
Paulinho's CD is very close, personal, intimate... It captured the beauty of simplicity. ... John Clayton
So many of my favorite tunes performed with great eloquence and sensitivity, an outstanding set of performance. ... Mike Metheny
Romance is alive and well - through this album -- that's what's refreshing, too! "When I Fall in Love" is tender -- that's what's been missing in all the other 'over-produced,' 'cluttered' albums we hear these days! - a quiet symphony tiptoeing into your heart! ... Edy Toussainte | music therapist
The album is truly lovely! Very calming and healing with clear simplicity of rhythm, "Beautiful Love" is a clean warm summer rain for the heart. ... Richard Shulman | RichHeart Music
Beautiful Love is a stunning collection of Great American Songbook classics masterfully married with Brazilian standards to create a dramatic portrait of one of Chicago's best kept secrets! Brent Black, criticaljazz.com
Remarkably a recording that goes on for some fifteen songs does not feel boring for even a moment. This is probably because Mr. Garcia brings something new to each song. Raul Da Gama, theworldmusicreport.com
Beautiful Love may be the musical statement that puts Garcia on the jazz map for good... a world class musician. Edward Blanco, All About Jazz