Triple Door Downtown
Fri July 20, 7 pm, 10 pm All Ages
Recommended by Andrew Hamlin
Bebel Gilberto shines brightest in the quietest moments. She’s skilled, understandably, at all kinds of volume levels, as well as keys, tempos, and shading; having bossa-nova pioneer João Gilberto for a father and the singer Miúcha for a mother assured Bebel a head start in all matters musical. She’s stated that her father taught her to be a perfectionist, but her mother taught her to “lose it.” In the soft moments, down to whispers and the patter of the lightest possible percussion, she’s getting ready to lose it again. And that’s what weaves the anticipation.