Bebel Gilberto is in love. And the warmth and sweetness of that newfound romance can be felt throughout All In One, her seductive debut for Verve. “I am really loved. I’m getting married. My future husband was also the sound engineer and executive producer, and he helped me a lot,” says the New York-born Brazilian vocalist. “I believe being loved helps a lot when you’re making music, especially when you’re making music with the person that you love. That I never had in my life. It was amazing.”
Known for her adventurous blends of Brazilian, European and electronic pop styles, Gilberto continues to blur musical boundaries on All In One. But the sensual rhythms of her native country dominate the production courtesy of Carlinhos Brown, Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), Mark Ronson, Daniel Jobim and John King of the acclaimed Dust Brothers. Some arrangements, particularly on “Far From the Sea,” “Port Antonio” and “Secret,” dazzle with sensitive instrumentation, folding in strings and woodwinds. Or they thump with irresistible beats.