As the daughter of “Girl From Ipanema” singer-guitarist João Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto could easily coast on her family name, crooning the same bossa nova tunes her father helped elevate into the Latin jazz canon. Instead, the Brazilian chanteuse has tweaked her sound with each album, collaborating with the likes of Thievery Corporation and Doveman’s Thomas Bartlett to inject her swaying samba and bossa nova tunes with touches of dub, rock and ambient electronica. Her latest album, Tudo, is in many ways her most traditional, even featuring a duet with samba revivalist Seu Jorge. But a startlingly effective bossa nova spin on Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” proves that, even at 48, Gilberto resists letting her music slide into easy-listening territory, however soothing its sun-kissed surfaces may seem.
Sat., Dec. 6, 8 p.m., 2014
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