The love song “Consciente Amor,” is the most ambitious track of the set with the lovely vocals from Vucidolac setting the pace on the love ballad of the album and leading to one of the standout tunes of the recording with the stylish “Cantar” finding Grim on the acoustic guitar delivering one fine solo after another. The beautiful but brief instrumental piece “Autumn,” provides solo space for bassist Bergstrom to showcase his chops as Grim stays on the acoustic guitar. Drummer Kjellberg provides stellar support throughout but none as splashy as on “Tania” where his cymbal accents pronounce the tune.
Grim’s strong guitar work finds its way briefly on the short “Mother,” the only English version of a song on the album, then reemerges on the instrumental “Deturn” providing ample evidence of his talents on the instrument. Though Brazil Lines is for all Intense and purposes, a jazz vocals album of warm Brazilian-styled music, it is a truly a showcase for the gifted Tobias Grim where his electric and acoustic guitar voice provides the sounds that make this impressive first effort, such a pleasure to hear.
Track Listing: Para Theo; Ishmael; Consciente Amor; Cantar; Autumn; Brazil Lines; Tania; Mother; Deturn; Pra Chega.
Personnel: Tobias Grim: electric guitar, acoustic guitar; Karolina Vucidolac: vocals; Magnus Bergstrom: bass; Anders Kjellberg: drums.
Record Label: Imogena Records
Style: Modern Jazz