Rio, the new CD by the Tim Drackert Group, featuring the the intriguing voice of Julia Yates and the lyrical, melodic guitar of Tim Drackert, breathes new life into the classic Bossa Novas of Jobim, Bonfa,and Baden Powell as well as the songs of Henry Mancini and Irving Berlin. If you liked the Bossas by the likes of Jobim, Joao and Astrud you'll love Tim and Julia's subtle but sophisticated sound. Great compositions and talent come together in Rio to make it a CD that transcends genres and opens the world of Brazilian music to those that like Nora Jones, Sade, or Bebel Gilberto. The percussion of Dennis Unsworth and the acoustic bass of Rennan Rieke help make Rio both acoustically intimate yet sonically bigger than life. Whether you're an aficionado of Brazilian music or simply a lover of beautiful music, you'll find yourself seduced by the sound of Rio. Where ever you are from, Rio will evoke the sites and sounds, the romance and whimsy of Ipanema and wing you off to simpler times with the subtle cadences of Portuguese floating through. No recording in recent years has captured the spirit of Bossa Nova like Rio. It's satisfying in every way, except that it leaves you wanting for more.