Citizens of Rio de Janeiro, or Cariocas, are known for their abiding joy, style, and inclination to let things take their natural course. While the music in this CD expresses all of these qualities, it also reflects the sophistication and sheer beauty of the city of Rio. Carioca the CD is a showcase for two immensely talented and highly respected Brazilian musicians and composers who had always wanted to make this record. Although Nonato Luiz and Túlio Mourão have toured extensively as a duo, they'd never managed to find the time to record until Caju got them into the studio. The results are simply sublime.