The list of musicians born or raised in the Tijuca district of Rio de Janeiro is long and illustrious and includes names that have shaped Brazilian music: Tom Jobim, Roberto Carlos, Tim Maia, Milton Nascimento, Jorge Ben or Erasmo Carlos ? to mention but a few. We can now add to that list another name: Werther. In 1970, a man by that name recorded an album unique in it's personality, it's honesty, and it's lack of pretense. In a time when Bossa Nova had become a global phenomenon and it's main characters were already household names in Brazil, Werther assembled a collection of songs that uncannily ? almost naively ? remind us of the time when Bossa Nova was just a group of youngsters making music. His songs are about simple things: bohemian life, the sea, love.