When I first listened to Tudo de Bom, I heard influences are Carols Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Elaine Elias. The disc is filled with the music of Brazil and the musicians haven't forget the music of their homeland. It is also amazing that this CD evolved from Hermento Pascoal, who upon reaching 60 in 1996, decided to compose one brief composition a day for an entire year. He wrote 366 compositions. Song #1, Bossa Nova is a dance song, heavy on the flute and melodic vocals, while Song #3, Bossa Nova, is slower, richer and darker. Song #4, is slow, and dissonate with emphasis on more guitar as the main instrument. Song #152, Choro fines you wanting to whistle or hum along to its very melodic beat. While Song #15, Valsa will have you on your feet and never wanting to sit down again. Everything about this CD is happy, fanciful and full of fun. If it's raining outside, put on Tudo de Bom on and wash your cares away until the sun comes out!