Music is indeed a universal language. I don’t know any Portuguese but it doesn’t stand in my way of appreciating this album. Sounds wonderful and warm on vinyl and the fading notes are gripping. First track is – The Girl From Ipanema and the first part of the song is sung in Portuguese by guitarist/singer João Gilberto, the second in English by his ex-wife Astrud who had never sung professionally before this recording. Wow!