New bossa Sorte! is the first collaboration between Latin Grammy nominee John Finbury and Afro-Brazilian singer-songwriter-actress Thalma de Freitas, whose early co-writing credits include Brazilian household names like João Donato and Céu.


Sorte! is a love letter about serendipity, how "great mistakes also mean luck", uplifting the feelings of trust in the Universe, which always has our back and conspires in favor of Love. The classic explanation of serendipity reads “Luck is when opportunity finds us prepared “.


The project, named Thalma De Freitas & Alma Brasileira, was produced by Latin Grammy winner Emilio D. Miler, who assembled an all-star band for this recording, featuring:


Vitor Gonçalves - piano & rhodes

Chico Pinheiro - guitar

John Patitucci - bass

Duduka da Fonseca - drums

Airto Moreira - percussion



music by John Finbury

lyrics by Thalma de Freitas

produced by Emilio D. Miler