About Milton (Odeon, 1970)
By Jimi Joe
The first consistent manifestation of the Gerais sound, the union of oxcarts with the Beatles. Milton Nascimento’s voice immortalizing pieces of Brazil on the air. An American critic wrote about a Brazilian legend, according to which Milton made a pact at a crossroads: as long as the 1970s lasted, he would reign. When the 70s were over, they would possess him forever.
In: Radio 107.1 FM, Porto Alegre

About the album Gil & Milton
By Carlos Calado
It would be normal to expect a meeting as significant for Brazilian popular music as the one between Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento to be commemorated with a monumental mega-production. Fortunately, the maturity of being in their 60s seems to have led the musicians from Bahia and Minas Gerais (honorarily) to prioritize spontaneity and musical affinity over pomp.
In: The website Clique Music, 10/25/2000

About Milton Nascimento
“Milton Nascimento is, probably, the greatest Brazilian composer after Jobim/Gilberto”
Paul Simon

“If God sung, it would be with Milton’s voice”
Elis Regina

“The word inventive does not define him as well as the word original, and he is, by himself, a movement.”
Caetano Veloso

About the CD Pietá
By Marco Antonio Barbosa
In form and content, Pietá represents a great step forward in Milton Nascimento’s career, which risked, at the start of this third millennium, being left behind in terms of creativity by other MPB figureheads. Drawing from the original Clube da Esquina spirit, Milton surrounded himself with young talents and knew how to use this youth to revitalize his music. The result is his most vigorous record in many years: maybe since the last Clube da Esquina, of 1978. Letting his natural affinity with sonorities such as pop and jazz sound fluidly, in the hands of arranger Eumir Deodato (who worked with the singer in the 1960s), Milton concentrates on singing, with excellent results. The integration with the newcomers (some not so new) is also spontaneous and seamless. On top of all this, a healthy disposition to avoid repetition, even when revisiting composition and rhythm styles already familiar to those who know his career well.
In: The website Clique Music 07/21/2003