It’s going on 30 years since Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, the core of Minas, settled down in leafy Lansdowne. Without them and their bottomless well of Brazilian music, one wonders what Philly’s robust scene would look like today. Not that Minas are homebodies. Name a part of the world and Haddad has a touring anecdote for it. And during their travels they’ve found that 1964’s Getz/Gilberto — which introduced the world to songs like “Girl from Ipanema” — is pretty much universally beloved. Recently revisiting saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto’s classic, Minas discovered that over the years of crowds demanding peppy dances, they had considerably upped the tempo from the originals. But Getz/Gilberto casts a spell, says Haddad: “The vibe puts you into almost a sacred trance.” Minas has vowed to revert to the original settings, if only for one night. Joined by brothers Alejandro and Leonardo Lucini on drums and bass, and Andrew Neu on sax, they will interpret the whole album, interwoven with a few of their originals.
Sun., Nov. 11, 8 p.m., $20, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.