4 Friends

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
4 Friends is a pleasant set of happy jazz, with each of keyboardist Marcos Ariel's 11 originals being quite cheerful and largely uneventful. All of the selections clock in between 3:37 and 4:48, neither Ariel or guitarist Ricardo Silveira sound like they are taking any chances in their solos if they made an error, no doubt it would be "corrected" in the mix, and everything sounds so mellow. Some of the music is taken at a medium-tempo groove, some numbers are more bossa nova-oriented, and there are some pretty ballads. The musicianship is impeccable and all of the music sounds "perfect," but predictable and lacking any real spontaneity. Clearly, this release is aimed toward...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
4 Friends is a pleasant set of happy jazz, with each of keyboardist Marcos Ariel's 11 originals being quite cheerful and largely uneventful. All of the selections clock in between 3:37 and 4:48, neither Ariel or guitarist Ricardo Silveira sound like they are taking any chances in their solos if they made an error, no doubt it would be "corrected" in the mix, and everything sounds so mellow. Some of the music is taken at a medium-tempo groove, some numbers are more bossa nova-oriented, and there are some pretty ballads. The musicianship is impeccable and all of the music sounds "perfect," but predictable and lacking any real spontaneity. Clearly, this release is aimed toward the commercial market and lite-jazz radio airplay, succeeding at its apparent goal of being pleasant background music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Tenure Records
  • UPC: 633367771025
  • Catalog Number: 7710
  • Sales rank: 162,148

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Canto Da Paz - Joao Baptista (4:52)
  2. 2 Bossa Love - Joao Baptista (4:12)
  3. 3 Ipanema Curves - Joao Baptista (4:35)
  4. 4 Don Azimuth - Joao Baptista (3:37)
  5. 5 Passionate Eyes - Joao Baptista (4:08)
  6. 6 Maracajazz - Joao Baptista (4:11)
  7. 7 Le Café - Joao Baptista (4:41)
  8. 8 Afternoon Breeze - Joao Baptista (4:25)
  9. 9 Yellow Train - Joao Baptista (3:48)
  10. 10 Rhapsody in Rio - Joao Baptista (4:13)
  11. 11 Summer Happiness - Joao Baptista (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marcos Ariel Primary Artist, Keyboards
Ricardo Silveira Strings
Jurim Moreira Drums
Joao Baptista Double Bass
Technical Credits
Marcos Ariel Composer, Audio Production
Marco Antonio Engineer
Juan Carlos Quintero Executive Producer
Joao Baptista Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
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