A Brazilian Love Affair

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
George Duke had been fairly visible in the R&B world thanks to funk gems like "Reach for It" and "Dukey Stick" when he ventured to Rio to record A Brazilian Love Affair, a superb date employing such greats as singers Flora Purim and Milton Nascimento and percussionist Airto Moreira. Although not the return to instrumental jazz some hoped it would be, this heartfelt effort does contain its share of jazz-influenced material. From a jazz standpoint, the CD's most noteworthy songs include Nascimento's "Cravo e Canela," the charming "Brazilian Sugar," "Love Reborn," and the exuberant "Up from the Sea It Arose and Ate Rio in One Swift Bite." Meanwhile, Nascimento's vocal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
George Duke had been fairly visible in the R&B world thanks to funk gems like "Reach for It" and "Dukey Stick" when he ventured to Rio to record A Brazilian Love Affair, a superb date employing such greats as singers Flora Purim and Milton Nascimento and percussionist Airto Moreira. Although not the return to instrumental jazz some hoped it would be, this heartfelt effort does contain its share of jazz-influenced material. From a jazz standpoint, the CD's most noteworthy songs include Nascimento's "Cravo e Canela," the charming "Brazilian Sugar," "Love Reborn," and the exuberant "Up from the Sea It Arose and Ate Rio in One Swift Bite." Meanwhile, Nascimento's vocal on the ballad "Ao Que Vai Nascer" is a fine example of Brazilian pop at its most sensuous. But however one labels or categorizes this music, the album is clearly a labor of love from start to finish.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1983
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • EAN: 5099747128325
  • Catalog Number: 4712832
  • Sales rank: 40,064

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Duke Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Bells, Vibes, fender rhodes, oberheim, Orchestra Bells, Crumar
Milton Nascimento Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Toninho Horta Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Raul de Souza Trombone
Roland Bautista Guitar, Electric Guitar
Simone Vocals
Airto Moreira Percussion, Tambourine, Surdo, Shaker
Chico Batera Percussion, Bongos, Castanets, Conga, Triangle, Chekere, Agogo, Ganza, Tambur, Roto Toms
Lynn Davis Vocals
Sheila E. Bongos, Chimes, Timbales, Caixa, cowbell, Water Chimes
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Josie James Vocals
Jamil Joanes Bass
Ricky Lawson Drums
Byron Miller Bass
Flora Purim Vocals
Roberto Silva Drums, Caxixi, Agogo, talking drum, Tambur, Apito
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Flavio Faria Vocals
Lucinha Lins Vocals
Lucia Turbull Vocals
Zé Luis Vocals
Larry Williams Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Milton Nascimento Composer
George Duke Arranger, Composer, Producer
Murray Adler String Contractor
Brian Gardner Mastering
Kerry McNabb Engineer
John Snyder Reissue Producer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Allen Weinberg Art Direction
Gina Campanaro Packaging Manager
Vic Anesini Mastering
Scott H. Thompson Liner Notes
Fernando Brant Composer
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