America/Brasil

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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
America/Brasil is a rollicking, celebratory album that keeps Herbie Mann on the winning streak he started with the release of Peace Pieces in 1995. Recorded during a week of concerts to mark his 65th birthday in April 1995, this disc is much stronger than its immediate predecessor, Celebration, also taken from the same week of live concert performances at New York's Blue Note jazz club. The material here is superb, and the playing top-notch. As the title implies, the emphasis here is on Mann's Brazilian side, but there are touches of the non-Brazilian with Bill Evans' "Peri's Scope" and Miles Davis' "All Blues." "Summertime" is recast in an Afro-Cuban mode with Paquito ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
America/Brasil is a rollicking, celebratory album that keeps Herbie Mann on the winning streak he started with the release of Peace Pieces in 1995. Recorded during a week of concerts to mark his 65th birthday in April 1995, this disc is much stronger than its immediate predecessor, Celebration, also taken from the same week of live concert performances at New York's Blue Note jazz club. The material here is superb, and the playing top-notch. As the title implies, the emphasis here is on Mann's Brazilian side, but there are touches of the non-Brazilian with Bill Evans' "Peri's Scope" and Miles Davis' "All Blues." "Summertime" is recast in an Afro-Cuban mode with Paquito D'Rivera sharing the solo space on alto sax. However, lengthy Brazilian showstoppers are placed at the beginning, middle, and end of this wonderful disc. The opening "Keep the Spirits Singing" is propelled by the polyrhythmic pulse of percussionists Cyro Baptista and "Café," and the 17-minute title track finale features trumpeters Randy Brecker and Claudio Roditi, trombonist Jim Pugh, and guitarist Romero Lubambo. Even with the all-star cast assembled for this special week of concerts, it's Herbie Mann himself whose playing shines the brightest throughout this recording, celebrating his past and affirming his place in the present as the finest flutist working in jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/1997
  • Label: Lightyear
  • UPC: 085365423329
  • Catalog Number: 54233
  • Sales rank: 241,878

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Keep The Spirits Singing (10:52)
  2. 2 Summertime (8:34)
  3. 3 Peri's Scope (6:38)
  4. 4 Baghdad/Candle Dance (2:06)
  5. 5 Ovo (7:30)
  6. 6 All Blues (9:46)
  7. 7 America/Brasil (17:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herbie Mann Primary Artist, Flute
Ron Carter Acoustic Bass
Paquito d'Rivera Alto Saxophone
Eddie Gomez Acoustic Bass
Bobby Watson Alto Saxophone
Ray Mantilla Percussion
Bruce Dunlap Guitar
Victor Lewis Drums
Mark Soskin Piano
Milton Cardona Percussion
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Sergio Brandao Bass
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Café Percussion
Adam Cruz Drums
Duduka Da Fonseca Drums
Larry Grenadier Acoustic Bass
Romero Lubambo Guitar
Nilson Matta Acoustic Bass
Jim Pugh Trombone
Claudio Roditi Trumpet
Edward Simon Piano
Paul Socolow Bass
Terell Stafford Trumpet
Billy Taylor Piano
Rick Sebastian Drums
Technical Credits
Ron Carter Contributor
Eddie Gomez Contributor
Herbie Mann Producer, Contributor
Ray Mantilla Contributor
Bruce Dunlap Contributor
Victor Lewis Contributor
Mark Soskin Contributor
Milton Cardona Contributor
Cyro Baptista Contributor
Sergio Brandao Contributor
Café Contributor
Adam Cruz Contributor
Duduka Da Fonseca Contributor
Larry Grenadier Contributor
Romero Lubambo Contributor
Nilson Matta Contributor
Kooster McAllister Engineer
Jim Pugh Contributor
Edward Simon Contributor
Paul Socolow Contributor
Terell Stafford Contributor
Paul Blakemore Engineer, Mastering
Sy Johnson Arranger
Rick Sebastian Contributor
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