Boca Do Rio

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
San Francisco's Boca Do Rio gives another twist to the idea of a Brazilian-American third stream indeed, its name means "mouth of the river" in Portuguese, coming up with a gently grooving yet surprisingly original sound in its debut album. Boca Do Rio's leader and driving creative force Kevin Welch comes by his Brazilian passions honestly, having lived under the equator and completed doctoral work on Brazilian ecology at UC Davis. He also found time to absorb the Brazilian musical ethos, but doesn't let that knowledge inhibit him, coming up with some infectious tracks that avoid clichés and borrow freely from North America without overwhelming the Brazilian roots ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
San Francisco's Boca Do Rio gives another twist to the idea of a Brazilian-American third stream indeed, its name means "mouth of the river" in Portuguese, coming up with a gently grooving yet surprisingly original sound in its debut album. Boca Do Rio's leader and driving creative force Kevin Welch comes by his Brazilian passions honestly, having lived under the equator and completed doctoral work on Brazilian ecology at UC Davis. He also found time to absorb the Brazilian musical ethos, but doesn't let that knowledge inhibit him, coming up with some infectious tracks that avoid clichés and borrow freely from North America without overwhelming the Brazilian roots check out the solid dancehall groove in "Pra Bahia". He writes intriguing, tuneful original material, rambling all over the place from his passions for ecology "Sweet Seed", economic reform "Os Outros Malandros" "The Other Thieves", enjoying life "Beija Quem", and even Greek mythology "Eurydice Arising" is a gorgeous example of that to the usual all-purpose topic of love. Welch's bright tenor-pitched singing voice isn't all that distinctive but he uses it confidently, moving easily and capably back and forth between English and Portuguese. Welch's Brazilian and American cohorts -- six regular bandmembers including himself, and five guests hired for the sessions -- give him a wide palette of sounds to play with, and some good jazz licks turn up from them in open spaces. Definitely worth several spins on your local world music radio outlet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2007
  • Label: Vagabundo Records
  • UPC: 709363729527
  • Catalog Number: 4
  • Sales rank: 316,418

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time Alone (4:16)
  2. 2 Sweet Seed (5:09)
  3. 3 Pra Bahia (3:45)
  4. 4 Eurydice Arising (6:08)
  5. 5 Os Outros Malandros (5:10)
  6. 6 Não Me Atrevo (5:11)
  7. 7 My Samba (4:13)
  8. 8 Shades of Burgundy (4:59)
  9. 9 Samba Funeral (3:44)
  10. 10 Beija Quem (4:37)
  11. 11 Perto Da Fogueira (2:52)
  12. 12 Mulher Preguiçosa (4:18)
  13. 13 Atabaque (4:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boca Do Rio Primary Artist
Kevin Welch Guitar
Rick Elmore Trombone
Julie Wolf Accordion
Jon Evans Bass Guitar
Jacob Elijah Aginsky Organ, Piano, Voices, Group Member
Ches Smith Drums
Dan Foltz Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Alex Calatayud Percussion, Pandeiro, Group Member
James Henry Conga
Larry De La Cruz Percussion
Coco Finaldi Background Vocals
Alex Calatayud Pandeiro
Technical Credits
Kevin Welch Audio Production
Jon Evans Audio Production
Tardon Feathered Mastering
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