Brazil Chill

Brazil Chill

by Bob Baldwin
     
 
Over the past 15 years or so, the Atlanta-based keyboardist has made his way into the smooth jazz elite via a series of funky rhythm and jazz projects on mostly indie labels. Several of his recordings featured hints at his quiet but steady love affair with all things Brazilian, and here on his A440 Music debut, that quiet obsession becomes the magnificent focus. Not

Overview

Over the past 15 years or so, the Atlanta-based keyboardist has made his way into the smooth jazz elite via a series of funky rhythm and jazz projects on mostly indie labels. Several of his recordings featured hints at his quiet but steady love affair with all things Brazilian, and here on his A440 Music debut, that quiet obsession becomes the magnificent focus. Not content to simply be an American emulating the music from afar, Baldwin creates a joyful celebration of the culture's deep and diverse rhythms by recording the date in Rio de Janeiro with a host of percussive minded native musicians. Finding his own American smooth jazz meets the Rio groove thing somewhere between jolts of "Cafezinho" and the hardcore percussion forest of "Carnival," Baldwin jams with saxophonist Leo Gandelman, guitarist Torcquato Mariano, keyboardist Marcos Ariel (playing flute here), bassist Alex Malhieros, vocalist Zolea Ohizep and a handful of top drummers and percussionists--Café, Armando Marcal, Ivan Conte and Juliano Zanoni. Rather than simply fashion a collection of great tunes, Baldwin's intent is to create an entire Brazilian mood from start to finish. But there are concessions to his own native land. A return trip to Manhattan inspired the urban groove driven "New York Samba," driven by Café's seductive percussion textures. And amidst the exotica of the South American journey is the in the pocket, blues flavored smooth jazz ballad "Sho Nuff," featuring guest sax star Jeff Kashiwa.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2004
Label:
A440 Records
UPC:
0821254403429
catalogNumber:
544034

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Baldwin   Primary Artist,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices,fender rhodes,String Bass,Dialogue,Street Sounds
Jeff Jenkins   Saxophone
Marcos Ariel   Flute,Soloist
Alex Malheiros   Bass
Ivan Conti   Drums
Café   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Street Sounds
Leo Gandelman   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Ronald Jenkins   Bass
Jeff Kashiwa   Saxophone
Armando Marçal   Percussion,Vocals,Caxixi,Pandeiro,Repique,Quica
Torcuato Mariano   Guitar
Phil Hamilton   Guitar
Carlos Dasilva   Percussion,Bongos
Délia Fischer   Melodica,Soloist
Zoiea Ohizep   Vocals
Juliano Zanoni   Percussion,Drums
Tony Clarke   cowbell,Street Sounds
Dennis Johnson   Drums,Dialogue,Street Sounds
Ragan Whiteside   Flute

Technical Credits

Bob Baldwin   Composer,Producer
Tony Clark   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Roy Matthews   Engineer
Arthur Ross   Composer
Kent Anderson   Executive Producer
Roy Mathews   Engineer
Zoiea Ohizep   Composer
Dennis Johnson   Producer,Engineer
Caryl Lucas   Publicity
Daniel Musy   Engineer
Patricia Vogt   Graphic Design
Dennis Johnson   Producer

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