New York City

New York City

by Brazilian Girls
     
 

On their third album, the ever eclectic Brazilian Girls return to the joyful bohemian groove magic of their debut. Most importantly, they once again make it sound effortless and play their downtown worldbeat loose rather than lazy, making their loft music more welcoming than it was on Talk to La Bomb, the too clever sophomoreSee more details below

Overview

On their third album, the ever eclectic Brazilian Girls return to the joyful bohemian groove magic of their debut. Most importantly, they once again make it sound effortless and play their downtown worldbeat loose rather than lazy, making their loft music more welcoming than it was on Talk to La Bomb, the too clever sophomore effort that suffered from a slight case of entitlement. Here, the meticulously arranged opener, "St. Petersburg," announces that the Girls are out to earn their accolades this time as soundtrack music, tribal beats, and shuffling jazz all pass under Sabina Sciubba's intoxicating vocals. When she offers "Here is your anthem/Now go to hell," it's plain to see that the playfulness and cool flippancy are back, too, something that makes the singalong highlight "Ricardo" such a good-time single, perfect for chic summery weekends. "Internacional" is "Peter Gunn Theme" versus any given Serge Gainsbourg song, and when tubas meet Sciubba's tongue-rolling pronouncement of "Berlin," the track of the same name becomes something like a new wave revival of the musical Cabaret. Rounding out this unclassifiable effort are peaceful moments like "L'Interprete" and electronica-aware pop songs like "I Want Out," plus plenty of Astrud Gilberto-inspired numbers that explain why this group of non-Brazilian musicians gets to use the "B" word. With Brazilian Girls' sense of wonder and love of musical globe-trotting as strong as ever, New York City is a welcome return to form for this very special group.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2008
Label:
Verve Forecast
UPC:
0602517643475
catalogNumber:
001092902

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brazilian Girls   Primary Artist
Baaba Maal   Vocals
Clark Gayton   Tuba
Michael Irwin   Trumpet,Cornet
Doug Wieselman   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Wollesen   Conductor,Bass Drums
Didi Gutman   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Richard Marriott   Trombone
Mauro Refosco   Percussion
Mike "Love" Williams   Bass Trumpet
Aaron Johnston   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Sabina Sciubba   Vocals,Group Member
Steven Bernstein   Peck Horn
Byron Isaacs   Bass
Jesse Murphy   Bass
Héctor Castillo   Background Vocals
Daniel Jodocy   Snare Drums
Jonathon Haffner   Alto Saxophone
Dalius Naujo   Snare Drums
Jennifer Harris   Cymbals

Technical Credits

Baaba Maal   Composer
Barry Reynolds   Composer
William Paden Hensley   Digital Editing
Didi Gutman   Composer,Programming
Chris Athens   Mastering
Hollis King   Art Direction
Aaron Johnston   Composer
Sabina Sciubba   Composer
Kenji Shimoda   Engineer
Jesse Murphy   Composer
Dahlia Ambach Caplin   Executive Producer
Héctor Castillo   Producer,Engineer
Dan Bora   Engineer
Michael Trepagnier   Engineer
Adam Thompson   Engineer
Anne Metz   Cover Design
Petar Timotic   Paintings

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