Playful Heart

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The beloved Brazilian guitar legend's resumé is so chock-full of varied musical experiences -- jazz, pop, film scoring, ten years with Sergio Mendes -- that his brilliant solo efforts can't help but include informal homages to different eras of his life. He starts out here getting straight to the heart of the matter, paying tribute to his fellow countryman Antonio Carlos Jobim with a self-contained plucky guitar/vocal duet of "Waters of March," which includes spirited scat passages. He moves into samba mode for a lively medley of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker tunes, "Groovin' High/Whispering," deferring to Toots Thielemans' always engaging harmonica for melody as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The beloved Brazilian guitar legend's resumé is so chock-full of varied musical experiences -- jazz, pop, film scoring, ten years with Sergio Mendes -- that his brilliant solo efforts can't help but include informal homages to different eras of his life. He starts out here getting straight to the heart of the matter, paying tribute to his fellow countryman Antonio Carlos Jobim with a self-contained plucky guitar/vocal duet of "Waters of March," which includes spirited scat passages. He moves into samba mode for a lively medley of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker tunes, "Groovin' High/Whispering," deferring to Toots Thielemans' always engaging harmonica for melody as he harmonizes gently; then they switch roles. His other medley is a wilder, more percussive mix of a standard and an original, "Lorry's Swing/Autumn Leaves." Mixing modes, tempos, and moods, he mines standards "Watch What Happens," "My Foolish Heart" and Brazilian classics more by Jobim and Luiz Bonfá, and offers a dreamy take on "The Fool on the Hill," the Beatles song that Mendes made a famous cover of. No matter the rhythm pattern, outside percussion influence, or ensemble contribution Don Grusin and Gary Meek make notable contributions, the soul of each tune is Castro-Neves' precise, melodic strings. From the diversity of this disc, it's clear he has a lot of beautiful memories to play with.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Mack Avenue
  • UPC: 673203101128
  • Catalog Number: 31011
  • Sales rank: 82,355

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Castro-Neves Primary Artist
Don Grusin Piano
Gary Meek Woodwind
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Carlos Del Rosario Bass, Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Luiz Bonfá Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Jimmy Giuffre Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Don Grusin Engineer
Lucio Dalla Composer
Oscar Castro-Neves Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Richard H. Coburn Composer
Luigi Creatore Composer
Jacques Demy Composer
Geoff Gillette Engineer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Stix Hooper Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Hugo Peretti Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Vincent Rose Composer
Ned Washington Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Yutaka Yokokura Engineer
Victor Young Composer
Matt Carter Engineer
John Schonberger Composer
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