Red Hot + Rio

Red Hot + Rio

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Now this is an interesting project; Brazilian standards and newly-composed music interpreted or transfigured by the old masters, rock stars and cutting-edge '90s musicians - with all the proceeds going to fight the spread of AIDS. What is so remarkable about this album is how wholeheartedly the younger musicians relate to the cruising Brazilian ethos, often without… See more details below

Overview

Now this is an interesting project; Brazilian standards and newly-composed music interpreted or transfigured by the old masters, rock stars and cutting-edge '90s musicians - with all the proceeds going to fight the spread of AIDS. What is so remarkable about this album is how wholeheartedly the younger musicians relate to the cruising Brazilian ethos, often without taking the edge off their own idioms. That results in some delightful surprise teamings; rock's George Michael's astoundingly authentic leap into the spirit of "Desafinado" in tandem with Astrud Gilberto, PM Dawn's fusion with Airto and Floria Purim on "Non-Fiction Burning, "and retro-rock band Stereolab's quirky Moog-laced meeting with the fanciful flute of Herbie Mann on "One Note Samba/Surfboard." Another high point - singers Cesaria Evora and Caetano Veloso teaming up with Yellow Magic Orchestra keyboardist Ryuichi Sakamoto for a pounding, high-tech yet emotional "E Preciso Perdoar." One of the most beautiful compositions is also one of the newest; multi-instrumentalist Money Mark's echt-Brazilian "Use Your Head" that leads off the album. There are very few misfires; one is a lame "Aguas de Marco" where the Talking Heads' David Byrne again proves that he shouldn't be let anywhere near Latin music. A few of the tracks are donations made before the project's conception (Milton Nascimento's lovely vocalise "Dancing...") and there is a touching duet between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Sting on "How Insensitive." As a final production touch, some of the tracks are separated by brief collages of sound that serve as grungy interludes. Anyone with open ears, an adventurous spirit, and a bent for Brazilian music should sample this album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1996
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731453318328
catalogNumber:
533183

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

William Galison   Harmonica
Mad Professor   Percussion,Drums,Track Performer
Alcione   Tambourine
Milton Nascimento   Vocals,Track Performer
Caetano Veloso   Vocals,Track Performer
David Byrne   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Everything But the Girl   Track Performer
George Michael   Vocals,Track Performer
Sting   Vocals,Track Performer
Ana Caram   Vocals,Track Performer
Ron Carter   Bass
Gilberto Gil   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals,Track Performer
Herbie Mann   Flute,Track Performer
Marc Ribot   Guitar
Marisa Monte   Vocals,Track Performer
Tracey Thorn   Vocals
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Track Performer
Fabio   Repique
Stereolab   Track Performer
Cesaria Evora   Bass,Track Performer
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
Paulinho Braga   Drums
Hugh Burns   Guitar
C-N-A   Synthesizer,Wurlitzer
Chris Cameron   Keyboards
Danilo Caymmi   Flute
Crystal Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Snake Davis   Flute
De   Acoustic Guitar
Bebel Gilberto   Vocals,Track Performer
Mary Hansen   Vocals
Graham Harvey   Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Andy Hess   Bass
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Paulo Jobim   Acoustic Guitar
Liminha   Bass,Sampling
Stuart Matthewman   Multi Instruments
Jaques Morelenbaum   Cello
Money Mark   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Track Performer
P.M. Dawn   Track Performer
Flora Purim   Track Performer
Robertinho Silva   Drums
Ronaldo   Percussion
Philippe Saisse   Keyboards
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Keyboards,Track Performer
Vanderlei Silva   Percussion
Arnie Somogyi   Upright Bass
Cazuza   Track Performer
Maucha Adnet   Vocals
Alex Meirelles   Keyboards
Tulio Mourao   Keyboards
Pato   Tambourine
Maxwell   Vocals,Track Performer
Chico Science   Vocals
Prince Be   Vocals
DJ Soul Slinger   Track Performer
Vinicius Cantuaria   Guitar,Percussion,Viola
Joao Baptista   Bass
Simone Caymmi   Vocals
Elizabeth Jobim   Vocals
Paula Morelenbaum   Vocals
Ana Lontra Jobim   Vocals
Toca Ogam   Percussion
Gilmar Bolla   Tambor
Ze Campos   Snare Drums
Alexandre Dengue   Bass
Cazuza Gilberto   Vocals
Derrick Litchmore   Bass,Drums
Dari Moraes   Mandolin
Hugo Vargas Pilger   Cello
Tião   Repique
Totinho   Surdo
Waltinho   Snare Drums
Marcelo Wig   Percussion
Tuca   Cuica
Mussum   Tambourine,Snare Drums
Alfred Ortiz   Percussion
Lúcio Maia   Guitar
André Gordo   Surdo
Andy Hamilton   Saxophone
Funk 'N Lata   Track Performer
Jorge Ferreira da Silva   Repique
Jorge du Peixe   Tambor
Richard Bailey   Drums

Technical Credits

William Galison   Contributor
Mad Professor   Engineer
Everything But the Girl   Contributor
George Michael   Producer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Herbie Mann   Contributor
Arto Lindsay   Producer
Stereolab   Producer
Fernando Aponte   Engineer
C-N-A   Programming,Producer
Mario Caldato   Producer,Engineer
Camus Mare Celli   Producer,Engineer
Simon Cotsworth   Engineer
Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Marcio Ferreira   Production Director
John Gallen   Engineer
Tim Gane   Contributor
Pete Gleadall   Producer
Goh Hotoda   Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Paulo Jobim   Producer
Andres Levin   Producer
Liminha   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Wanderley Loureiro   Engineer
Stuart Matthewman   Producer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick   Producer
Vaughn Merrick   Engineer
Peter Mew   Mastering
Jaques Morelenbaum   Producer
Sean O'Hagan   Contributor
Edy Oliveira   Engineer
P.M. Dawn   Producer
Flora Purim   Contributor,Vocal Effect
Andy Ramsay   Contributor
Laetitia Sadier   Contributor
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Producer
Paul Tipler   Engineer
Ben Watt   Programming,Sound Effects,Producer,beats
Paul Gomersall   Engineer
Chris Tergesen   Engineer
Chico Science   Producer
DJ Soul Slinger   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Scott Hull   Engineer
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Daniel Jobim   Producer
Luis Paulo Serafim   Engineer
Eduardo Bid   Producer,Engineer
Paul Blakemore   Engineer
Toca Ogam   Sound Effects
Luiz Guilherme d'Orey   Engineer
Rick Fossen   Engineer
Luiz Guilherme   Engineer
Paulo Lima   Contributor,Studio Supervisor
Joao Magalhaes   Engineer
Ivo Meirelles   Arranger,Producer
Renato "Big Pig" Munhoz   Engineer
Bruno "Papa Mouse" Rodrigues   Engineer
Musze   Producer
Marco Aurelio   Engineer
Ronaldo Lima   Engineer
Roberto Marquies   Mastering
Nação Zumbi   Producer
Michael Fossenkemper   Engineer
Eduardo Costa   Engineer

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