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Rendezvous in Rio

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Michael Franks' laid-back vocals have made him the choice of a new generation of cool school attendees. With Rendezvous in Rio, his debut release for Koch Records, Franks continuously shows why he is still at the top of his game with brand-new songs that will soothe, undo your stresses, or put you in a romantic mood. The various musical styles on the CD include two Brazilian sambas, one titled "Under the Sun," pointing you toward the Southern Hemisphere and the warmth of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. A master of phrasing and elongated notes, Franks tells his great stories in several tempos that literally have you wanted to take this journey with him. "Rendezvous in Rio" ...
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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Michael Franks' laid-back vocals have made him the choice of a new generation of cool school attendees. With Rendezvous in Rio, his debut release for Koch Records, Franks continuously shows why he is still at the top of his game with brand-new songs that will soothe, undo your stresses, or put you in a romantic mood. The various musical styles on the CD include two Brazilian sambas, one titled "Under the Sun," pointing you toward the Southern Hemisphere and the warmth of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. A master of phrasing and elongated notes, Franks tells his great stories in several tempos that literally have you wanted to take this journey with him. "Rendezvous in Rio" starts with Café's percussive whistle and the rhythmic flow of Romero Lubambo's guitar. Chris Hunter's sax and flute solos also heighten the imagery of Franks' sexy vocals. "The Cool School" starts with the beautiful guitar accompaniment of Chuck Loeb and continues under Franks' vocals with a hushed flow of cool/smooth riffs that make this song one of the best on the CD. With the artistry of such respected contemporary jazz artists as Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Chuck Loeb, and Alex Al and the lilt of the carnival whistle, Michael Franks has conspired to entertain you, and has succeeded. You're sure to enjoy this very special Rendezvous in Rio. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923996422
  • Catalog Number: 9964
  • Sales rank: 67,080

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franks Primary Artist, Vocals
Robbie Dupree Vocals, Background Vocals
Charles Blenzig Keyboards
Dwight Sills Guitar
Chris Hunter Flute, Saxophone
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
David Sancious Piano, Keyboards, Soloist
Jimmy Haslip Electric Bass
Gary Meek Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Alex Al Bass
Sergio Brandao Bass
Café Percussion
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Mike DeMicco Guitar, Soloist
Larry Hoppen Vocals
Romero Lubambo Guitar
Chuck Loeb Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Eric Marienthal Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Marotta Percussion, Drums
Scott Petito Bass, Keyboards
Leslie Ritter Background Vocals
Marc Shulman Guitar
Michael White Drums
Michael White Drums
Andy Suzuki Woodwind
Veronica Nunn Background Vocals
Wolfgang Haffner Drums
Roger Burn Piano, Keyboards, Vibes
Pamela Driggs Vocals
Brian Dunne Drums
Beth Reineke Background Vocals
Carmen Cuesta-Loeb Vocals
Technical Credits
Charles Blenzig Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Michael Franks Composer
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Percussion Programming
Jay Anderson Contributor
Jimmy Haslip Producer, Audio Production
Derek Jones Engineer
Chuck Loeb Arranger, Programming, Producer
Scott Petito Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Vocal Engineer
John Rosenberg Executive Producer
Rich Breen Engineer
Roger Burn Arranger
David Channing Engineer
Dan Beach Computer Editing
Willard Dyson Contributor
Ronaldo Bastos Composer
Megan Denver Art Direction
Sean Conly Contributor
Billy Arnold Contributor
Mark Anderson Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Gem

    His best album in years. If you like the beach and are a romantic, this album is for you.

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