Rhythms

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
While Badi Assad isn't a jazz singer per se, the singer/acoustic guitarist clearly thrives on improvisation and spontaneity. This is no doubt one of the main reasons she ended up on the jazz-oriented Chesky Records. When Rhythms was recorded at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New York, Chesky treated the project much as it would treat a jazz recording -- the tape was rolling, and Assad was encouraged to simply let loose and blow. No overdubbing took place, and this very honest and straightforward approach makes for a riveting listen on songs by Chico César, Marco Pereira and other Brazilian composers. Although the vast majority of her influences are Brazilian, Assad's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
While Badi Assad isn't a jazz singer per se, the singer/acoustic guitarist clearly thrives on improvisation and spontaneity. This is no doubt one of the main reasons she ended up on the jazz-oriented Chesky Records. When Rhythms was recorded at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New York, Chesky treated the project much as it would treat a jazz recording -- the tape was rolling, and Assad was encouraged to simply let loose and blow. No overdubbing took place, and this very honest and straightforward approach makes for a riveting listen on songs by Chico César, Marco Pereira and other Brazilian composers. Although the vast majority of her influences are Brazilian, Assad's Lebanese heritage is a definite advantage on the magnificent and varied Rhythms.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/1995
  • Label: Chesky Records
  • UPC: 090368013729
  • Catalog Number: 137
  • Sales rank: 196,013

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pulo Do Gato (5:04)
  2. 2 À Gandáia Das Ondas/Beppo (6:30)
  3. 3 À Primeira Vista (3:10)
  4. 4 O Choro de Juliana (3:02)
  5. 5 Rhythms (2:19)
  6. 6 Song for Badi (3:39)
  7. 7 Bate-Coxa (2:34)
  8. 8 Feixe (3:48)
  9. 9 Quase Um Funk P'ra Badi/Vírus (3:51)
  10. 10 Laser (3:37)
  11. 11 Ica (3:53)
  12. 12 Pau Brasil (3:12)
  13. 13 Moods (7:50)
  14. 14 Carta a l'Exili (2:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Badi Assad Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Miguel Kertsman Producer, Engineer, Mastering
David Chesky Executive Producer
Badi Assad Arranger, Liner Notes
Cyro Baptista Arranger
Norman Chesky Executive Producer
Bob Katz Engineer
Chico César Arranger
Carlinhos Antunes Arranger
Richard Zuluaga Artwork, Art Direction
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