Rio Days, Rio Nights

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Judith Schlesinger
Paula Robison, the acclaimed classical flutist, joins with some highly accomplished musicians to produce this tuneful collection of 17 pieces. She's in good company -- Romero Lubambo's elegant, tasteful guitar and Cyro Baptista's imaginative, responsive percussion have made them both first-call players among Brazilian artists, and the talented Brandao is gaining a reputation for his bass playing here, he also doubles on the "cavaquinho," the native ukulele. The material varies from traditional chorus to modern sambas, and tracks are short: nine of the them under three minutes long. Robison has an immaculate yet accessible tone; here, framed by the gentle tropical ...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Judith Schlesinger
Paula Robison, the acclaimed classical flutist, joins with some highly accomplished musicians to produce this tuneful collection of 17 pieces. She's in good company -- Romero Lubambo's elegant, tasteful guitar and Cyro Baptista's imaginative, responsive percussion have made them both first-call players among Brazilian artists, and the talented Brandao is gaining a reputation for his bass playing here, he also doubles on the "cavaquinho," the native ukulele. The material varies from traditional chorus to modern sambas, and tracks are short: nine of the them under three minutes long. Robison has an immaculate yet accessible tone; here, framed by the gentle tropical rhythms, she sounds like a drink of cool water at the jungle's edge. She plays everything straight -- there's no "wailing" on this one, with any improvisatory soul provided by Baptista and Lubambo, as far as the time will allow. A few tracks are rather folk-dancey, but there's also a lilting tune by Djavan, "Double Samba," and two rarely recorded Jobim gems: the haunting "Rain in the Rose Garden," where Baptista is particularly evocative on rainstick, and "Rio Sky," a languid and lovely duet between Robison and Lubambo. Other highlights include the merry "A Party at the Hotel Gloria," complete with samba whistles and singing guests, and two intriguing "Birdsongs": the "wistful" and the "naughty," where Robison experiments with some electronic effects. A light and sunny Brazilian buffet.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1998
  • Label: Arabesque Recordings
  • UPC: 026724020025
  • Catalog Number: 2002

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paula Robison Primary Artist, Flute, Piccolo, Vocals, Track Performer
Cyro Baptista Percussion, Vocals
Sergio Brandao Electric Bass, Vocals, Cavaquinho
Romero Lubambo Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Robert P. Crease Vocals
Stephanie Stein Crease Vocals
Technical Credits
Paula Robison Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Cyro Baptista Arranger, Producer
Sergio Brandao Arranger, Producer
Romero Lubambo Arranger, Producer
Adam Abeshouse Remixing, Remastering
Ellie Hughes Art Direction
Franko Caligiuri Art Direction
Daniel Chriss Production Director
Marvin M. Reiss Executive Producer
Lou Holtzman Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Stephanie Stein Crease Liner Notes
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously