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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
     

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
 
After bouncing around Philips, Atlantic, and Capitol playing Brazilian jazz or searching for an ideal blend of Brazilian and American pop, Sergio Mendes struck gold on his first try at A&M (then not much more than the home of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and the Baja Marimba Band

Overview

After bouncing around Philips, Atlantic, and Capitol playing Brazilian jazz or searching for an ideal blend of Brazilian and American pop, Sergio Mendes struck gold on his first try at A&M (then not much more than the home of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and the Baja Marimba Band). He came up with a marvelously sleek, sexy formula: dual American female voices singing in English and Portuguese over a nifty three-man bossa nova rhythm/vocal section and Mendes' distinctly jazz-oriented piano, performing tight, infectious arrangements of carefully chosen tunes from Brazil, the U.S., and the U.K. The hit was Jorge Ben's "Mas Que Nada," given a catchy, tight bossa nova arrangement with the voice of Lani Hall soaring above the swinging rhythm section. But other tracks leap out as well; the obvious rouser is the Brazilian go-go treatment of the Beatles' "Day Tripper," but the sultry treatment of Henry Mancini's "Slow Hot Wind" and the rapid-fire "Tim Dom Dom" also deserve mention.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0602517052482
catalogNumber:
000742802
Rank:
4347

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Performance Credits

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66   Primary Artist
Sergio Mendes   Keyboards,Vocals
Lani Hall   Vocals
Bob Matthews   Bass,Vocals
João Palma   Drums
Jose Soares   Percussion,Vocals
Janis Hansen   Vocals

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Sergio Mendes   Arranger
Jorge Ben   Composer
Herb Alpert   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Julius Wechter   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Baden Powell   Composer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Bob Weinstein   Composer
Jayme Silva   Composer
Neuza Teixeira   Composer
João Mello   Composer

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