Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

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All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
In this unusual pairing, German production team the Berman Brothers (real life brothers Christian and Frank Berman) set up shop in Rio de Janeiro to assemble this compilation of classic American songs set to Brazilian samba and bossa nova backing tracks. Somehow obtaining the rights to the original recordings of songs like Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," Billie Holiday's "You've Changed," and Sly & the Family Stone's "Family Affair," the Bermans have set the original vocal performances to lively new backing tracks by a crack band of Brazilian studio musicians, including legends like Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal. While many would consider this a novelty album of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Timothy Monger
In this unusual pairing, German production team the Berman Brothers (real life brothers Christian and Frank Berman) set up shop in Rio de Janeiro to assemble this compilation of classic American songs set to Brazilian samba and bossa nova backing tracks. Somehow obtaining the rights to the original recordings of songs like Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," Billie Holiday's "You've Changed," and Sly & the Family Stone's "Family Affair," the Bermans have set the original vocal performances to lively new backing tracks by a crack band of Brazilian studio musicians, including legends like Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal. While many would consider this a novelty album of sorts, the catalog of tunes they've chosen adapts quite well to the laid-back musical style, and hearing vintage Aretha Franklin and the Isley Brothers sing over tasteful tropical arrangements makes for a surprisingly enjoyable listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2014
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888430321427
  • Catalog Number: 303214
  • Sales rank: 13,015

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lovely Day - Studio Rio (3:57)
  2. 2 Walk On By - Studio Rio (3:20)
  3. 3 Sexual Healing - Studio Rio (4:09)
  4. 4 You've Changed - Studio Rio (3:46)
  5. 5 Family Affair - Studio Rio (3:50)
  6. 6 It's Your Thing - Studio Rio (3:06)
  7. 7 I've Got You Under My Skin - Studio Rio (3:10)
  8. 8 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Studio Rio (4:53)
  9. 9 I Can See Clearly Now - Studio Rio (3:11)
  10. 10 Take Five - Studio Rio (2:54)
  11. 11 Music To Watch Girls By - Studio Rio (3:01)
  12. 12 Summertime - Studio Rio (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Feldman Piano
Roberto Menescal Guitar
Itamar Assière Piano
Torcuato Mariano Guitar
Marcos Valle Piano, fender rhodes
Jurim Moreira Drums
Jorge Helder Bass
Marcelo Martins Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Paulo Calasans Piano
Jessé Sadoc Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mario Adnet Guitar
Henrique Band Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Rafael Vernet Piano
Sérgio Barrozo Bass
Marcos Nimrichter Piano
Andre Vasconcelos Bass
Paulo Braga Drums
Rodrigo Lopes Tenor Saxophone
Philip Doyle French Horn
Everson Moraes Trombone
Aquiles Moraes Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Antonio Neves Percussion, Drums
Josué Lopes Tenor Saxophone
Aldivas Lima Trombone
Pretinho Da Serrinha Percussion, Cavaquinho
Cleverson Silva Drums
José Calmon Percussion, Drums
José Arimatéa Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rodrigo Lopes Munhoz Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Dave Brubeck Composer
Paul Desmond Composer
Odell Brown Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Roberto Menescal Arranger
Adam Block Executive Producer
Hal David Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Torcuato Mariano Arranger
Johnny Nash Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Sid Ramin Composer
Skip Scarborough Composer
Marcos Valle Arranger
Tony Velona Composer
Mike Joyce Art Direction
David Ritz Composer
Bill Carey Composer
Carl Fischer Composer
The Berman Brothers Arranger, Producer, Concept
Rob Santos Executive Producer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Mario Adnet Arranger
Christian Berman Liner Notes
Frank Berman Liner Notes
Iola Brubeck Composer
Gabriel Pinheiro Engineer
Fabrício Matos Engineer
D. Dallas Composer
Sylvester Stewart Composer
Fabio Guimarães Engineer
Guilherme Tettamanti Engineer
Victor Pereira Borges Engineer
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