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Bossa Project
     

The Bossa Project

by Robert Lamm
 
Although Robert Lamm, singer/songwriter/pianist of Chicago, has revealed a taste for Latin music among many other styles in his songs (e.g., "Another Rainy Day in New York City"), this solo album is a considerable departure for him. It is what it says it is, a collection of bossa nova arrangements on which Lamm serves as singer. The other

Overview

Although Robert Lamm, singer/songwriter/pianist of Chicago, has revealed a taste for Latin music among many other styles in his songs (e.g., "Another Rainy Day in New York City"), this solo album is a considerable departure for him. It is what it says it is, a collection of bossa nova arrangements on which Lamm serves as singer. The other major force in the project is John Van Eps, who plays piano, percussion, bass, and "orchestral programming," in addition to arranging and producing. (He also wrote "Samba in Your Life" and co-wrote "Haute Girl" with Lamm.) On his previous solo albums, Lamm has staked out a musical personality similar but not identical to the one he occupies in Chicago, largely writing his own pop
ock songs. Here, although he does have three writing credits, he is largely a vocalist. For that, he uses his conversational midrange, taking it, as one song title put it, "Nice 'n' Easy," but observing the Latin rhythms and managing to get through all the words on the potential tongue twisters "A Man and a Woman" (the theme from the 1966 Claude Lelouch movie) and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Aguas de Marco." This may be a busman's holiday for a rock singer/songwriter, but it may also suggest an alternate career path, and at very least demonstrates Lamm's versatility.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2008
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0700261240985
catalogNumber:
5637452146
Rank:
155767

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Lamm   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ross Traut   Guitar
Larry Klimas   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Samuels   Vibes
John Van Eps   Bass,Percussion,Piano

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Robert Lamm   Composer,Producer
Francis Lai   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Hank Linderman   Engineer
John Van Eps   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestra Production
Bobby Woods   Graphic Design
Jerry Keller   Composer
Pierre Barouh   Composer
Lew Spence   Composer
Stephane Guyot   Engineer

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