The Bossa Project

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 700261240985
  • Catalog Number: 5637452146
  • Sales rank: 190,181

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Man and a Woman (3:15)
  2. 2 The Possibility of Life (4:15)
  3. 3 Aguas de Marco (3:57)
  4. 4 Girl Talk (2:20)
  5. 5 Samba in Your Life (2:30)
  6. 6 Nice 'N' Easy (3:46)
  7. 7 Send Rain (3:59)
  8. 8 Speak Low (4:15)
  9. 9 Haute Girl (3:36)
  10. 10 Girl Talk (3:24)
  11. 11 Nice 'N' Easy (3:14)
  12. 12 Samba in Your Life (3:05)
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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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