by Milton Nascimento

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The list of prominent North American and British fans of Milton Nascimento continues to grow almost exponentially -- and as a result, his first album for Warner Bros, recorded in Rio, New York, Pittsburgh and L.A., has a longer guest list than ever before. On the jazz side, Wayne Shorter reunites with his Brazilian soulmate on two tracks, his beam-of-light soprano soaring brightly, and a quintet containing Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, and Robertinho Silva sails magnificently through two early Nascimento classics: "Vera Cruz" and "Novena" (his first song ever). On the rock side, Nascimento pays homage to the Beatles -- who are as powerful an influence on his album conceptions and sound as anyone -- with a drawn-out, orchestrally backed "Hello Goodbye," and Peter Gabriel lends his voice to the lovely "Qualquer Coisa a Haver Com o Paraiso." Another worthwhile experiment is the convincing transformation of James Taylor's "Only a Dream in Rio," with Taylor's distinctive voice on hand with both English and Portuguese lyrics. But the state of Nascimento's songwriting imagination remains in a moderate slump, made glaringly evident by the inclusion of so much superior early music. Having made his mark as a great songwriter, Nascimento had evolved into a gifted, meticulous record maker, and alas, we have a far, far greater quantity of the latter than the former these days.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/1994
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624549925
catalogNumber: 45499

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Milton Nascimento   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Concertina,Vocals
Naná Vasconcelos   Percussion
Jon Anderson   Vocals
James Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Phil Bodner   Clarinet
Ron Carter   Bass
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Gil Goldstein   Conductor
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Pat Metheny   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone
Jeff Bova   Keyboards
Tony Cedras   Accordion
Hugo Fattoruso   Piano,Accordion
Lawrence Feldman   Recorder
Erik Friedlander   Cello
Josh Gordon   Cello
Anthony Jackson   Contrabass Guitar
Richard Locker   Cello
Lou Marini   Alto Flute
Donald Palma   Bass
Chris Parker   Bass Drums
Nardo Poy   Viola
Marilyn Reynolds   Violin
Robertinho Silva   Percussion,Drums
Ronaldo   Percussion,Drums,Tamborim
Vanderlei Silva   Percussion,Tamborim
Flávio Venturini   Acoustic Guitar
Keith Underwood   Whistle (Instrument),Contrabass Flute
Louise Schulman   Viola
Tulio Mourao   Piano,Keyboards
Robin Bushman   Violin
Ben Hudson   Violin
Liuh-Wen Ting   Viola
Joao Baptista   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Bob Minizer   Bass Clarinet
Eriko Sato   Violin
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Wilson Lopes   Guitar,Viola
Sandra Church   Flute
Charles McCracken   Bassoon

Technical Credits

Milton Nascimento   Arranger,Producer,Musical Director
Naná Vasconcelos   rhythm arrangement
Peter Gabriel   Contributor
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Zorro   Engineer
Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Rob Eaton   Engineer
James Farber   Engineer
Marcio Ferreira   Director,Producer,Artwork
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Matthew "Boomer" La Monica   Engineer
Matt Pierson   Producer,Executive Producer
Robertinho Silva   Contributor,Rhythmic Concept
Ronaldo   Contributor
Vanderlei Silva   Contributor
Russ Titelman   Producer
Keith Underwood   Contributor
Ben Hudson   Contributor
Geraldo Leite   Artwork
Lizzie Bravo   translation
Roberto Marques   Engineer
Paulo H. Britto   translation
Tina Harris-Rouquette   translation
Marcelo Sabóia   Engineer
Vanderlei Loureiro   Engineer

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