Brazil: The Essential Album

Brazil: The Essential Album



With tracks from seminal artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jorge Ben, Elis Regina and Vinicius de Moraes, Brazil: The Essential Album is actually a fairly decent -- and fun -- collection of some of the country's musical traditions. Of course, there are exclusions (Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, João Bosco, and Beth Carvalho, most notably), and most of the songs included fall into the MPB range, though there is some jazz and bossa nova in there, so it's perhaps not as comprehensive as it claims to be, but still, for what it is, 31 tracks -- including "Agua de Beber," "Embola a Bola," "Milagre," and "Mas Que Nada" -- it's not a bad collection at all.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2000
Label: Manteca
UPC: 0698458220127
catalogNumber: 201

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jorge Ben   Track Performer
Maria Bethânia   Track Performer
Chico Buarque   Track Performer
Djavan   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto   Track Performer
Tania Maria   Track Performer
Elis Regina   Track Performer
Toquinho   Track Performer
Tamba Trio   Track Performer
Airto Moreira   Track Performer
Daniela Mercury   Track Performer
Mingo Araujo   Percussion
Don Chacal   Percussion
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Track Performer
Pascoal Meirelles   Drums
Jota Moraes   Keyboards
Mauro Senise   Flute
Marcos Valle   Keyboards,Vocals
Timbalada   Track Performer
Arthur Maia   Bass
Quarteto em Cy   Track Performer
Friends from Rio   Track Performer
Adoniran Barbosa   Track Performer
Os Novos Baianos   Track Performer
Patricia Alvi   Vocals
Lenine   Track Performer
Clareace   Vocals
As Meninas   Track Performer
Beatriz Azevedo   Track Performer
Sylvia Patricia   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Tania Maria   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Jota Moraes   Arranger
Regina Werneck   Composer
John Armstrong   Liner Notes
Roc Hunter   Programming

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