Brazilian Serenata

Brazilian Serenata

by Dori Caymmi


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Brazilian Serenata

Like his late father Dorival Caymmi, Dori Caymmi is someone who knows the value of subtlety. Caymmi's gently introspective pop and pop-jazz is never a shout, but an articulate, highly effective whisper. The Brazilian singer/acoustic guitarist/composer joined Quincy Jones' Qwest roster with Brazilian Serenata, a seductive, caressing gem illustrating just how charismatic he can be. Caymmi isn't a bossa nova artist per se, but like Joao Gilberto and other bossa icons, he is someone who has obviously learned a lot from American jazz as well as the rich history of the Brazilian samba. "Flower of Bahia," "Historia Antigua," "The Colors of Joy" and other offerings leave no doubt that he has long since mastered the samba rhythm completely. Whether singing in English or Portuguese, Caymmi never fails to command attention on this magnificent CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/1991
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992657327
catalogNumber: 26573


  1. Amazon River
  2. Tres Curumins
  3. The Colors of Joy
  4. Mercador de Siri (The Crab Peddler)
  5. Ninho de Vespa (Beehive)
  6. Toucan's Dance
  7. Flower of Bahia
  8. Voce Ja Foi a Bahia? (Have You Been in Bahia?)
  9. Medley: To My Father/Pescaria
  10. Historia Antiga (Brasilian Serenata)
  11. The Medley: Desert, the/Wraith
  12. Amazon River (Reprise)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dori Caymmi   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant
Freddie Ravel   Keyboards
Tom Scott   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Ray Pizzi   Bassoon
Bill Watrous   Trombone
Don Grusin   Keyboards
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Morgan Ames   Background Vocals
Beth Andersen   Vocals
Robert Becker   Viola
David Campbell   Viola
Larry Corbett   Celli
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Joel Derouin   Violin
Kevin Dorsey   Vocals
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Ernest Ehrhardt   Celli
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Clydene Jackson   Background Vocals
James Johnson   Bass
Peter Kent   Violin
Darlene Koldenhoven   Background Vocals
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Kevyn Lettau   Background Vocals
Kate Markowitz   Background Vocals
Don Palmer   Violin
Joe Pizzulo   Vocals
Carol Rogers   Background Vocals
Jimbo Ross   Viola
Michael Shapiro   Drums
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Yvonne Williams   Vocals
Hershel Wise   Viola
Meg Zivahl   Violin
Ezra Kliger   Violin
Dave Stone   Bass
Claudio Slon   Drums
Daniel Smith   Celli
Suzie Katayama   Celli
Jerry Watts   Bass
Ralph Morrison   Violin

Technical Credits

Dori Caymmi   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dan Garcia   Engineer
Don Murray   Engineer
Louise Velazquez   Executive Producer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Joel Nakamura   Artwork

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