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Next Stop Wonderland
     

Next Stop Wonderland

 
For the film Next Stop Wonderland, director Brad Anderson hit upon the idea of using Brazilian music to color the background of a searching-for-love tale. So this soundtrack album combines original music by Claudio Ragazzi with new recordings of the standards by Bebel

Overview

For the film Next Stop Wonderland, director Brad Anderson hit upon the idea of using Brazilian music to color the background of a searching-for-love tale. So this soundtrack album combines original music by Claudio Ragazzi with new recordings of the standards by Bebel Gilberto and Vinicius Cantuaria and various scraps, often obscure ones, from PolyGram's vast Brazilian holdings. If the primary objective is to capture the ambience of saudade, they've succeeded, delivering the goods with a wide variety of tracks ranging from brash to the most introverted. If the alternate objective is to introduce moviegoers and Generation X to the bossa nova, the needed documentation is scandalously skimpy on this almost arbitrary survey. To cite the most egregious example, on the famous recording of "Corcovado," the participation of Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim is omitted; only Astrud Gilberto is listed! The contributions by Ragazzi with a small group are slight and few in number, but they are thoroughly competent examples of bossa nova cut into the usual inconclusive film cue slices. The historical recordings include the Tamba Trio's early version of "Mas Que Nada," as well as tracks by Jobim, Elis Regina, Marcos Valle, Walter Wanderley, Toots Thielemans, and a delightful encore of Coleman Hawkins romping merrily through "O Pato."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/1998
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0731455755022
catalogNumber:
557550

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Performance Credits

Astrud Gilberto   Track Performer
Elis Regina   Vocals,Track Performer
Walter Wanderley   Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins   Track Performer
Arto Lindsay   Vocals,Track Performer
Tamba Trio   Track Performer
Billy Novick   Clarinet
Bebel Gilberto   Vocals,Track Performer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Track Performer
Toots Thielemans   Track Performer
Marcos Valle   Track Performer
Wesley Wirth   Bass
Vinicius Cantuaria   Track Performer
Claudio Ragazzi   Guitar,Conductor,Track Performer
Alon Yavnai   Piano

Technical Credits

Sergio Brandao   Arranger
Bebel Gilberto   Producer
Mark Wessel   Engineer
Vinicius Cantuaria   Producer
Bob Weinstein   Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein   Executive Producer
Claudio Ragazzi   Arranger,Producer
Randy Spendlove   Executive Producer
Soli   Engineer
Josh Zaentz   Arranger

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