by Djavan
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By the time he recorded his third album, Seduzir, Djavan was a superstar in Brazil, and was attracting attention in American jazz, R&B and pop circles as well. Though his style inspires comparisons to fellow Brazilian great Milton Nascimento, Djavan is a distinctive vocalist whose inspirations range from Northeastern Brazil's tropiscalismo school to jazz to the Beatles and Stevie Wonder. Having absorbed so wide a variety of music, Djavan (a native of the state of Alagoas in Northeastern Brazil) has no problem making Seduzir a very diverse listen. Though all of the players on this five-star date (reissued on CD in 1990) are Brazilian and Djavan's lyrics are entirely in Portuguese, it's hard to miss the impact American artists have had on him. From the impressionistic "Morena de Endoidecer" and the complex, jazz-oriented "Jogral" to the enchanting "Faltando Um Pecado" and the Wonder-ish title song, Djavan keeps listeners guessing.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2008
Label: Emi Brazil
UPC: 0724385789526
catalogNumber: 857895

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Djavan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Voices
Gilberto Gil   Track Performer
Teo Lima   Percussion,Drums
Luiz Avellar   Piano,Keyboards
Chico Batera   Percussion
Café   Percussion
Marquinhos   Saxophone
Moises   Trombone
Ze Nogueira   Percussion,Woodwind
Filo   Electric Guitar
Lea Freire   Flute
Sizao   Bass,Percussion
Maxine Tholance   Violin

Technical Credits

Djavan   Arranger,Producer
Luiz Avellar   Orchestration
Dianne Reeves   Reissue Producer
Gerald Seligman   Liner Notes
Mayrton Bahia   Producer
Sérgio Bittencourt   Engineer
Franklin Garrido   Engineer
Guilherme Reis   Engineer
Franko Caligiuri   Art Direction

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