To Jobim with Love

To Jobim with Love

by Toninho HortaToninho Horta


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Toninho Horta has been a reliable sideman and occasionally a leader in his lengthy career playing contemporary Brazilian music. The acoustic and electric guitarist has a quiet intensity that reflects the passion and verve of genius composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. This tribute to Jobim is quite laden with string charts, most done quite tastefully, rarely overarranged, and pleasantly emphasizing a flute section. Horta has an impressive complementary combo of pianist Dave Kikoski, bassist Gary Peacock, percussionists Paulo Braga and Manolo Badrena, special guests as saxophonist Bob Mintzer, harmonicist William Galison, trumpeter Glenn Drewes, Charles Pillow on oboe, John Clark on French horn, and several members of the large Horta family. Gal Costa sings in a choir, or individually for the CD's sweetest and beautiful moments - where flutes accent but do not swarm during a great take of "No More Blues," and the simple "Modinha" with only Horta's guitar where you clearly hear the depth of both artists' souls. Herat is an accomplished singer, heard in melancholy strains for "Without You," or in brighter spirits with wordless and worded lyrics for the sensual "Agua De Beber." And the hits keep on comin' with a no-frills take of "Desafinado" with strings and choral vocals melding beautifully, while the restraint of "Meditation" echoes the holding back on love until the right moment in time. Mintzer's cameos on Horta's original "Infinite Love" and the Paulo Horta/Donato Donatti tune "Promises I Made" show the neo-bop tenorman as a player who has his heart in the right place. Only during Horta's tiny notes on "Portrait in Black & White" and Kikoski's always brilliant pianistics for "If Everyone Was Like You" do the strings bury the solo instrumentalists. This is a good outing for Horta and friends, perhaps a tad self-indulgent or overproduced, but only by degrees. Those who are just discovering this Brazilian jazz giant should explore his discography, but this CD is a fine and satisfying entry point.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2008
Label: Resonance Records
UPC: 0724101945847
catalogNumber: 2004
Rank: 152901

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toninho Horta   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Conductor,Electric Guitar,Vocals
William Galison   Harmonica
Gal Costa   Vocals
Bob Mintzer   Tenor Saxophone
Gary Peacock   Acoustic Bass
Dave Kikoski   Piano
John Clark   French Horn
John Burnstein   Bass
Manolo Badrena   Percussion
Sergio Brandao   Percussion,Electric Bass
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Mark Feldman   Violin
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Lois Martin   Viola
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
David Wallace   Viola
Cenovia Cummins   Violin
Krista Bennion Feeney   Violin
Ale Mahave   Viola
Helen Kim   Violin
Charles Pillow   Oboe
Andre Dequech   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Dede Sampaio   Percussion
Rob Shaw   Violin
Julio Barbosa   Percussion
Ani Gregorian   Violin
Pauline Kim   Violin
Hector Falcon   Violin
Tom Chiu   Violin
Rebecca Muir   Violin
Karl Bennion   Cello
Ezequiel Lima   Background Vocals
Norma Latuchie   Flute
Adam Hyman   Viola
Yosuke Kawasaki   Violin
Julinho "Mancha" Barbosa   Percussion
Lena Horta   Flute
Diana Popoff   Background Vocals
Paulo Braga   Drums
Dave Eggar   Cello
Manuel Shiavon Horta   Acoustic Guitar
Julinho Barbosa   Shaker

Technical Credits

Chico Buarque   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Toninho Horta   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Joe Ferla   overdub engineer
Michael Golub   overdub engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
George Klabin   Executive Producer
Ricky Schultz   Executive Producer
Mark Holston   Liner Notes
Hisao Ebine   Executive Producer
Andre Dequech   Arranger
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Anthony Ruotolo   Engineer,overdub engineer
Peron Rarez   Engineer
Norma Latuchie   Producer
Tarso Senra   Engineer
Hemir de França   Engineer
Paulo Horta   Composer
Hillary James   Composer

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