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Sarah Vaughan & Brazil

Brazilian Romance

Brazilian Romance
with Milton Nascimento & Dori Caymmi

This third album of Brazilian songs by Ms. Vaughan was her first to be recorded in the USA and team is quite different than in the former albums. Production was by Sergio Mendes and arrangements were by the great Dori Caymmi. A lush set with strings and extremely good taste along with Ms. Vaughan's master command. Dori Caymmi is a great Brazilian composer, guitarrist and singer. He's also one the best arrangers for vocal albums in Brazil. Also his solo albums are exceptionally beautiful. Repertoire is all Brazilian material, featuring Sergio Mendes' big hit 'So Many Stars' with lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman plus a beautiful and intricate song titled 'Wanting More' by the great Brazilian composer Fernando Leporace. And songs by Milton Nascimento and Dori Caymmi. A must-have album! --an Amazon reviewer



This the second bunch of Brazilian standards by Ms. Vaughan who was backed by the same musicians as in the former album (titled 'I Love Brazil' here at Amazon). Features the great Helio Delmiro on guitar. All material is Bossa Nova except the title song, an old traditional samba and also a smash hit in Brazil. 4 out 8 tracks are compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Also includes an
Ivan Lins
' smash hit 'Abre-Alas.' --an Amazon reviewer

I Love Brazil

I Love Brazil!

This is the first of Sarah Vaughan's recordings in Brazil with Brazilian material and Brazilian instrumentalists. Helio Delmiro on guitar, Sergio Barroso and Novelli on bass, Chico Batera and Wilson das Neves on drums, Jose Roberto Bertrami (from Azymuth) and Edson Frederico on piano make up the dream team among other guest soloists. Guitarist Helio Delmiro specially shines on virtually all tracks! Milton Nascimento and Dorival Caymmi sing along with Ms. Vaughan each one in their own compositions. A beautiful toast to those great composers but with neglectable results, unfortunately. Antonio Carlos Jobim plays the piano on his "Someone To Light Up My Life." Repertoire showcases Bossa Nova and post-Bossa Nova standards, all sung in their English versions. A mix of obvious and not-obvious Bossa Nova for Americans, featuring the Bossa standard "The Day It Rained (A Chuva)" as composed by Durval Ferreira. --an Amazon reviewer

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Also See:

Bossa Nova

John Pizzarelli

Canta Brasil

Kenny Barron


Trio Da Paz

Aquarela Do Brasil

Toots Thielemans

Flora Purim

Helio Delmiro

Bossa Nova

Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian Instrumental Music

Jazz Meets Brazil

Tom Jobim

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