Year : 1972
Label : Perception Records
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Samba, Bossa Nova
The second album by Astrud Gilberto with brazilian arranger Eumir Deodato featuring wellknown musicians from CTI as Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira, Bob Cranshaw plus chorus formed by Maria Helena Toledo and Nick La Sorsa. As on her previous LP (Gilberto With Turrentine - 1971), Astrud leaves Bossa Nova, where she was able to show all her talent, and turns to Soul & Funk music to become a songwriter and internationally renowned Pop singer. So, she recruits R&B arranger Boo Frazier and Stax/Volt songwriter, David Louis Jordan, as associate producers to obtain a mix between Rhythm & Blues and Latin grooves : the typical sound of Latin Soul. Titles include the earliest compositions of Astrud Gilberto and the Jordan' collaborations, Touching You and Take It Easy, My Brother Charlie (later covered by japanese singer Kahimi Karie). Produced by Astrud Gilberto & arranged Eumir Deodato.
Eumir Deodato_acoustic guitar, vocals
Bob Cranshaw, Patrick Adams & Ron Carter_bass
Billy Cobham, Jr. & Mickey Rocker_drums
01. Zigy Zigy Za
04. Touching You
06. Take It Easy, My Brother Charlie
07. Where Have You Been?
08. General Da Banda
10. Daybreak (Walking Out on Yesterday)