Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Astrud Gilberto - Now

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.   

Astrud Gilberto_vocal
Eumir Deodato_acoustic guitar, vocals
Al Gaffa_guitar
Bob Cranshaw, Patrick Adams & Ron Carter_bass
Mike Longo_keyboards
Billy Cobham, Jr. & Mickey Rocker_drums
Airto Moreira_percussion
01. Zigy Zigy Za
02. Make Love to Me
03. Baiao
04. Touching You
05. Gingele
06. Take It Easy, My Brother Charlie
07. Where Have You Been?
08. General Da Banda
09. Bridges
10. Daybreak (Walking Out on Yesterday)
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