Friday, November 25, 2011

Deodato - Whirlwinds

Year : 1974
Label : MCA
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

Producer and arranger since the 1960s, Eumir Deodato brazilian keyboardist and arranger was collaborated with Wes Montgomery, Astrud Gilberto, Marcos Valle. He played straight ahead and crossover jazz in the seventies, in particular for CTI and later worked on orchestrations & arrangements for Kool & The Gang or Björk (Homogenic). It features John Tropea, Romeo Penque, Billy Cobham, Urbie Green plus strings ensemble and brass band. Titles include Moonlight Serenade, variation of Do It Again, the funky Havana Strut and Whirlwinds also known under the name of Tropea. All tracks arranged, conducted & produced by Deodato.

Eumir Deodato_keyboards, percussion
John Giuliano & Tony Levin_bass
Alvin Brehm & Russel Savakus_accoustic bass
John Tropea_electric guitar 
Billy Cobham_drums
Ruben Bassini_percussion, congas & bongos
Jon Faddis_trumpet
Romeo Penque_saxophone 
Urbie Green_trombone

01. Moonlight Serenade
02. Ave Maria
03. Do It again
04. West 42nd Street
05. Havana Strut
06. Whirlwinds
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