George Duke – A Brazilian Love Affair (Full Album)

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Gеоrgе Dukе hаd been fаіrlу visible іn thе R&B wоrld thanks tо funk gеmѕ lіkе “Reach fоr It” and “Dukеу Stick” whеn he ventured tо Rіо tо rесоrd A Brazilian Love Affаіr, a ѕuреrb dаtе employing ѕuсh greats аѕ singers Flora Purim аnd Mіltоn Nascimento аnd реrсuѕѕіоnіѕt Airto Moreira. Althоugh nоt thе rеturn tо instrumental jаzz ѕоmе hореd іt wоuld be, thіѕ heartfelt еffоrt dоеѕ соntаіn іtѕ ѕhаrе оf jаzz-іnfluеnсеd mаtеrіаl. Frоm a jazz ѕtаndроіnt, thе CD’ѕ mоѕt nоtеwоrthу ѕоngѕ іnсludе Nаѕсіmеntо’ѕ “Cravo e Cаnеlа,” the charming “Brаzіlіаn Sugаr,” “Lоvе Reborn,” аnd the еxubеrаnt “Up frоm thе Sеа It Arоѕе and Atе Rio іn One Swіft Bіtе.” Meanwhile, Nаѕсіmеntо’ѕ vосаl оn thе ballad “Aо Que Vai Nаѕсеr” is a fіnе еxаmрlе оf Brаzіlіаn pop at іtѕ mоѕt ѕеnѕuоuѕ. But hоwеvеr оnе labels оr саtеgоrіzеѕ thіѕ muѕіс, thе album is clearly a lаbоr of lоvе frоm start tо finish (AllMusic, Alеx Hеndеrѕоn, https://goo.gl/JLXa4P).

Tracklist and Personnel:

A1 Brazilian Love Affair 7:22

Bass – Byron Miller
Drums – Ricky Lawson
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Strings [Oberheim], Synthesizer [Prophet V], Vocals – George Duke
Engineer – Tommy Vicari
Guitar – Roland Bautista
Percussion – Airto

A2 Summer Breezin’ 4:48

Acoustic Guitar – Toninho Horta
Bass – Byron Miller
Bells [Orchestra], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Lead Vocals – George Duke
Drums – Roberto Silva*
Flugelhorn – Jerry Hey
Percussion – Chico Batera
Tenor Saxophone – Larry Williams
Trombone – William Reichenbach*
Vocals – Josie James, Lynn Davis

A3 Cravo E Canela 3:05

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Written-By – Milton Nascimento
Agogô, Caixa, Drums, Talking Drum – Roberto Silva*
Bass – Jamil Joanes
Electric Guitar – Toninho Horta
Electric Piano [Yamaha Electric Grand], Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Minimoog, Oberheim Polyphonic] – George Duke
Ganzá, Congas, Percussion [Rotonton], Reco-reco, Triangle – Chico Batera
Vocals – Flavio Faria, Lucia Turnbull, Lucinha Lins, Zéluiz
Written-By – Ronaldo Bastos

A4 Alone – 6am 1:07

Electric Guitar – Roland Bautista
Grand Piano [Yamaha Cp 70] – George Duke

A5 Brazilian Sugar 5:33

Acoustic Guitar – Toninho Horta
Bass – Jamil Joanes
Drums – Roberto Silva
Electric Piano [Rhodes Electric Grand], Synthesizer [Minimoog], Vibraphone [Vibes] – George Duke
Percussion – Chico Batera
Trombone – Raul De Souza
Vocals – Flora Purim

B1 Sugar Loaf Mountain 4:09

Alto Saxophone – Larry Williams
Bass – Byron Miller
Drums – Ricky Lawson
Electric Guitar – Roland Bautista
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Prophet V] – George Duke
Timbales – Sheila Escovedo
Trombone – William Reichenbach
Trumpet – Jerry Hey

B2 Love Reborn 4:27

Bass – Byron Miller
Bongos, Chimes [Glass, Water], Cowbell – Sheila Escovedo
Drums – Ricky Lawson
Electric Guitar – Roland Bautista
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Minimoog, Oberheim Polyphonic], Vocals – George Duke

B3 Up From The Sea It Arose And Ate Rio In One Swift Bite 5:22

Agogô, Bongos, Caxixi, Congas, Shekere, Tamborim, Triangle – Chico Batera
Agogô, Drums, Percussion [Apito], Tamborim – Roberto Silva
Bass – Byron Miller
Electric Guitar – Roland Bautista
Electric Piano [Yamaha Cp 70 Electric Grand], Ensemble [Crumar String Ensemble], Grand Piano [Nine Foot Yamaha Acoustic], Synthesizer [Prophet V Polyphonic] – George Duke
Shaker, Surdo, Tambourine – Airto
Vocals – Flavio Faria, Lucinha Lins, Zéluiz

B4 I Need You Now 4:42

Bass – Byron Miller
Bongos, Caxixi, Chimes [Finger], Timbales – Sheila Escovedo
Drums – Ricky Lawson
Electric Guitar – Roland Bautista
Electric Piano [Rhodes Electric Grand], Lead Vocals [Second], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic], Vibraphone [Vibes] – George Duke
Flugelhorn [Solo] – Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals [First] – Simone (3)
Vocals – Josie James, Lynn Davis

B5 Ao Que Vai Nascer 3:29

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Written-By – Milton Nascimento
Bass – Jamil Joanes
Castanets – Chico Batera
Drums – Roberto Silva
Electric Guitar – Toninho Horta
Electric Piano [Yamaha Cp 70 Electric Grand], Synthesizer [Minimoog] – George Duke
Percussion [Various] – Airto*
Strings – Murry Adler
Written-By – Fernando Brant

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Released: 1980
Duration: 48:11
Recorded: March, 1979 – April, 1979
Recording Location:
Gonks West Studio, Hollywood, CA
Level E Hawai Recording Studio, Rio De Jenerio, Brazil
Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA

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