Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Astrud Gilberto - Gilberto With Turrentine

I have been listening to this album since I was 3 years old when my father first brought this home from the record store in 1972. It is just incredible. Astrud's voice and laid-back delivery are better here then on her earlier (and better-known) Verve albums. The real treasures of this ablum though are the outstanding arrangements by Eumir Deodato, who once again proves he is the master of this type of music. Nearly every track is full of interesting, complex, yet beautiful instrumentation. He blends mellow low strings with lots of Fender Rhodes electric piano, plenty of electric and acoustic guitar, and a wide variety of Brazilian percussion instruments. It's just a rich tapestry of sound that never fails to intrigue me, even though I've probably heard the album a hundred or more times. Stanley Turrentine is all over this record, and his solos are soulful, strong, and melodic as always. If you can get past a couple of the Carpenters songs that are included, you'll find it to be a timeless album. This is one you'll want to listen to this one over and over. - by Rob Keil, Amazon.com

Album: Gilberto With Turrentine
Year: 1971 (CTI)
Label: Columbia (1990, Digitally remastered)
Total time: 38:11

1.  Wanting Things (Burt Bacharch/Hal David) 3:01
2.  Brazilian Tapestry (Mulher Rendeira) 5:04
3.  To a Flame (Stephen Stills) 3:16
4.  Solo en fin (For All We Know) (Robb Wilson/Arthur James) 3:13
5.  Zazueira (Jorge Ben) 3:40
6.  Ponteio (Edu Lobo/Capinan) 3:52
7.  Traveling Light (Eumir Deodato/Martha Everett) 3:30
8.  Vera Cruz (Milton Nascimento/Gene Lees/Brant) 5:12
9.  Historia de amor (Carl Sigman/Francia Lai) 3:29
10.  Where there's a Heartache (Burt Bacharch/Hal David) 3:54

Astrud Gilberto (Vocals)
Stanley Turrentine (Tenor Saxophone)
Eumir Deodato (Electric Piano)
Gene Bertoncini (Guitar)
Sam Brown (Guitar)
Bob Mann (Guitar)
Sivuca (Guitar)
Ron Carter (Double Bass)
Russell George (Bass)
Airto Moreira (Drums and Percussion)
Joao Palma (Drums and Percussion)
Dom Um Romao (Percussion)
Dennis Seiwell (Drums and Percussion)
Toots Thielemans (Harmonica)
Hubert Laws (Flute)
George Marge (Flute)
Romeo Penque (Flute)
Jerome Richardson (Flute)


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