A Brazilian Love Affair

A Brazilian Love Affair

by George Duke


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George Duke had been fairly visible in the R&B world thanks to funk gems like "Reach for It" and "Dukey Stick" when he ventured to Rio to record A Brazilian Love Affair, a superb date employing such greats as singers Flora Purim and Milton Nascimento and percussionist Airto Moreira. Although not the return to instrumental jazz some hoped it would be, this heartfelt effort does contain its share of jazz-influenced material. From a jazz standpoint, the CD's most noteworthy songs include Nascimento's "Cravo e Canela," the charming "Brazilian Sugar," "Love Reborn," and the exuberant "Up from the Sea It Arose and Ate Rio in One Swift Bite." Meanwhile, Nascimento's vocal on the ballad "Ao Que Vai Nascer" is a fine example of Brazilian pop at its most sensuous. But however one labels or categorizes this music, the album is clearly a labor of love from start to finish.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1983
Label: Epic Europe
UPC: 5099747128325
catalogNumber: 4712832
Rank: 56966

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Duke   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Bells,Vibes,fender rhodes,oberheim,Orchestra Bells,Crumar
Milton Nascimento   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Toninho Horta   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Raul de Souza   Trombone
Roland Bautista   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Simone   Vocals
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Tambourine,Surdo,Shaker
Chico Batera   Percussion,Bongos,Castanets,Conga,Triangle,Chekere,Agogo,Ganza,Tambur,Roto Toms
Lynn Davis   Vocals
Sheila E.   Bongos,Chimes,Timbales,Caixa,cowbell,Water Chimes
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Josie James   Vocals
Jamil Joanes   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Byron Miller   Bass
Flora Purim   Vocals
Roberto Silva   Drums,Caxixi,Agogo,talking drum,Tambur,Apito
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Flavio Faria   Vocals
Lucinha Lins   Vocals
Lucia Turbull   Vocals
Zé Luis   Vocals
Larry Williams   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Milton Nascimento   Composer
George Duke   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Murray Adler   String Contractor
Kerry McNabb   Engineer
John Snyder   Reissue Producer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Allen Weinberg   Art Direction
Gina Campanaro   Packaging Manager
Scott H. Thompson   Liner Notes
Fernando Brant   Composer

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