George Duke records ‘A Brazilian Love Affair’ with Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento and Airto Moreira (1979)

George Duke‘s ‘A Brazilian Love Affair’ is his eighteenth album recorded in March and April, 1979 with Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento and Airto Moreira and released the same year by Epic.

Track Listing : 1.Brazilian Love Affair (George Duke) – 07:24 . 2.Summer Breezin’ (George Duke) – 04:50 . 3.Cravo E Canela (Ronaldo Bastos, Milton Nascimento) – 03:06 . 4.Alone-6 Am (George Duke) – 01:07 . 5.Brazilian Sugar (George Duke) – 05:34 . 6.Sugar Loaf Mountain (George Duke) – 04:10 . 7.Love Reborn (George Duke) – 04:28 . 8.Up From The Sea It Arose And Ate Rio In One Swift Bite (George Duke) – 05:24 . 9.I Need You Now (George Duke) – 04:43 . 10.Ao Que Vai Nascer (Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento) – 00:00

Musicians : George Duke – Bells, Crumar, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Oberheim Synthesizer, Orchestra Bells, Piano, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Vocals . Jamil Joanes – Bass . Byron Miller – Bass . Ricky Lawson – Drums . Jerry Hey – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Toninho Horta – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) . Milton Nascimento – Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals . Roland Bautista – Guitar, Guitar (Electric) . Sheila E. – Bongos, Caixa, Chimes, Cowbell, Guest Artist, Timbales, Water Chimes . Airto Moreira – Percussion, Shaker, Surdo, Tambourine . Roberto Silva – Agogo, Apito, Caxixi, Drums, Talking Drum, Tambur . Chico Batera – Agogo, Bongos, Castanets, Chekere, Congas, Ganza, Percussion, Roto Toms, Tambur, Triangle . Larry Williams – Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) . William Frank “Bill” Reichenbach Jr. – Trombone . Raul De Souza – Trombone . Flora Purim – Vocals . Lynn Davis – Vocals . Flavio Faria – Vocals . Josie James – Vocals . Lucinha Lins – Vocals . Zé Luis – Vocals . Simone – Vocals . Lucia Turbull – Vocals

Production : Produced By George Duke . George Duke . Mitch Gibson – Assistant Engineer . Jorge Luiz – Assistant Engineer . Andy Mills – Assistant Engineer . Erik Zobler – Assistant Engineer . Kerry Mcnabb – Engineer . Tommy Vicari – Engineer . Brian Gardner – Mastering

Arrangements : George Duke

Package : Allen Weinberg – Art Direction . Scott H. Thompson – Liner Notes . Vania Toledo – Photography

Recorded In March And April, 1979.

Released In 1979 By Epic.

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All About Jazz
This is one of my personal favorite records and a true labor of love. I first visited Brazil as part of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet and made a promise to myself that one day I would return to Brazil and record an album, Duke notes. […]

bruklover @ RateYourMusic
The music is light and airy and a blend of keyboard fusion with Brazilian rhythms and percussion.I must admit that it does sound a bit dated and the slower numbers have aged badly but when things take off …. […]

BBC
Although fans of his earlier work hoped for a return to instrumental jazz, Brazilian Love Affair instead provided an album which seamlessly mixed jazz with pop and soul influences. […]

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