Sarah Vaughan’s ‘Brazilian Romance’ is her last (and her third of Brazilian music) album produced by Sérgio Mendes, recorded in January 1987 and released the same year by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Make This City Ours Tonight (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) – 02:57 . 2.Romance (Danilo Caymmi, Tracy Mann, Paulo César Pinheiro) – 03:30 . 3.Love And Passion (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) – 03:58 . 4.So Many Stars (Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Sérgio Mendes) – 04:07 . 5.Photograph (Danilo Caymmi, Tracy Mann, Paulo César Pinheiro) – 02:31 . 6.Nothing Will Be As It Was (Nada Será Como Antes) (Ronaldo Basos, Milton Nascimento, Renne Vincent) – 04:44 . 7.It’S Simple (Danilo Caymmi, Tracy Mann, Paulo César Pinheiro) – 02:58 . 8.Obsession (Danilo Caymmi, Tracy Mann, Gilson Peranzzetta) – 03:09 . 9.Wanting More (Fernando Leoporace, Tracy Mann) – 03:54 . 10.Your Smile (Danilo Caymmi, Paulo César Pinheiro, Wolf) – 03:08
Musicians : Milton Nascimento – Vocals . George Duke – Keyboard . Alphonso Johnson – Bass . Dan Huff – Guitar . Dori Caymmi – Guitar, Arranger . Carlos Vega – Drums . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Hubert Laws – Flute Solo On (8) . Tom Scott – Lyricon Solo On (3), Tenor Saxophone Solo On (1) . Ernie Watts – Alto Saxophone Solo On (6) . Marcio Montarroyos – Flugelhorn Solo On (2), Trumpet Solo On (1) . Chuck Domanico – Acoustic Bass On (5) . Siedah Garrett – Background Vocal On (10) . Gracinha Leporace – Background Vocal On (10) . Kate Markowitz – Background Vocal On (10) . Larry Corbett – Cello . Todd Hemmenway – Cello . Suzie Katayama – Cello . David H. Speltz – Cello . Gayle Levant – Harp . Marilyn Baker – Viola . Kenneth Burward-Hoy – Viola . Gareth “Garry” Nuttycombe – Viola . Hershel Wise – Viola . Ronald Folson – Violin . Irving Geller – Violin . Joseph Goodman – Violin . Marilyn Graham – Violin . R. Hill – Violin . Jean Hugo – Violin . Bill Hybel – Violin . William Hybel – Violin . Connie Kupka – Violin . Gordon Marron Strings – Violin . Wilbert Nuttycombe – Violin . Jay Rosen – Violin . Arthur Sadinsky – Violin . Bob Sanov – Violin . Robert Sanov – Violin . Barry Socher – Violin . Arthur Zadinsky – Violin . Shari Zippert – Violin
Production : Produced By Sérgio Mendes . Michael Dotson – Assistant Engineer . Mark Mckenna – Assistant Engineer . Michael C. Ross – Assistant Engineer . Antonio “Moogie” Canazio – Engineer . Don Murray – Engineer . Erik Zobler – Engineer . Allen Sides – Mixing
Package : Stacy Drummond – Art Direction . Lori Lohstoeter – Illustrations
Recorded In January, February, 1987.
Releasedin 1987 by Columbia.
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The 10 songs are beautifully arranged and sung, but one song in particular, for me, shines above the rest. Nothing Will Be As It Was has been covered by several vocalists and arranged in various styles, but nowhere have I heard such an electrifying arrangement and performance as the one found on this album. […]
Brazilian Romance is the most compelling and consistent of the latter group: Recorded three years before she died, it’s her equivalent of Johnny Cash’s American Recordings — full of contemporary spirit, propelled by a timeless voice. […]
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Vaughan’s singing went from flawless to awful on the very last song. I have no idea what happened there. Incredible record nonetheless. […]