Sérgio Mendes’ ‘Timeless’

Sérgio Mendes’ ‘Timeless’ is a collaborative album produced by will.i.am released on February 13, 2006 by Concord.

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Track Listing : 1.Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben) – 04:22 . 2.That Heat (Will Adams, Norman Gimbel, Henry Mancini) – 04:13 . 3.Berimbau/Consolacao (Vinícius De Moraes, Baden Powell) – 04:22 . 4.The Frog (João Donato) – 03:50 . 5.Let Me (Norman Gimbel, Baden Powell) – 04:14 . 6.Bananeira (Banana Tree) (João Donato, Gilberto Gil) – 03:14 . 7.Surfboard (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 04:31 . 8.Please Baby Don’T (John Legend) – 04:09 . 9.Samba Da Bencao (Samba Of The Blessing) (Vinícius De Moraes, Baden Powell) – 04:38 . 10.Timeless (Printz Board, Sergio Mendes) – 03:54 . 11.Loose Ends (Will Adams, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Sergio Mendes, Justin Timberlake) – 05:32 . 12.Fo’-Hop (Guinga) – 03:13 . 13.Lamento (No Morro) (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:21 . 14.E Menina (Hey Girl) (João Donato, Gutemberg Guarabyra) – 03:31 . 15.Yes, Yes Y’All (Will Adams, Bob Dorough, Charles Stewart, Tariq Trotter, Ben Tucker) – 05:09

Musicians : Sergio Mendes – Fender Rhodes, Piano, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Strings, Vocals, Wurlitzer . Will.I.Am – Bass, Drum Programming, Percussion, Piano, Rap, Vocals On (2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 11 – 14 – 15) . Sergio Brandão – Bass . Leonardo Nobre – Bass . Mike Shapiro – Bass, Drums, Drums (Snare), Percussion . Peter Wolf – Bass . Kleber Jorge – Cavaquinho, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals . John Legend – Vocals On (8) . Justin Timberlake – Vocals On (11) . Guinga – Vocals On (12) . Chuck Prada – Congas . Paulinho Braga – Drums . Gary “Sugar Foot” Greenberg – Drums . Bill Brendle – Fender Rhodes . Keith Harris – Fills, Ride Cymbal . Tim Izo – Flute, Saxophone . Maogani Quartet – Vocals On (13) . Carlos “Pipo” Chaves – Group Member . Marcus Tardelli – Guitar Arrangements . Stevie Wonder – Vocals On (3) . The Black Eyed Peas – Band On (1) . Q-Tip – Rap On (4) . Erykah Badu – Vocals On (2) . India.Arie – Vocals On (10) . Mr. Vegas – Vocals On (6) . Jill Scott – Vocals On (5) . Paul Meyers – Guitar . Maogani Quartet – Guitar (Acoustic) . Mitchell Long – Guitar (Electric) . Meia Noite – Percussion . Gracinha Leporace – Vocals On (3) . Black Thought – Vocals On (15) . Chali 2Na – Rap On (15) . Pharoahe Monch – Rap On (11) . Debi Nova – Vocals On (15) . Marcelo D2 – Rap On (9 – 12) . Steve Tavaglione – Saxophone

Production : Produced By Dave Amason, Will.I.Am, Sergio Mendes . Chandler Bridges – Assistant Engineer . Mike Houge – Assistant Engineer . Doug Tyo – Assistant Engineer . Chris Young – Assistant Engineer . Jason Villaroman – Engineer . Nicolas Duport – Engineer . Paul Erickson – Engineer . Padraic Kerin – Engineer . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . Tony Maserati – Mixing . Ethan Willoughby – Mixing . Zach Hancock – Mixing Assistant

Package : Will.I.Am -Liner Notes . Sergio Mendes – Liner Notes . Roland Young – Package Design . Gracinha Leporace – Photography . Albert Watson – Photography

Recorded September 2004 – January 2006.

Released On February 13, 2006 By Concord.

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JazzChicago.net
If Timeless results in hip-hoppers tuning in to Mendes’ artistry (as well as that of other artists from those countries that exist somewhere down below our southern border), than it will be deemed successful. More importantly, I am hopeful that Mendes (and or a far-sighted record company) will be inspired to write and release more music – this time featuring his playing and writing […]

Contactmusic.com
Ever present (as he features or produces every track on this album) is Will-I-am and not being a massive fan of the Black Eyed Peas I thought I’d find his ubiquity tiring but, as the inlay card picture of the album shows, the vehicle is for Sergio Mendes even though it’s Will-I-am at the wheels. […]

Blogcritics
No music is actually without time — each generation has had music that suits it, that was popular then. But as long as it keeps coming back, keeps being updated for a new time and place, continues to be reinvented by talented artists of new generations, it will be forever with us. It will become truly Timeless. […]

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