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Brazilian Romance

31 Jan. 2000 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 14 Jan. 2000
  • Release Date: 31 Jan. 2000
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 34:47
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  • ASIN: B001I870GK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,885 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
By the time Sassy recorded this album in 1987, the years of singing were beginning to catch up with her, so it is understandable that she decided to record an album of love songs. Sergio Mendes, a noted figure in Brazilian music, produced the album. The songwriters are unfamiliar to me but most of the songs were co-written by Dori Caymmi or Milton Nascimento, though these two never wrote any of these songs together.
The main musicians are George Duke (keyboards), Alphonso Johnson (bass), Dan Huff and Dori Caymmi (guitars), Carlos Vega (drums) and Paulinho Da Costa (percussion). Guest musicians are brought in as required to play flute, lyricon, tenor sax, alto sax, flugel horn, trumpet and acoustic bass. Backing all of these are a myriad of musicians playing violins, violas and cellos, together with a harpist. Despite all these musicians, the music is very relaxing and the most important instrument of all is Sarah's voice - still in fine form after all those years.
None of these songs are famous but I recognized one, Make this city ours tonight, as it was subsequently recorded by the brilliant British jazz singer Claire Martin in the nineties. It is likely that Claire learned the song by listening to this very album, although she recorded the song her way and the two versions are very contrasting. On this album, none of the songs stand out from the others very much, though perhaps my favorite is So many stars, one of only two songs not co-written by Dori Caymmi or Milton Nascimento - it was instead co-written by Sergio Mendes with Alan and Marilyn Bergman, who provided some classic songs for Barbra Streisand and others.
This is an outstanding collection of romantic jazz music with a Latin flavor, ideal for that candle-lit dinner or other romantic occasions, but enjoyable at any time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suave on 30 April 2010
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There are two Sarah Vaughan's Bossa Nova albums that I like. One is this and the other one is an album called I love Brazil.

Sassy got a lot of criticisms for recording pop tunes (if that is the correct word) later in her life instead of her usual jazz standards which she was famous for. However, I don't see these songs as popular. The songs in the album are more in the genre of easy listening and bossa nova style. Her voice is deepened and mellow with age (listen to the exquisite ballad "Photograph" in this album), her voice is so warm and expressive but when she hit her top mezzo soprano notes, she can still produce a bell-like clarity in her voice.

So Many Stars is one of my all time favourite song which appears in this album.

Highly recommend this album. I never get tired of listening to this romantic music. The album doesn't seem to have a beginning or an end as I listen to it over and over again. It's Sassy's masterpiece. She loves the songs from that albums so much that when she died, she asked to be buried with the music tape and the music sheets from the songs of that album.
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By Amazon Customer on 26 Sept. 2014
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Just the job.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 16 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
This late recording of Sarah Vaughan interested me greatly, because I knew her voice had aged more gracefully than Ella's,
so I really expected not only romance, but also passion from this album. Well, the voice is still here (of course, much deeper than in her sassy and romantic youth, but who cares?)

Apparently, majority of people commenting this album online are quite thrilled... I appologize, but I'm not.
Maybe it's because I'm primarily jazz-oriented Sarah Vaughan fan, althoug I like some other forms of music as well (blues for instance)...
I have nothing against bossa nova and other forms of Latin music, but this is, basically, a pop album with light Brazilian touch and even lighter jazz touch...
Even when Sarah goes on short wordless-impro flight, for instance on "Love and Passion", it is smothered in electric sounds of elevator music... In my humble opinion.

So, merely because I wouldn't like to be too harsh out of my jazz-based biggotry, I'm giving it more than one star.
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