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Sergio Mendes: In The Key Of Joy

Read "In The Key Of Joy" reviewed by Jim Worsley

With exuberant Brazilian beats variously smoldering and at full flame, In the Key of Joy (Concord Records, 2019) archives the sound and the ambiance that defines Sergio Mendes. In 2020, the composer, keyboardist and vocalist celebrates more than sixty years in the music industry with this release. No matter how many beautiful songs and engaging records Mendes has provided over the years, many of a certain age will always first conjure up Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66. The ...

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Sergio Mendes with Eliane Elias at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Read "Sergio Mendes with Eliane Elias at New Jersey Performing Arts Center" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Jazz Meets Samba Sergio Mendes with Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour and Joe Lovano New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, New Jersey November 8, 2013 On a double-billed evening dedicated to the music of Brazil, pianist Eliane Elias kicked off the first set with an up-tempo take on Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Só Danço Samba" backed by her touring band, which was rounded out by Marc Johnson (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums) and ...

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Sergio Mendes: Oceano

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Sergio Mendes seems to one of those artists who has been around forever with his wonderful bands Brazil '66, '74, '77, each depicting an era of evolution in the world of popular Brazilian music. Sergio fans will remember the classic Lennon and McCartney “Fool on the hill" performed on a number of his earlier albums with vocalists Bonnie Bowden and his wife-to-be, Gracinha Leporace. His latest outing “Oceano" features one of Brazil's rising stars Ricardo Silveira whose own ...


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