A Brazilian Love Affair

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A Brazilian Love Affair
A Brazilian Love Affair.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMarch–April 1979
GenreJazz fusion
ProducerGeorge Duke
George Duke chronology
Master of the Game
A Brazilian Love Affair
Dream On
Singles from A Brazilian Love Affair
  1. "Brazilian Love Affair"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

A Brazilian Love Affair is the fifteenth studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was released in 1980 through Epic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place from March 1979 to April 1979 at Level E Hawai Recording Studio in Rio de Janeiro and at Westlake Recording Studios with additional recording at Le Gonks West Studio in West Hollywood, California. It was mastered by Brian Gardner at Allen Zentz Recording Studio in Los Angeles.

Duke used various keyboard instruments for A Brazilian Love Affair, including Rhodes piano, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Oberheim polyphonic, Minimoog, ARP Odyssey, Yamaha CP 70. The album features guest appearances from Brazilian jazz musicians, such as vocalists Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento and Simone, guitarist Toninho Horta, drummer Robertinho Silva, and percussionist Airto Moreira, along with Duke's frequent collaborators: Lynn Davis, Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, Sheila Escovedo, Roland Bautista and others.

In the United States, the album peaked at #119 on the Billboard 200 and at #40 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It reached #33 in the UK Albums Chart. Its single, the title song "Brazilian Love Affair", peaked at #36 in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by George Duke, except where noted.

1."Brazilian Love Affair" 7:24
2."Summer Breezin'" 4:50
3."Cravo E Canela"
4."Alone-6 AM" 1:07
5."Brazilian Sugar" (featuring Flora Purim) 5:34
6."Sugar Loaf Mountain" 4:10
7."Love Reborn" 4:28
8."Up from the Sea It Arose and Ate Rio in One Swift Bite" 5:24
9."I Need You Now" (featuring Simone) 4:43
10."Ao Que Vai Nascer" (featuring Milton Nascimento)
Total length:48:11





  • George Duke – producer, arrangements
  • Kerry McNabb – engineer
  • Mitch Gibson – assistant engineer
  • Erik Zobler – assistant engineer
  • Andy Mills – assistant engineer
  • Jorge Luiz – assistant engineer
  • Brian Gardnermastering
  • Bruce Heigh – production manager
  • Julie Sayres – coordinator
  • Vania Toledo – photography

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 33
US Billboard 200[3] 119
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 40


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "A Brazilian Love Affair – George Duke". AllMusic. Retrieved August 27, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "George Duke | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

External links[edit]

A Brazilian Love Affair at Discogs (list of releases)