Amoroso (album)

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Amoroso
João Gilberto – Amoroso.png
Studio album by
João Gilberto
Released1977
Recorded1976
GenreBossa nova
Length44:48
72:51 (CD Rerelease, combined with Brasil)
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerHelen Keane, Tommy LiPuma
João Gilberto chronology
Getz/Gilberto '76
(1976)
Amoroso
(1977)
João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira
(1980)

Amoroso (Italian pronunciation: [amoˈroːzo]), released in 1977, is an album that uses an orchestral arrangement to produce the Brazilian sound of bossa nova. The album features João Gilberto on vocals and guitar, backed by a large, but not overpowering, arrangement.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'S Wonderful"
  2. "Estate"
  3. "Tin Tin Por Tin Tin"
  4. "Besame Mucho"
  5. "Wave"
  6. "Caminhos Cruzados"
  7. "Triste"
  8. "Zingaro"

The latter four songs were written and composed by fellow bossa nova legend Antônio Carlos Jobim and adapted by Gilberto. The string section was arranged by Claus Ogerman.

CD Rerelease with "Brasil"[edit]

The compact disc re-release of the album is paired on a single disc with the 1981 album Brasil, with the Amoroso cover and the tiles of both albums.

Personnel[edit]

  • João Gilberto - guitar, vocals
  • Milcho Leviev - synthesizer
  • Bud Shank - flute
  • Grady Tate - drums
  • Ralph Grierson - keyboards
  • Marilyn Baker - viola
  • Israel Baker - violin
  • Israel Baker - concertmaster
  • Michael Boddicker - synthesizer
  • Stella Castellucci
  • Claus Ogerman - arranger, conductor
  • Joe Correro - drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
  • Isabelle Daskoff - violin
  • Bonnie Douglas - violin
  • Glenn Garrett - flute
  • Anne Goodman - cello
  • Don Henderson - assistant engineer
  • Lee Herschberg - digital mastering
  • Jim Hughart - bass
  • Helen Keane - producer
  • Tommy LiPuma - producer
  • Johnny Mandel - arranger, conductor
  • Joel Moss - engineer
  • Nelson Motta - liner notes
  • Matt Pierson - reissue producer
  • Nathan Ross - violin
  • Julie Sayres - coordination
  • Al Schmitt - engineer, mixing
  • David Schwartz - viola
  • Paul Shure - violin
  • Gerald Vinci - violin, concertmaster
  • Helain Wittenberg - viola
  • John Wittenberg - violin
  • Noel Newbolt - production assistant
  • Joe Goodman - violin
  • Bobby Dubow - violin
  • Claire Fisher - keyboards
  • Michael Diehl - design
  • Guto Graca Mello - executive producer
  • Bob Lipsett - violin
  • Geoffrey Holder - paintings
  • Eric Bowman - assistant engineer
  • Harry Bluestone - violin
  • Célio Martins - engineer
  • André Midani - executive producer
  • Eddie Cain - flute
  • Eduardo Ramalho - assistant engineer

References[edit]

  • Answers.com. [1]