I Love Brazil!

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I Love Brazil!
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Studio album by Sarah Vaughan
Released 1977
Recorded October 31-November 7, 1977
Genre Bossa nova, Vocal jazz
Length 54:43
Label Pablo
Producer Aloísio de Oliveira
Sarah Vaughan chronology
Sarah Vaughan with the Jimmy Rowles Quintet
(1974)
I Love Brazil!
(1977)
How Long Has This Been Going On?
(1978)

I Love Brazil! is a 1977 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by prominent Brazilian musicians Milton Nascimento, Dori Caymmi and Antônio Carlos Jobim.

This was Vaughan's first album of bossa nova/MPB, it was followed by Copacabana (1979), and Brazilian Romance (1987).[1] It was also her first album for Pablo Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album two and a half stars and said that Vaughan's voice was "still in tremendous form" but "few of the performances are all that memorable...this set is really more for fans of contemporary Brazilian music than for jazz collectors".[1]

The album garnered a Grammy nomination.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If You Went Away (Preciso Aprender a Ser Só)" (Ray Gilbert, Marcos Valle, Paulo Sergio Valle) - 4:25
  2. "Triste" (Antônio Carlos Jobim) - 2:58
  3. "Roses and Roses (Das Rosas)" (Dorival Caymmi, Gilbert) - 3:23
  4. "Empty Faces (Vera Cruz)" (Lani Hall, Milton Nascimento) - 6:26
  5. "I Live to Love You (Morrer de Amor)" (Oscar Castro-Neves, Luverci Fiorini, Gilbert) - 3:54
  6. "The Face I Love (Seu Encanto)" (Gilbert, Carlos Pingarilho, M. Valle) - 3:29
  7. "Courage (Coragem)" (Nascimento, Cootie Williams) - 3:42
  8. "The Day It Rained (Chuva)" (Pedro Camargo, Durval Ferreira, Gilbert) - 4:40
  9. "A Little Tear (Razão de Viver)" (Deodato, Gilbert, P.S. Valle) - 4:07
  10. "Like a Lover (Cantador)" (Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Dori Caymmi, Nelson Motta) - 4:45
  11. "Bridges (Travessia)" (Nascimento, Fernando Brant, Gene Lees) - 4:12
  12. "Someone to Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Vocë)" (Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Lees) - 3:26
Tracks 11 and 12 are CD reissue bonus tracks.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Durval Ferreira - creative director
  • Sheldon Marks - design, layout design
  • Norman Granz - design, layout design, liner notes
  • Mário Jorge Bruno - engineer
  • Tamaki Beck - mastering
  • Aloísio de Oliveira - producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "I Love Brazil!". Allmusic. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 199. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ "I Love Brazil [Bonus Tracks]". Allmusic. Retrieved March 18, 2012.