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Jazz AOTW Paulinho Da Costa - BREAKDOWN (CD-5356)

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  1. Captain Bacardi

    Captain Bacardi Well-Known Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Paulinho da Costa
    BREAKDOWN
    A&M CD-5356
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    Released 1991​

    Format: CD/Cassette​

    Produced and Arranged by Paulinho da Costa & Erich Bulling for Step Productions​

    Songs:​
    • 1. Say It Now, 'Freedom' (Paulinho da Costa/Erich Bulling/Jeffrey B. Hull/Peter Canada) - 6:07
      2. One Step Two Step (Erich Bulling/Paulinho da Costa/Debbie Franco) - 3:42
      3. Guaruja (Paulinho da Costa/Erich Bulling/Peter Canada) - 4:58
      4. I Believe You (Erich Bulling/Viqui Denman) - 4:04
      5. Sabor Latino (Paulinho da Costa/Erich Bulling) - 4:01
      6. Let's Stay Friends (Paulinho da Costa/Erich Bulling/Peter Canada) - 5:09
      7. No Way Out (Erich Bulling/Paulinho da Costa/Peter Canada) - 4:06
      8. This Love's For Keeps (Erich Bulling/Paulinho da Costa/Peter Canada) - 3:49
      9. Real Love (Erich Bulling/Viqui Denman) - 4:05
      10. You Can Love Me (Paulinho da Costa/Erich Bulling/Viqui Denman) - 3:44
      11. Going North (Paulinho da Costa/Erich Bulling/Viqui Denman) - 3:24
      12. Exotica (Paulinho da Costa/Erich Bulling/Viqui Denman) - 5:00
    Musicians:​
    Paulinho da Costa - Percussion and Drums, Background Vocals (3, 7, 11, 12)​
    Erich Bulling - Keyboards​
    Larry Williams - Tenor Saxophone (1, 5, 7, 8 )​
    George Duke - Keyboard solo (2)​
    Paul Jackson, Jr. - Guitar (2, 4, 9)​
    Andy Narell - Steel Drums (3)​
    Nathan East - Bass (4)​
    Marcus Miller - Bass (5, 7, 9)​
    Bill Reichenbach - Trombone (5, 8 )​
    Rick Culver - Trombone (5, 8 )​
    Jerry Hey - Trumpet (5, 8 )​
    Gary Grant - Trumpet (5, 8 )​
    Herb Alpert - Trumpet (6, 7)​
    Carlos Rios - Guitar (6)​
    Gerald Albright - Soprano Sax (9)​
    Duilio Cosenza - Cavaquinho​
    Vocals: - Jimmy Varner, Darryl Phinnessee, Peter Canada, Philip Bailey, "The Waters" (Maxine, Julia, Oren & Luther), Marsha Skidmore, Isela Sotelo, Maria del Ray, Kenny O'Brien, Erich Bulling​

    Recorded at Ocean Way Recording by Steve Sykes and Eric Rudd and at Wild Tracks Recording Studio by Erich Bulling​
    Mixed by Csaba Petocz and Steve Sykes at Conway Recording Studios​
    Assistant Engineer: Briant Arnett​
    Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering​

    Art Direction & Design: Chuck Beeson & Rowan Moore​
    Photography: Bret Lopez​
    Stylist: Mimi De Blasio​


    Capt. Bacardi​
     
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    Captain Bacardi Well-Known Member Moderator Thread Starter

    Once again I bought this CD because of Herb Alpert's trumpet contributions, and he played on the two strongest tracks of the album ("Let's Stay Friends" and "No Way Out", with a searing trumpet solo!). This is a very commercial effort by da Costa, almost a pop album in some respects. I have his earlier albums on the Pablo label, the first was a self-titled LP with strong Brazilian influences that featured the likes of trombonist Frank Rosolino. On this album some of the pop tracks are rather unremarkable, but it does close with a very festive "Exotica". A decent effort from the king of percussion.


    Capt. Bacardi
     
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