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Acid Jazz, October 29, 2016


Sergio Mendes generally plays large arenas, such as the Hollywood Bowl, but he’ll make a rare smaller venue appearance at Yoshi’s in Oakland on November 4 and 5.


Sergio Mendes: Still Vibrant at 75!


by Gary G. Vercelli


Sergio Mendes is arguably the most influential Brazilian musician of our time. Mendes brought the distinctive rhythms of Rio to our shores in the 1960’s and blended them with American pop to produce massive hits including “The Look of Love,” “Fool On the Hill,” and “Scarborough Fair.” Mendes’ signature mix of bossa nova and samba combined with pop sensibilities and the distinctive vocal harmonies of his band Brazil ‘66, to create melodies alluring to audiences throughout the world. His recording of “Mas Que Nada” marked the first time a song sung entirely in Portuguese hit Billboard’s pop chart.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Mendes continues to record and tour.  He has found his fountain of youth by surrounding himself with young talent, including guest vocalists John Legend, Ana Carolina, Milton Nascimento, and his wife Gracinha Leporace. On his latest album “Magic,” Sergio explores “Sou Eu” (It’s Me), a lively song written by the late legendary Brazilian pianist Moacir Santos. Guest vocalist Seu Jorge shows why he is considered one of the most in-demand talents in contemporary Brazilian music. His deep, resonant voice is alive with passion and charismatic flair.

Although Mendes has recorded more than thirty-five albums and has taken home three Grammy Awards, he continues to search for new dimension in music, even incorporating hip-hop sensibilities in some of his material.


10:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Groove Armada: My Friend BUY from Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)
10:05 p.m.
Sergio Mendes: Maracatu (Nation Of Love) (feat. Seu Jorge & Gracinha Leporace) BUY from Bom Tempo
10:09 p.m.
Sergio Mendes: Sou Eu (feat. Seu Jorge) BUY from Magic
10:12 p.m.
Michael Franti & Spearhead: Once A Day (feat. Sonna Rele & Supa Dups) BUY from SOULROCKER
10:17 p.m.
Sergio Mendes: Lugar Comum (feat. Jovanotti) BUY from Encanto
10:22 p.m.
Sergio Mendes: Maracatu Atomico (feat. Seu Jorge) BUY from Bom Tempo
10:25 p.m.
Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Latinos Unidos (SHO Intro) BUY from Spanish Harlem Orchestra
10:30 p.m.
Doug Beavers: Tu No Sabes BUY from Titanes Del Trombón
10:38 p.m.
Royksopp: Eple BUY from Melody A.M.
10:42 p.m.
Truby Trio: The Swingin' Feel BUY from Elevator Music
10:43 p.m.
Sergio Mendes: Ye-Me-Le BUY from Bom Tempo
10:46 p.m.
Deodato: Rio Strut BUY from Rio Strut
10:51 p.m.
George Benson: The Ghetto BUY from Absolute Benson
10:56 p.m.
The Nite-Liters: K-Jee BUY from The Northern Soul Story, Vol. 2: The Golden Torch
11:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.
Mocean Worker: Reykjavik (feat. Rahsaan Roland Kirk) BUY from Cinco De Mowo!
11:03 p.m.
Groove Armada: Little By Little BUY from Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)
11:09 p.m.
Incognito: Better Days (feat. Vula Malinga) BUY from In Search Of Better Days
11:16 p.m.
Underwolves: Lay Down BUY from Under Your Sky
11:19 p.m.
Greyboy: Outerlude BUY from Freestylin'
11:21 p.m.
Bill Withers With Studio Rio: Lovely Day BUY from Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection
11:25 p.m.
Bossacucanova: Waldomiro Pena (feat. Wilson Simoninha) BUY from Our Kind Of Bossa
11:28 p.m.
Fareed Haque: Trance Hypothesis BUY from Trance Hypothesis
11:35 p.m.
Pedrito Martinez: I'll Be There (feat. Ariacne Trujillo) BUY from Pedrito Martinez Group
11:42 p.m.
Stefania Dipierro: Ainda Mas Amor BUY from Natural
11:46 p.m.
Marcos Valle: Parab (Danca Do Daniel) BUY from Contrasts
11:54 p.m.
Takuya Kuroda: R.S.B.D BUY from Zigzagger
11:58 p.m.
John Tejada: A Familiar Mood BUY from Predicting Machine

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