Acid Jazz, January 21, 2017
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Sergio Mendes is arguably the most influential Brazilian musician of our time. Mendes has been responsible for bringing the distinctive rhythms of Rio to our shores since his massive pop hits with Brasil ’66, including “The Look of Love,” “Fool On the Hill,” and Scarborough Fair.” Mendes signature mix of bossa nova and samba combine with pop sensibilities, making his 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. The always inspiring Mendes continues to drink from the fountain of youth and surround himself with young talent, including guest vocalists John Legend, Milton Nascimento, Ana Carolina, and his talented 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.
Sergio Mendes will make a rare northern California appearance at The Harris Center in Folsom on Saturday, January 28.
Universe Of Love (feat. Angie Brown)
Moon In Libra
Stanley Clarke Band
Barrio Jazz Gang
In The 6th
Reykjavik (feat. Rahsaan Roland Kirk)
Cinco De Mowo!
Sou Eu (feat. Seu Jorge)
Hoy Me Voy
Maracatu (Nation Of Love) (feat. Seu Jorge & Gracinha Leporace)
Lazy, But With Less Work (feat. DJ Check One)
Shut Up About The Sun
Skinny Papa (Louie Vega Production)
Percussion Maddness Revisited
Miles From India
Miles From India
Carnival Of Soul
A Familiar Mood
Music & Movement 2
1000 Watts (feat. Christopher Ellis)
The K Collective
Keep It Coming
Acid Jazz Collection One
Cantaloop (Us3 House Remix)
Hand On The Torch (20th Anniversary)
Louie Vega & Elements Of Life
Children Of The World (Roots NYC Mix) (feat. Josh Milan)
Johnny Colon Y Su Orchestra
Mira Ven Aca
The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion
Miles Davis & Robert Glasper
Right On Brotha (feat. Stevie Wonder)
After Hours (The Antidote)