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Herbie Mann, "Do The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann", Atlantic #1397 (1962).[LP]

Sergio Mendes and His Bossa Nova Rio Group play on two tracks of this album.

Tracklist:

Side One

Deve Ser Amor
Menina Feia (Sergio Mendes and His Bossa Nova Rio Group)
Amor Em Paz
Voce E Eu

Side Two

One Note Samba
Blues Walk (Sergio Mendes and His Bossa Nova Rio Group)
Consolação
Bossa Velha


Musician personnel (taken directly from the back album cover): 

"On "Deve Ser Amor" and "Consolação" the personnel is:  Herbie Mann, flute or alto flute; Baden Powell, guitar; Gabriel, bass; Papao, drums (Deve Ser Amor) and Juquinha, drums (Consolação).
On "Menina Feia" and "Blues Walk", Herbie Mann plays with the Sergio Mendes "Bossa Nova Rio Group" (Paulo Moura, alto sax; Pedro Paulo, trumpet; Sergio Mendes, piano; Durval Ferreira, guitar; Otavio Bailly Jr., bass; Dom Um Romão, drums.
On "Amor Em Paz" & "One Note Samba" the pianist-arranger-conductor is Antonio Carlos Jobim, who also sings the vocal on "One Note Samba".
On "Voce E Eu" Herbie Mann plays with the trio of pianist Luis Carlos Vinhas.
On "Bossa Velha" Herbie Mann is accompanied by "Zezinho e sua Escola de Samba."  This 17-piece percussion group is made up of the leading Brazilian "School of Samba" musicians.  These musicians, who perform in the streets of Rio during Carnival, use all the characteristic Brazilian rhythm instruments such as cuica, tamborium, reco reco, pandeiro, frigideira, surdo, chocalho, etc."


LINER NOTES (by Dick Kleiner):

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Herbie Mann, "Latin Fever", Atlantic #SD 1422 (1964).[LP]

Tracklist:

Side One
Side Two

Harlem Nocturne

Batida Differente *

Fever

Nana

Not Now - Later On

Groovy Samba

The Golden Striker

Influenza de Jazz *

Insensatez


You Came A Long Way From St. Louis



* Special Note: The spelling "Differente" is an accurate transcription from both the album back cover and from the LP label, although this word is spelled with one 'f' in Portuguese. The same is true for the other title "Influenza de Jazz". This is usually seen as "Influencia do Jazz".

Musician personnel on Batida Differente, Groovy Samba and Influenza de Jazz is: Herbie Mann, flute; and the Sergio Mendes Sextet: Sergio Mendes, piano; Paulo Moura, alto sax; Pedro Paulo, trumpet; Durval Ferreira, guitar; Otavio Bailly, Jr., bass; Don Um Romao, drums; Tom Jobim, piano (on "Insensatez" track only) and arranger of all of Side Two.

These tracks were recorded in Rio de Janiero.

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[Original U.S. LP]


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[Original U.S. Label]

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[French LP]

Sergio Mendes, "The Swinger From Rio", Atlantic #1434/SD-1434 (mono/stereo) (1965).[LP]
Sergio Mendes, "The Swinger From Rio", Atlantic [France] #40375 (1972).[LP]

Tracks:

Maria Moita
Sambinha Bossa Nova
Batida Diferente
So Danco Samba
Pau Brazil
The Girl from Ipanema
Useless Panorama
The Dreamer
Primavera
Consolacao
Favela

Musician personnel: On "The Girl From Ipanema", "Useless Panorama" and "Sambinha Bossa Nova", the personnel is: Sergio Mendes, piano; Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar; Tiao Netto, bass; Chico DeSouza, drums; & Art Farmer, fluegelhorn. The personnel is the same on "Maria Moita", "The Dreamer", & "So Danco Samba", except that Phil Woods, alto sax, replaces Art Farmer. Hubert Laws, flute, replaces Phil Woods on "Primavera", "Favela", "Batida Diferente" & "Pau Brazil". The personnel on "Consolacao" is: Sergio Mendes, piano; Tiao Netto, bass; Chico DeSouza, drums.


LINER NOTES (from the French LP):

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Sergio Mendes, "The Great Arrival", Atlantic #1466/SD-1466 (mono/stereo) (1966).[LP]


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Tracks:

Side 1
Side 2
The Great Arrival (Chegança)
Nana
Monday, Monday
Bonita
Carnaval
Morning
Cancao do Amanhecer
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Here's That Rainy Day
Tristeza De Amar
Boranda
Girl Tal

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LINER NOTES (from the Original LP, written by Norman Gimbel):

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Musician personnel: Sergio Mendes, piano; unknown string orchestra arranged and conducted by Clare Fischer, Bob Florence, Dick Hazard. Also included are Bob Matthews (bass) and João Palma (drums).


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[Original LP]


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[Japan CD Reissue]

Sergio Mendes, "The Beat of Brazil", Atlantic #1480/SD-1480 (mono/stereo) (1967).[LP]
Sergio Mendes, "The Beat of Brazil", Atlantic [Japan] #AMCY-1245 (1999).[CD Reissue]

Note: The Bossa Rio Sextet plays on this album.

This was a U.S. release of the Philips Brasil LP "Sergio Mendes and Bossa Rio", Philips # P 632.701 (1964) (tracks are in different order but are identical).

Tracks:

Side 1
Side 2
Nana
Ela E Carioca
Amor Em Paz
Corcovado
Garota de Ipanema
Noa Noa
Coisa No. 2
Desafinado
Primitivo
Neurotico

Musician personnel: Sergio Mendes, piano; Sebastião Neto, bass; Edison Machado, drums; Edson Maciel, slide trombome; Raulzinhyo, valve trombone; Hector Bisignani, tenor sax (on "Primitivo" and "Nana", the featured tenor sax soloist is Aurino Ferreira. Arrangements by Antonio Carlos Jobim.


LINER NOTES:

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This album was part of a reissue set.

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[Original (U.S.) LP]


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[France LP]


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[Japan CD Reissue]

Sergio Mendes Trio and Brasil '65, "In Person At El Matador!", Atlantic #8112/SD-8112 (mono/stereo) (1967).[Original LP]
Sergio Mendes Trio and Brasil '65, "In Person At El Matador!", Atlantic [Japan] #AMCY-1246 (199_) [CD Reissue].
Sergio Mendes Trio and Brasil '65, "In Person At El Matador!", Atlantic [France] #40545 (19__).[LP]

This album also includes a Sergio Mendes composition, "Noa Noa".

Tracklist:

Reza
O Morro
Samba Do Astronauta
Tem Do De Mim
Jodel
Samba de Jose
Noa Noa
Black Orpheus Medley
Arrast Ao
Vai De Vez
Caminho de Casa

Musician personnel:  includes Sergio Mendes (piano), Sebastião Neto (bass), Paulinho Magalhaes (perc), Chico Batera (drums), and featuring Rosinha de Valenca (guitar) & Wanda de Sah (vocal).

This album also part of a 3 album set reissue.


LINER NOTES (from the Original LP, written by Leonard Feather) and ALBUM CREDITS:

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