Sergio, 1992.

Sergio Mendes - Verve


Various Artists, "The Soul of Jazz - Vol. 5", Verve #525560 (year unknown).[CD Compilation]

Includes Sergio Mendes' performance of "For What It's Worth".

Various Artists, "Bossa Nova/Trinta Anos Depois" Verve #826870 (1989).[CD Compilation]

Includes Sergio Mendes' performance of "The Girl from Ipanema".


Sergio Mendes, "Oceano", Verve Forecast #532441 (1996).[CD]
Sergio Mendes, "Oceano", Verve Forecast/PolyGram #532441 (1996)


Rio de Janeiro (Blanc/Guinga)
Trilhos Urbanos (Veloso)
Holográfico Olodum (Mendes/Portugal)
Años Dourados (Buarque/Jobim)
Madalena (Isidoro)
Puzzle of Hearts (Djavan/Walsh)
Capivara (Pascoal)
Anjo de Mim (Lins/Martins)
Vale Da Ribeira (Pascoal)
Maracatudo (Kidula/Lenine/Public Domain)
Oceano de Silenzi (Djavan/Salerno/Zucchero)
Años Dorados (Buarque/Canoura/Jobim)
Rio de Janeiro (Blanc/Guinga)

Personnel: Sergio Mendes--Arranger, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Multi Instruments, Producer; Caetano Veloso--Vocals; Gilberto Gil--Vocals; Ricardo Silveira--Guitar (Acoustic); Bill Watrous--Trombone; Zucchero--Vocals; Simone-Emmanuel--Vocals; Ronaldo Barcellos--Vocals, Vocals (bckgr); Robbie Buchanan--Arranger, Multi Instruments, Orchestration, String Pads; Cesinha--Drums; Vinnie Colaiuta--Drums; Luis Conte--Percussion; Renato Correa--Vocals (bckgr); Ronaldo Correa--Vocals, Vocals (bckgr); Nathan East--Bass; Fabiola--Vocals, Vocals (bckgr); Gary Falcone--Vocals (bckgr); Gordinho--Percussion; Phillip Ingram--Vocals (bckgr); Paul Jackson, Jr.--Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Arranger; Marquinho Lobo--Percussion; Robert Mendes--Vocals (bckgr); Ovidio--Percussion; Hermeto Pascoal--Arranger, Keyboards, Sanfona; Eric Persing--Synthesizer, Percussion, Arranger; Joe Pizzulo--Vocals, Vocals (bckgr); Ramiro--Percussion; Michael Shapiro--Percussion; Steve Tavaglione--Multi Instruments; Cabelinho--Percussion; Kleber Jorge--Vocals (bckgr), Cavaquinho; Kika Tristao--Vocals, Vocals (bckgr); Beloba--Percussion; Jean Kidula--Rap; Aline Cabral--Vocals, Vocals (bckgr); Alceu do Cavaco--Cavaquinho.


Various Artists, "Novabossa, Red Hot on Verve!", Verve CD #535884 (1996).[CD Compilation]

Personnel: includes Sergio Mendes, Producer.


Various Artists, "Passport to Brazil", Verve #543594 (2000).[CD Compilation]

Contains Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66's "Like a Lover".


Various Artists, "A Trip To Brazil/Bossa, Samba & Beyond", Verve #545475-1 (2000).[2 LP set]

This 2-LP set, a compilation of the 2-CD sets A Trip To Brazil Vol.1: 40 Years of Bossa Nova and A Trip To Brazil Vol.2: Bossa & Beyond, includes the following tracks performed by Sergio Mendes:


Side A, Track 1 - Sergio Mendes & Bossa Rio: Ela E Carioca (Jobim/de Moares)

Personnel: Sergio Mendes (piano), Sebastiao Neto (bass), Edison Machado (drums), Hector Costita (tenor sax), Edson Maciel (trombone), Raul de Souza (valve trombone), Antonio Carlos Jobim (arranger).

In his liner notes, Mr. DeSouteiro wrote:

At the time of its release, in 1964, this album had the impact of a hurricane. A new kind of bossa concept was born, and it appealed much more to the jazz-influenced musicians than had the first bossa aesthetic of a guitar, a stool and a voice. Instead of intimate moods, a fiery approach, with jazzy energetic solos. Subtitled Voce Ainda Nao Ouviu Nada (You Haven't Heard Nothing Yet!), it included arrangements by Jobim, Meirelles and Mendes.


Side B, Track 4 - Sergio Mendes Trio: Batida Diferente (Ferreira/Einhorn)


Personnel: Sergio Mendes (piano & arranger), Sebastiao Neto (bass), Chico Batera (drums) and special guest Hubert Laws (flute).

In his liner notes, Mr. DeSouteiro wrote:

Although Mendes made his New York debut at the famous Bossa Nova at the Carnegie Hall concert in 1962, his first US tour only took place two years later. While in the Big Apple, his first trio recorded an album featuring three top jazzmen: Art Farmer, Phil Woods, and Hubert Laws, the supreme jazz flutist heard here in a great solo on Batida Diferente. This is real samba-jazz, including a surprisingly inventive solo by Mendes, who evokes the influences of Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver.

Compilation produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.


Various Artists, "Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi Compiled by Thievery Corporation", Verve #584151 (2002).[CD Compilation]

Includes Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 performance of "Chove Chuva" (Sergio Mendes, arranger/keyboardist).

Compilation producers: Eric Hilton, Rob Garza.

Includes liner notes by Eric Hilton, Rob Garza.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.


Various Artists, "A Trip to Brazil, Volume 3 - Back to Bossa", Verve/Universal #089710-2 (January 2003).[2 CD set]

Compiled, annotated and produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for Jazz Station Records (JSR).

CD 2, Track 17 - Bossa Rio: Blackbird (Lennon/McCartney) - produced by Sergio Mendes.
CD 2, Track 18 - Edu Lobo: Hey Jude (Lennon/McCartney) - produced by Sergio Mendes.

   Bossa-Rio.pdf - Track annotation by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

   Hey-jude.pdf - Track annotation by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

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Various Artists, "@Jazz Café Bossa Edition", Verve Records [Japan] #UCCV-4086 (2003).[CD Compilation]


1    Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto –     The Girl From Ipanema    5:23    (Jobim, piano & Composer)
2    Antonio Carlos Jobim –     Meditation    3:19    (Jobim, Composer)
3    Stan Getz & João Gilberto –     Só Danço Samba (Jazz Samba)    3:41    (Jobim, Composer)
4    Antonio Carlos Jobim –     Wave    2:54 (Jobim, Composer)
5    Astrud Gilberto –     Água De Beber    2:21 (Jobim, Composer)
6    Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd –     Desafinado    5:53    (Jobim, Composer)
7    Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto –     Corcovado    4:18    (Jobim, Composer)
8    Walter Wanderley –     Call Me    2:27    (Claudio Slon, drums; Bobby Rosengarden, percussion)
9    Wes Montgomery –     How Insensitive    3:49    (Jobim, Composer)
10    Baden Powell –     Tristeza    3:20   
11    Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 –     Mais Que Nada    2:37   
12    Tamba 4 –     We And The Sea    2:34   
13    Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim –     Waters Of March    3:34    (Jobim, Composer)
14    Marcos Valle –     Summer Samba (So Nice)    2:30   
15    Luiz Bonfá –     Manha De Carnaval    3:21   
16    Antonio Carlos Jobim –     One Note Samba    2:19    (Jobim, Composer)
17    Stan Getz & João Gilberto –     O Grande Amor    5:29    (Jobim, Composer)
18    Laurindo Almeida –     A Felicidation/ Samba De Orfeu    2:28   
19    Baden Powell –     Dindi    3:08    (Jobim, Composer)
20    Antonio Carlos Jobim –     Looks Like December    3:44    (Jobim, Composer)


Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, "Fool On The Hill", Verve #000269102 (2004).[CD Reissue]


Fool On The Hill
Casa Forte
Canto Triste
Upa, Neguinho
Scarborough Fair
When Summer Turns To Snow
Laia Ladaia (Reza)

Musician personnel: Sergio Mendes, Lani Hall & Karen Philipp, Sebastião Neto, Dom Um Romao, John Pisano (plays guitar on all tracks except "Lapinha"), Rubens Bassini and Oscar Castro Neves. This album marks the first appearance of Oscar Castro-Neves on a Sergio Mendes album. He appeared as a special guest only, playing acoustic guitar, on the track "Lapinha". Vocal on "Lapinha" by Gracinha Leporace. Orchestral parts arranged and conducted by Dave Grusin.


Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, "Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66", Verve #000742802 (2006).[CD Reissue]


Mais Que Nada
One Note Samba (Jobim)
The Joker
Going Out Of My Head
Tim Dom Dom
Agua De Beber (Jobim)
Slow Hot Wind (Mancini)
O Pato

Musician personnel: Sergio Mendes, piano & keyboards, arranger; Lani Hall & Janis Hansen, female vocals; Jose Soares, Latin percussion; Bob Matthews, bass; Joao Palma, drums.

Original LP Produced by Herb Alpert.


Various Artists, "Your Guide To The North Sea Jazz Festival 2006", Verve [European import] #928121 (2006).[CD]

This CD contains Sergio Mendes performing Jobim's "Lamento (No Morro)".


Various Artists, "Summer In Rio", Verve Records [EU] #00422 8823851 (2008).[CD Compilation]


1    Tamba Trio –     Mas Que Nada    2:45   
2    Sergio Mendes Trio –     The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)    2:49   
3    Klaus Doldinger Quartet –     Copacabana    2:06   
4    Sylvia Telles –     Discussão    1:54   
5    Baden Powell –     Tristeza    3:19   
6    Joe Pass –     El Gento    4:01   
7    Edu Lobo –     Upa, Neguinho    2:12   
8    Oscar Peterson Trio –     Triste    5:23   
9    Art Van Damme –     Wave    2:53   
10    Ella Fitzgerald –     Useless Landscape (Inútil Paisagem)    5:10   
11    J.T. Meirelles –     O Barquinho    2:11   
12    Coleman Hawkins –     Desafinado    5:47   
13    Astrud Gilberto –     Água De Beber    2:18   
14    Luiz Bonfa –     Bossa Nova Cha Cha    3:21   
15    Bob Brookmeyer –     A Felicidade    3:15   
16    Elsie Bianchi –     Meditation    3:47   
17    Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida –     Once Again (Outra Vez)    6:40   
18    Antonio Carlos Jobim –     Chega De Saudade    4:19   
19    Walter Wanderley –     Ponteio    2:27   
20    Marcos Valle –     Batucada    2:01   
21    Dave Grusin –     Catavento    4:04

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Till Brönner, "Rio", Verve [Europe] #060251780680 (2008).[CD]

This CD contains the Jobim composition "Ela É Carioca" which features Sergio Mendes.

Produced by Larry Klein.


Various Artists, "PAN AM:  Music From and Inspired By The Original Series", Verve #1643502  (2012).[CD Compilation]

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 perform on one track on this compilation CD.


1. Buddy Greco: Around the World
2. Grace Potter: Fly Me to the Moon
3. Bobby Darin: Call Me Irresponsible
4. Ella Fitzgerald: Blue Skies
5. Stan Getz: The Girl from Ipanema (Jobim)
6. Peggy Lee: New York City Blues
7. Shirley Horn: The Best Is Yet to Come
8. Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66: Mais Que Nada
9. Billie Holiday: Just One More Chance
10. Count Basie: I Can't Stop Loving You
11. Brenda Lee: Break It to Me Gently
12. Nikki Jean: Do You Want to Know a Secret
13. Connie Francis: Quando Quando Quando (Tell Me When)
14. Dinah Washington: Destination Moon

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