Bobby Rosengarden - GL Music
Musician personnel: Steve Lawrence
& Eydie Gorme (vocals), Luiz Bonfa (guitar), Eumir Deodato (piano
& organ), Don Payne & Ron Carter (bass), Dom Um Romao &
Bobby Rosengarden (drums), plus strings & horns. Arranged &
Conducted by Eumir Deodato.
Produced by Mike
LINER NOTES from the CD Reissue:
"Luiz was coming to the States
more often and Don Costa arranged for us to meet him. We really hit it
off and decided to do the album. Bonfá told us about a new young
Brazilian musician/arranger that he thought would be perfect for us.
His name was Eumir Deodato. The greatest moments for us were the
casual and intimate rehearsals at our apartment where we drank dark
coffee and learned the songs while Eumir played the piano . . . as he
does on the album and Bonfá played his guitar. To quote Antonio
Carlos Jobim . . . “Bonfá plays the guitar like no other . . .
his guitar is a little orchestra”. Luiz and Carlos collaborated on the
film score for “Black Orpheus”. A cult film which introduced the world
to Bossa Nova . . . a movement known as ‘New Wave’ or ‘New Groove’ and
the film made them both international stars. ‘Manha De Carnival’ is
still among the top ten songs played in the world today. We do not get
many requests for this opus . . . but we do for all the other
enchanting songs in this marvelous album. The musicianship is
grand, the performances delightful and the memories are unforgettable.
We have run out of adjectives . . . but you won’t after you rediscover
Steve & Eydie Bonfá & Brazil."
Webmaster's Note: More information - including Steve and Eydie's own words on the album can be seen here: