Bobby Rosengarden - GL Music


Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme & Luiz Bonfa, "Steve & Eydie, Bonfa & Brazil", GL Music #______ (2005).[CD Reissue]


Rio de Janeiro (Bonfa/Sigman)
Dream My Dream (Bonfa/Sigman)
It's Love Sweet Love (Rosengarden/Bonfa)
A Day In The Life of A Fool (Bonfa/Sigman)
Sweet Talk (Bonfa/Jacob)
Be Still (Bonfa/Manning)
Summer, Summer Wind (Bonfa/Grean)
Say Goodbye (Bonfa/Sigman)
Oba-Oba (Bonfa/Jaffe)
Dia das Rosas (Bonfa/Jacob)
Empty Glass (Bonfa/Manning)
The Face of My Love (Bonfa/Cahn)

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 Berniker.

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."

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