Oscar Castro Neves – Tropical Heart {JVC} [xrcd]

Oscar Castro Neves – Tropical Heart {JVC} [xrcd]

Latin Jazz, Guitar

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298 MB.

Oscar Castro-Neves (May 15, 1940 – September 27, 2013), was a Brazilian guitarist, arranger, and composer who is considered a founding figure in bossa nova.

He was born in Rio de Janeiro as one of triplets and formed a band with his brothers in his youth. At 16 he had a national hit with Chora Tua Tristeza. In 1962 he was in a bossa nova concert at Carnegie Hall, and later he toured with Stan Getz and Sérgio Mendes. He went on to work with musicians from different genres, including Billy Eckstine, Yo Yo Ma, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, João Gilberto, Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour, Airto Moreira, Toots Thielemans, John Klemmer, Carol Welsman and Diane Schuur. During the 1970s and early 1980s he was member of the Paul Winter Consort.

With Mendes, Castro-Neves, was a key guitarist in the A&M release “Fool on the Hill” and continued with the classic “Stillness” which was to see the last Brasil ’66 grouping. Castro-Neves re-appeared with Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77 on the Vintage ’74 album.

He lived in Los Angeles, California where he worked as an orchestrator for several films including Blame it on Rio and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.[2] He died of cancer in Los Angeles in September 27, 2013. (wikipedia)

Tracklist:
01. Holding with an Open Hand (4:32)
02. You are My Romance (3:05)
03. New Hope (3:46)
04. If the Dance is Over (3:32)
05. Envelope (4:14)
06. I Still Do (3:05)
07. My Heart Surrenders (4:19)
08. Maya’s Gift (3:06)
09. I have Seen Tomorrow (4:14)
10. Jasmina’s Perfume (3:50)
11. Souvenirs (4:35)
12. Tropical Heart (4:03)
13. Lullaby for a Magical Child (3:32)

Personnel:
Oscar Castro Neves – acoustic guitar, nylon string electric guitar, synthesizer, acoustic piano on track #13

Don Grusin – acoustic piano, sequencer programming on track #5
Abraham Laboriel – bass
Alex Acuna – drums and percussion
Glen Garrett – woodwinds
Eric Gale – electric guitar
Kate Yanai Markowitz – vocal on track #4, and background vocals
Bunny Hull – vocal on track #11, and background vocals

All selections composed by Oscar Castro-Neves and published by Kennis Enterprises, Inc.

Produced by Akira Taguchi and Oscar Castro-Neves
Executive Producer: Takashi Misu
Arranged by Oscar Castro-Neves except track #5, arranged by Don Grusin
Recorded and mixed by Geoff Gillette
Assisted by Noel Hazen and Jim Champagne
Recorded and mixed at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California

Mastered by Alan Yoshida at A&M Mastering, Hollywood, California
Original cover painting, art direction and design by Sarajo Frieden
Photography by Lori Stoll

XRCD series design by Peter Grant
Creative direction by Sam Gay for JVC
In studio photography by Mann Kameda

JVC is a registered trademark of Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.

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