*This is a Vinyl LP*
Release Date: 2014
Label: Sony Legacy
- Bill Withers – Lovely Day
- Aretha Franklin – Walk On By
- Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
- Billie Holiday – You’ve Changed
- Sly & The Family Stone– Family Affair
- The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
- Mel Tormé – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
- Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
- Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae – Take Five
- Andy Williams – Music To Watch Girls By
- Sarah Vaughan – Summertime
Classic American vocals, sultry Brazilian rhythms
Album download included with extra track featuring Nina Simone!
From Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, comes Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative new collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers
Embracing the “All In One Rhythm” Theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection blends 12 iconic performances — from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Mel Tormé, Nina Simone, Johnny Nash, Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae, Andy Williams and Sarah Vaughan — with new, samba and bossa nova arrangements and production inspired by the spirit of Brazilian music.
Working on Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection project, the Berman Brothers sought out the original multi-track masters and utilized an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology from Science of Sounds to extract exquisitely pristine and detailed vocals. The newly isolated vocals were then melded with brand-new, authentic backing arrangements played by Studio Rio, an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle.
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection is the latest innovative musical project from the Berman Brothers (Frank and Christian), a production team whose previous work includes Rhythms Del Mundo (2006), a cross-cultural album summit which which fused an all-star cast of Cuban musicians including Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club with U.S. and U.K. artists and superstars such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon5, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and others. Rhythms del Mundo was released in more than 61 countries and received multiple sales awards worldwide.