Friday, September 22, 2017

Banda Black Rio - 1980 - Saci Perere

Banda Black Rio 
1980 
Saci Perere



01. Saci Pererê 3:45
02. Miss Cheryl 3:49
03. Melissa 3:30
04. De Onde Vem 3:30
05. Subindo O Morro 3:12
06. Amor Natural 4:04
07. Profissionalismo É Isso Aí 3:40
08. Broto Sexy 3:51
09. Tem Que Ser Agora 3:26
10. Zumbi 2:32

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Cláudio Stevenson
Drums – Paulinho
Electric Bass – Decio
Keyboards, Vocals – Jorjão
Percussion – Bebeto
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Oberdan Magalhães
Trombone – Carlos Darcy
Trumpet – Barrosinho
Vocals – Abobora, Gerson


One of the best albums ever from Brazilian soul legends Banda Black Rio – a tight batch of jazzy funk that's their last testament of greatness! The group are in fine form here – grooving like a Brazilian version of Earth Wind & Fire as they mix together bubbling basslines, smooth keyboards, and funky horn riffs – plus a few regional twists too, like work on cuica and Brazilian percussion! The record's a bit smoother than some of their 70s work, but that gives it a sophisticated jazz funk sound that makes things a bit more soulful than usual – and which has the same appeal as some of the best late 70s work by Azymuth, particularly their classic album for Warner Brothers!
This is a fabulous soul funk rare gem...... Think Earth Wind and Fire with a Latin twist. Super sonics as well. 

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