13 August 2006
JOAO DONATO-ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY DEODATO
This is really a Deodato record, Joao Donato having written and laid down basic keyboard tracks and promptly hightailed it back to Brazil, leaving Deodato and studio players to flesh out the rest.Big crew on this one including Airto,Ray Barretto,Randy Brecker and Romeo Penque who create a fantastic mix of bossa ,jazz ,and latin influences.Donato went on to use the basic melodies for most of these tunes but re-titled them for his monstrously funky "A Bad Donato" which I will post soon.
I bought this many years ago, dismissed it as easy listening and filed it.As time went on I found myself playing it again and again and I gradually fell in love with the whole lp.I guess a lot of it was finally admitting to myself after buying Quem a Quem that it's ok to like beautiful music and it doesn't always have to be full on, hardcore, banging, knock em dead stuff.I'll leave it there and let you be the judge - but if you enjoyed my Brazilian posts then this will be essential for you !
HERES A NEW UPLOAD OF JUST THE TRACK CAPRICORN WHICH WAS CORRUPT ON THE ORIGINAL POST