CAT # OJCCD-995-2
1. Taj Mahal 3:45 2. I'm Going To Rio 4:05 3. African Sunrise 3:40 4. Walk Man 4:35 5. O Mar E Meu Chao 2:45 6. You Came Into My Life 3:28 7. My Love 4:42 8. You've Got A Special Kin 5:09 9. Carioca 2:59 10. Groove 4:01
To judge by the success of current radio formats, this album was ahead of its time when it was released in 1984. It features the potent rhythm tracks, world-beat touches, and occasional vocals that are heard on countless adult contemporary/smooth jazz stations these days. Paulinho Da Costa even called upon several musicians who have become heroes of the genre, like Randy Waldman and Nathan East, as well as seasoned veterans Larry Carlton, George Duke, and Ernie Watts to complement his definitive percussion touches. The textures and rhythms keep shifting, with gems like Duke's melodion solo on "O Mar é Meu Chão" popping up along the way and welcome covers of Jorge Ben and Dori Caymmi tunes among originals by the leader and guitarist Clarence Charles.
with Larry Carlton, Carl Carwell, Clarence Charles, Todd Cochran, George Duke, Nathan East, Charles Fearing, Craig Harris, Jerry Hey, Abraham Laboriel, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Bill Reichenbach, John Robinson, Randy Waldman, Ernie Watts
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