Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gary Criss - "Rio De Janeiro" 1978

Okay, I'm all over the map now with this one...I know this blog is called "Little Jazzarium", but believe it or not there is a certain "bossa-nova" feel to this CD, however, it's genre is classified as "Disco".  This CD is 'out-of-print' and is a hard-one to come by.  I got this one on eBay, and the seller was in Russia.  I almost bought this LP when it was originally released in 1978, but never did, and am very happy that I have secured a copy now.  I've always been a fan of the various covers of Jobim's timeless  "The Girl From Ipanema" and Gary Criss does a nice job with his version.  My favorite tracks are "Rio De Janeiro" and "Girl From Ipanema/Brazilian Nights" and "Calm Before The Storm".  Don't dismiss this album too quickly, give it a listen, you may be surprised??

Arranged By, Conductor - John Davis (5)
Backing Vocals - Carolyn Mitchell , Venice Thomas*
Bass - Vince Fay
Drums - Grant MacAvoy , Jimmy Young
Guitar - Craig Snyder
Horns, Strings - Don Renaldo Horns And Strings, The
Keyboards, Flute - John Davis (5)
Percussion - Jimmy Walker* , Larry Washington , Nick D'Amico

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