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Mario Castro-Neves & His OrchestraBRAZILIAN MOOD

Mario Castro-Neves & His Orchestra

Brazilian Mood

Xaxado Blues (Castro-Neves)
Watch What Happens (Legrand; Gimbel)
The Whole Mess (Castro-Neves)
The Look of Love (Bacharach; David)
Macumba Mood (Castro-Neves)
Loud and Clear (Castro-Neves)
Hold My Hand (M & H Castro-Neves)
Helena and I (Castro-Neves)
Wave (Jobim)
Call Me Up (Castro-Neves)

CDSML 8443

Brazilian Mood marked the British recording debut of Rio de Janeiro-born composer, arranger and instrumentalist Mario Castro-Neves. Originally issued in 1974 in Decca's �Phase 4' series of stereo recordings, it features a band consisting of a stellar cast of UK session musicians plus, on some tracks, a chorus including the sublime vocals of Norma Winstone. By the time of this recording Mario - brother of Oscar, Leo and Ico Castro-Neves � was already established as one of Brazil 's leading musical talents. In the 1960s he had recorded for RCA's Brazilian division and had scored music for various Brazilian films and TV series. He attended the country's prestigious music conservatory - Semin�rios de M�sica Pro-Arte - where he studied arranging and composition.

In Brazilian Mood he brings all his experience and expertise to bear, crafting an album of up-to-date, '70s style Latin American music that's full of vitality, pulsing rhythms and modern instrumentation including bass guitar and Fender Rhodes electric piano. Seven of the ten tracks are by Castro-Neves and range from the funky, infectious groove of Xaxado Blues to the touching charm of Helena and I. He also comes up with beautiful, modern Latin arrangements of music by Michel Legrand (Watch What Happens), Burt Bacharach (The Look of Love) and Antonio Carlos Jobim (Wave). As well as displaying Mario Castro-Neves musical gifts, Brazilian Mood is an excellent example of how by the 1970s Latin American music had reached new levels of sophistication.

Remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes.

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