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Mendes, Sergio / Magic
Album:Magic Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mendes, Sergio Added:01/2015
Label:Okeh 

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Add Date:2015-02-27 Pull Date:2015-05-01 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Trish Morgan
Reviewed 2015-01-24 
Magic
Sergio Mendes
OKeh, 2014 Reviewed by Trish Morgan 01-22-2015

Five decades after starting out in music, Sergio Mendez is still remaking the world in a Brazilian jazz mode. This album features collaborations with a wide range of talent. My favorite is the first track. No FCCs (at least none in English).

****1 Simbora (Let’s Go) 3:21 - Hot, fast, and swinging. What a way to start! (featuring Corlinhos Brown)
**2 Sorta Blue 3:27 - Medium tempo. Funky and loose. (featuring will.i.am and Cody Wise)
***3 Don’t Say Goodbye 3:43 - Very John Legend meets Brazilian jazz - or to put it another way Brazilian jazz goes into the late night bedroom. (featuring John Legend)
*4 Sou Eu 2:59 - Medium tempo. Classic Brazilian jazz sound, some spoken words in Portugese. Male vocalist. (featuring Seu Jorge)
5 When I Fell In Love 3:04 - Slower, more reflective. Female vocalist.
6 Meu Rio 3:14 - Medium tempo. Female vocalist sings in Portugese. A little sad, a little anthemy. (featuring Maria Gadu)
**7 Visions of You 3:38 - Medium slow. Torchy female vocalist sings in English. (featuring Janelle Monae)
***8 Samba de Roda 3:41 - Happy upbeat romp of a song. Two female singers sing in Portugese. (featuring Aila Menezes and Gracinha Leporace)
9 Atlantica 2:55 - Very slow and quiet. Female and male singing in Portugese. (featuring Ana Carolina)
10 Olha a Rua 2:46 - Med-tempo. A happy, party sort of track. Male singer in Portugese. (featuring Milton Nascimento)
11 Hidden Waters 3:02 - Mid-tempo. Female vocalist singing in English. Feels open and spacious. (featuring Gracinha Leporace)
****12 Magic 4:01 - Some great sax work introduces this track, which then ventures into gentle chorus work. Probably one of the least Brazilian tunes on the album, but a real gem. Sax and piano talking to each other. (featuring Scott Mayo)
***13 One Nation 3:31 - Peppy anthem. Gets you up and bopping. (featuring Corlinhos Brown)

Track Listing
1.Sambora (Let's Go) 7.Visions Of You
2.My My My My Love 8.Samba De Roda
3.Don't Say Goodbye 9.Atlantica
4.Sou Eu 10.Olha A Rua
5.When I Fell In Love 11.Hidden Waters
6.Meu Rio 12.Magic
 13.One Nation