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CD 1:
01. Outra Vez
02. Garota de Ipanema (feat. Bossa Rio)
03. So Danco Samba (feat. Sergio Mendes Trio)
04. Mais Que Nada (feat. Brazil ’66)
05. Going Out of My Head (feat. Brazil ’66)
06. Constant Rain (feat. Brazil ’66)
07. Night and Day (feat. Brazil ’66)
08. The Look of Love (feat. Brazil ’66)
09. So Many Stars (feat. Brazil ’66)
10. The Fool on the Hill (feat. Brazil ’66)
11. Scarborough Fair (feat. Brazil ’66)
12. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay (feat. Brazil ’66)
13. Pretty World (feat. Brazil ’66)
14. Wichita Lineman (feat. Brazil ’66)				play
15. Norwegian Wood (feat. Brazil ’66)
16. Masquerade (feat. Brazil ’66)
17. What the World Needs Now Is Love
18. Pais Tropical (feat. Brazil ’66)
19. Viramundo
20. After Sunrise (feat. Brazil ’77)
21. Promesa de Pescador (feat. Brazil ’77)

CD 2:
01. Never Gonna Let You Go
02. My Summer Love
03. The Sound of One Song
04. Kisses (feat. Gracinha Leporace)
05. Daylight (feat. Gracinha Leporace)
06. Sarara (Bring Me the Sunlight)
07. Cinnamon & Cove (Cravo E Canela)
08. Rio de Janerio
09. Holografico Olodum (feat. Gilberto Gil)
10. Mas Que Nada (feat. The Black Eyed Peas)
11. The Frog (feat. Q-Tip & Will. i. am)
12. Waters of March (feat. Ledisi)
13. Y Vamos Ya (feat. Juanes)
14. So Tinha De er Com Voce (feat. Gracinha Leporace)
15. Magalenha (feat. Carlinhos Brown)
16. The Fool On The Hill (feat. Siedah Garrett)			play
17. Chove Chuva (feat. Ivete Sangalo)


Sergio Mendes was born in Niterói, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, in 1941. He was a fixture at a very young age in the nightclubs in Copacabana's Beco das Garrafas, where he added his jazz-influenced piano to the ongoing sessions. Early on he recorded albums such as Dance Moderno (1961) and Sérgio Mendes & Bossa Rio: Você Ainda Não Ouviu Nada in Brazil and was a participant on jazz-bossa albums with Cannonball Adderley (Cannonball's Bossa Nova), Herbie Mann and Paul Winter. In the United States, he hit his commercial stride with the A&M album Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, on which he discarded jazz and went wholly pop.

His new sound mixed bossa nova, American pop, and MPB in a light, upbeat blend, usually with two female vocalists singing in unison, while a drummer -- João Palma and Dom Um Romão were two -- layed down a trademark crisp, catchy beat. The album included renditions of Jorge Ben's "Mas Que Nada," Jobim's "Água De Beber," and Baden Powell's "Berimbau," as well as Beatles and Henry Mancini songs. The Mendes formula was a huge success. The LP hit number 7 on the pop charts and went gold, as did Sergio's next three records (Equinox, Look Around, and Fool on the Hill). Mendes's band scored two top 10 singles at that time, as well as a lesser hit with "Mas Que Nada," sung in Portuguese. He was the Brazilian recording artist who reaped the most commerical success from the North American bossa boom in the 1960s.

Sergio is a bandleader who has been able to surround himself with top-flight musical talent and translate Brazilian sounds for international ears. His albums have often been the introduction to foreigners of material by Jobim, Jorge Ben (now known as Jorge Ben Jor), Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Guinga, and other leading Brazilian songwriters. Mendes stepped out of his usual mold with Primal Roots (1977), which included folkloric styles in the mix, and the Grammy-winning Brasileiro (1992), which showcased rising Bahian songwriter Carlinhos Brown and fused MPB and Rio samba with axé music and funk. On the hip-hop-flavored Timeless (2006), he collaborated with (William James Adams Jr.) of the American group the Black Eyed Peas.

Sergio Mendes and his bands -- in their various incarnations -- have done much to spread Brazilian music around the world, and his light, smooth renditions of bossa and MPB standards have gained a new popularity in recent years with the global resurgence of bossa nova. ---


„Celebration: A Musical Journey” to zbiór największych brazyliskich przebojów Sergio Mendesa wśród których znalazły się takie utwory jak „Mas Que Nada”, „Outra Vez”, „Constant Rain” czy „So Danco Samba” jak i popowe megahity „Night and Day”, „Fool on the Hill”, „Scarborough Fair” czy „Masquerade”.

Pochodzący z Brazylii Sergio Mendes to jeden z najważniejszych i najbardziej wpływowych muzyków w historii Ameryki Południowej. Zasłużenie uważany jest za najwybitniejszego obok Anotino Carlosa Jobima twórcę bosa novy. Mendes urodził się 1941 roku w mieście Niterói, gdzie ukończył konserwatorium, z zamiarem zostania pianistą klasycznym. Zainteresowanie jazzem pokrzyżowało te plany. Już pod koniec lat 50-tych zaczął grywać, jako muzyk jazzowy w klubach, w których królowały bossa nova i samba. W 1961 roku zespołem Sexteto Bossa Rio wydał płytę „Dance Moderno”, koncertował w Europie i Stanach Zjednoczonych oraz nagrywał z Cannonballem Adderleyem i Herbie Mannem. W 1964 roku utworzył w USA własną grupę Brasil '65 (przemianowana potem na Brasil '66). Nagrana w 1966 roku z amerykańską wokalistką Lani Hall płyta „Herb Alpert Presents: Sergio Mendes And Brasil '66” przyniosła wielki przebój „Mas Que Nada” stając się wizytówką artysty. ---

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Sergio Mendes - Timeless (2006) Sergio Mendes - Timeless (2006)

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1.Mas Que Nada 	4:23
2.That Heat 	4:13
3.Berimbau / Consolação 	4:22
4.The Frog 	3:50
5.Let Me 	4:14
6.Bananeira (Bah-Nah-Nay-Rah) (Banana Tree) 	3:12
7.Surfboard 	4:31
8.Please Baby Don't 	4:09
9.Samba Da Benção (Samba Of The Blessing) 	4:39
10.Timeless 	3:53
11.Loose Ends 	5:33
12.Fo'-Hop (Por Trás De Brás De Pina) 	3:14
13.Lamento (No Morro) 	3:21
14.Ê Menina (Hey Girl) 	3:31
15.Yes, Yes, Y'All 	5:10

Sergio Mendes 	- Fender Rhodes, Piano, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Strings, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Erykah Badu - Vocals
Paulinho Braga - Drums
Sergio Brandão - Bass
Bill Brendle - Fender Rhodes
Chali 2na - Rap
Gary "Sugar Foot" Greenberg - Drums
Keith Harris - Fills, Ride Cymbal
India.Arie - Vocals
Tim Izo 	- Flute, Saxophone
Kleber Jorge - Cavaquinho, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
John Legend - Vocals
Gracinha Leporace - Vocals
Mitchell Long - Guitar (Electric)
Maogani Quartet - Guitar (Acoustic)
Marcelo D2 - Rap
Paul Meyers - Guitar
Mr. Vegas - Vocals
Pharoahe Monch - Rap
Leonardo Nobre - Bass
Meia Noite - Percussion
Debi Nova - Vocals
Chuck Prada - Congas
Q-Tip - Rap
Jill Scott - Vocals
Mike Shapiro - Bass, Drums, Drums (Snare), Percussion
Steve Tavaglione - Saxophone
Justin Timberlake - Vocals - Bass, Drum Programming, Percussion, Piano, Rap, Sampling, Vocals
Peter Wolf - Bass, Orchestral Arrangements
Stevie Wonder 	- Harmonica


It's easy to think that since Santana made his big comeback using a lot of contemporary pop stars it would become the formula for the artists of yore to edge their way back into the limelight. Sergio Mendes, the best-selling Brazilian recording artist of all time, hasn't made a platter in eight years. He plays piano on a Black Eyed Peas track -- "Sexy" from Elephunk -- and the jam's a smash. of the Peas decides to hook up for a full-on collaboration with Mendes, because he's a huge fan. Being the hotshot producer of the moment, recruited everyone from Q-Tip, Justin Timberlake, and John Legend to Jill Scott, Black Thought (the Roots), and Stevie Wonder (just to name a few) to sign on. Recorded in both Brazil and the House of Blues in Encino, the set revisits many Mendes and Brazilian songbook classics and reworks them in the modern beat-driven idiom. Needless to say, the end result is entertaining, if mixed. Let it be said that a cut like "Mas Que Nada" should never have been covered, let alone redone. But it is here with Black Eyed Peas and some backing vocals with, of course, Mendes playing that trademark piano riff. OK, "That Heat" is a reworking of "Slow Hot Wind," the Henry Mancini tune Mendes covered and is supposedly the first track ever sampled at the ripe old age of 14. Here Erykah Badu croons in a sultry humid way as goes down deep with the rap. Mendes' piano is what keeps the thing from falling completely apart. Better is the Baden Powell-Vinicius de Moraes medley of "Berimbau/Consolacao." Mendes' Rhodes offers the vamp that the elegant chorus singers -- Gracinha Leporace, Debi Nova, and Kleber Jorge -- and Mendes groove to. lays down some rather organic-sounding electronic percussion that sounds like palmas, and Wonder blows his harmonica over the entire proceeding as Jorge's guitar strides alongside Mendes' piano. This may be the best cut on the set. There is a fine case to be made for the humor in "The Frog," written by João Donato, and originally covered by Mendes. Q-Tip lays down a charming rhyme and Mendes' Wurlitzer work is killer. The cover of "Let Me" is stiff and Jill Scott, as fine a singer as she is, doesn't cut it here, and neither does the rhythm track. The smoother than smooth "Please Baby Don't," written and sung by John Legend, works because of Legend's understanding of Brazilian rhythm and Mendes' piano groove that carries the voice. "Samba da Bencao," with Marcelo D2 and guitars by the Maogani Quartet, is engaging; Mendes' acoustic piano solo is beautiful, as are the horn charts. The title track with India.Arie is simply beautiful. Aire, with backing vocals by Nova and Leporace and a slinky guitar part by Jorge, makes the tune simply float as Mendes decorates it with Rhodes and synth. Timeless is a mixed bag, but it's not because of Mendes. His own playing and arranging is utterly elegant. As a producer, means well and in general does a fine job -- though he is, as would be expected, a tad overzealous in working with one of his idols. Timeless may not actually achieve that status, but for the moment it's a fine effort that doesn't reek of cloying commercial manipulation and feels like a true collaboration. ---Thom Jurewk, Rovi

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