2009 Grammy Award Winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album!!
‘Swift, smooth samba mixed liberally with Rio street-beat and hip electronica is the name of the game Randy Brecker plays with a who’s who of Brazil’s studio cats…lifts off, light and breezy, with a dozen tunes penned by pop icons, all sketched in pastel wash by film-score whiz Ruria Duprat…Brecker gambols on his horns…not a care in the world…darting solos. How refreshing.’ -Downbeat
Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Chaka Khan, George Benson and Parliament-Funkadelics to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Horace Silver, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.
Randy in Brasil was produced and arranged by Ruria Duprat at the popular Banda Sonora Studios in Brasil and features an amazing band formed around some of the best and most famous Brasilian musicians whose resumes read like a ‘who’s who’ of Brasilian stars. The music was chosen from the files of Djavan, Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, Joo Bosco, and includes two originals.