Brazilian Nights

Brazilian Nights

Music CD - 2015
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So comfortable is the fit of Kenny G and Brazilian bossa nova that it's a wonder he didn't get around to a full-scale tribute until 2015. By waiting so long, the saxophonist perhaps sacrificed some production warmth -- there's a crispness to the presentation and certain instrumentation that is palpably digital -- but he's gained suppleness in his execution. Never known for aggressiveness, Kenny G nevertheless seems exceptionally laid-back here, easing into the nicely relaxed rhythms. At times, those rhythms feel a little buttoned-up for the intended mood -- they're precise, not sultry -- but that's where the saxophonist's decision to emphasize feel comes into play. There's never any indication that Brazilian Nights was intended as anything other than a bit of well-manicured romantic music and, on that level, it surely succeeds. [A Deluxe Edition added four live bonus tracks.]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California, Concord Records,, [2015]
Edition: Deluxe edition
Characteristics: 1 CD ; 12 cm. + issued with booklet.

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Apr 05, 2017

Smooth Jazz!!!

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Peggy_Turner Jan 27, 2015

Disc 1
1. Bossa Antigua
2. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
3. Bossa Réal
4. Brazilian Nights
5. April Rain
6. Menina Moca
7. Bu Bossa
8. Clouds
9. Girl from Ipanema
10. Summer Love

Disc 2
1. Loving You (live)
2. G bop (live)
3. Forever in Love (live)
4. Heart and Soul (live)

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