Holiday in Brazil + Latin Contrasts (2 LPs on 1 CD)
  • World Pacific S-1018 World Pacific S-1018
  • World Pacific S-1281 World Pacific S-1281
  • Bud Shank Bud Shank
  • Laurindo Almeida Laurindo Almeida

Bud Shank

Holiday in Brazil + Latin Contrasts (2 LPs on 1 CD)


Bud Shank (as, fl), Laurindo Almeida (g, arr), Gary Peacock (b), Chuck Flores (d)

Reference: UBCD 313

Bar code: 8427328123136

On Holiday in Brazil, altoist Bud Shank and guitarist Laurindo Almeida attempted to blend the tradition of Brazilian music with that of modern jazz. The texture that comes of putting Shanks liquid alto over Almeidas finger-style guitar is delightfully fresh, to say the very least. But there is more than mere attractiveness here: on some of the slower works, there is a curious serenity, and grace. At other times, the group develops a potent hard swing. There is more free, extended blowing by Shank on Latin Contrasts, and a more definite jazz atmosphere engendered by the strong rhythm support of Gary Peacocks bass and Chuck Flores nicely restrained drumming, which ties the group into one easy-riding whole.

01. Simpatico 2:27
02. Rio Rhapsody 3:41
03. Nocturno 3:32
04. Little Girl Blue 2:41
05. Choro in A 2:33
06. Mood Antiga 4:06
07. The Color of Her Hair 1:59
08. Lonely 3:55
09. I Didn't Know What Time It Was 2:49
10. Carioca Hills 3:08
11. Harlem Samba 2:26
12. North of the Border 2:40
13. Sunset Baion 2:04
14. 'Round Midnight 3:54
15. Toro Dance 2:54
16. Serenade for Alto 3:36
17. Xana-Lyn 3:30
18. Gershwin Prelude 3:59
19. Blowing Wild 3:29
20. Frio y Calor 3:21

Total time: 64:02 min.

Original sources:

Tracks #1-10 originally issued in 12" LP as
"Holiday in Brazil" (World Pacific Stereo 1018)

Tracks #11-20 originally issued in 12" LP as
"Latin Contrasts" (World Pacific Stereo 1281)

Personnel on both albums:
Bud Shank (as & fl), Laurindo Almeida (g), Gary Peacock (b), Chuck Flores (d).
All arrangements by Laurindo Almeida
Recorded at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, March 1958

Original recordings produced by Dick Bock
Engineered by Dayton Howe
Cover design by Stan Levey
Tapestry by Patty Roberts

Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

24-Bit Digitally Remastered


$10.87  (tax incl.)

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