Holiday in Brazil + Latin Contrasts (2 LP 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 LP 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 (Stanley Wilson) 2:27
02. Rio Rhapsody (Almeida-Shank) 3:41
03. Nocturno (Laurindo Almeida) 3:32
04. Little Girl Blue (Rodgers-Hart) 2:41
05. Choro in A (Laurindo Almeida) 2:33
06. Mood Antiga (Bud Shank) 4:06
07. The Color of Her Hair (Laurindo Almeida) 1:59
08. Lonely (Almeida-Shank) 3:55
09. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Rodgers-Hart) 2:49
10. Carioca Hills (Laurindo Almeida) 3:08
11. Harlem Samba (Laurindo Almeida) 2:26
12. North of the Border (Laurindo Almeida) 2:40
13. Sunset Baion (Laurindo Almeida) 2:04
14. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 3:54
15. Toro Dance (Bud Shank) 2:54
16. Serenade for Alto (Laurindo Almeida) 3:36
17. Xana-Lyn (Bud Shank) 3:30
18. Gershwin Prelude (George Gershwin) 3:59
19. Blowing Wild (Tiomkin-Webster) 3:29
20. Frio y Calor (Bud Shank) 3:21

Album details

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

Engineered by Dayton Howe
Cover design by Stan Levey
Tapestry by Patty Roberts

Original recordings produced by Dick Bock
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

24-Bit · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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