Brazil Chill - 09866942
|To paraphrase the title of a legendary 1960s pop song, maybe we can blame the inspiration for Brazil Chill, Bob Baldwin's A440 Music Group debut on the Bossa Nova or the Samba. Even as Bob Baldwin has established himself as one of smooth jazz's most popular jazz/funk keyboardists over the past 15 years, he's carried on a quiet but steady love affair with all things Brazilian, and Brazilian jazz in particular.|
Amidst the intense soul and gospel inflected energy that has become his trademark, Baldwin found a few moments to reflect upon his growing musical passion on tracks like "Billy's Smile" (from Reflections of Love, 1992), "Bahia Maria" (Cool Breeze, 1997) and "Those Eyes" (BobBaldwin.com, 2000). His quietly beautiful obsession blossoms into a full-blown musical Carnival on his exhilarating A440 Music Group debut Brazil Chill, a joyful celebration of the culture's deep and diverse rhythms, recorded in Rio de Janeiro and featuring a host of percussive minded native musicians.