1989 Sergio Mendes – Arara

mendes-sergio-1989Arara is an album by Sergio Mendes, released in 1989 on A&M Records.

Sérgio Santos Mendes (born February 11, 1941) is a Brazilian musician. He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk.

Tracks

1  Sarara (Bring Me The Sunlight) (Gilberto Gil, Tracy Mann) 4:01
2  Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben) 3:51
3  Some Morning (Brock Walsh, Ivan Lins) 3:46
4  Nightlife (Tracy Mann, Tunai) 3:40
5  Cinnamon And Clove (Cravo E Canela) (Milton Nascimento, Ronaldo Bastos) 3:31
6  Balafon (Gilberto Gil, Tracy Mann) 3:30
7  Surrender (Djavan, Tracy Mann) 4:22
8  Keep This Heart (Djavan, Tracy Mann) 3:30
9  Toucan’s Dance (Instrumental) (Dorivall Caymmi) 3:49
10  The Island (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) 3:37

Media

Musicians

1 Sarara (Bring Me The Sunlight)

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
SynthesizerDori Caymmi
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsSiedah Garrett
Background VocalsAngie Jaree
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsPhyllis St. James


2 Mas Que Nada

BassIsh Ledesma
DrumsCarlos Vega
Drums (programming)Ish Ledesma
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
PercussionElson Nascimento
PercussionLoremil Machado
PercussionPortinho
VocalsAna Della Espriella
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo


3 Some Morning

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionLuis Conte
SaxDave Boruff
Background VocalsAngie Jaree
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsFred White
Background VocalsGracinha Leporace
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsPhyllis St. James


4 Nightlife

BassNathan East
DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarDori Caymmi
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAngie Jaree
VocalsGracinha Leporace
VocalsKevyn Lettau
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRoger Freeland
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo


5 Cinnamon And Clove (Cravo E Canela)

BassNathan East
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarDori Caymmi
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAngie Jaree
VocalsGracinha Leporace
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsSergio Mendes


6 Balafon

BassNathan East
DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarDori Caymmi
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
VocalsGracinha Leporace
VocalsKevyn Lettau
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsSergio Mendes


7 Surrender

BassNathan East
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarDori Caymmi
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsGracinha Leporace
VocalsKevyn Lettau
Background VocalsIsh Ledesma


8 Keep This Heart

BassNathan East
DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarDori Caymmi
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAngie Jaree
VocalsGracinha Leporace
VocalsKevyn Lettau


9 Toucan’s Dance (Instrumental)

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarDori Caymmi
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


10 The Island

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
Background VocalsAngie Jaree

Liner Notes

Producer – Sergio Mendes
Producer – Ish Ledesma (Track 2)
Engineer (Additional Vocals) – Geoff Gillette (Tracks 6, 8)
Engineer (Assistant Engineers) – Bob Salcedo
Engineer (Overdubs) – Bob Loftus, Dan Garcia
Engineer (Tracks) – Rik Pekkonen
Engineer (Tracks) – Michael O’Reilly (Track 2)
Engineer (Tracks) – Dan Garcia (Track 10)
Engineer (Vocals) – Dan Garcia
Engineer (Vocals) – Bob Loftus (Tracks 4, 6, 7, 8)
Engineer (Vocals) – Geoff Gillette (Track 8)
Engineer (Vocals) – Joey Wolpert (Track 10)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Jeremy Smith

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Design – Chuck Beeson, Mary Maurer
Photography By – Karen Filter

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records
Copyright (c) – A&M Records
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Smoke Tree Studios

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