1980 George Duke – A Brazilian Love Affair

A Brazilian Love Affair is the fifteenth studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was released in 1979 through Epic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place from March 1979 to April 1979 at Level E Hawai Recording Studio in Rio de Janeiro and at Westlake Recording Studios with additional recording at Le Gonks West Studio in West Hollywood, California. It was mastered by Brian Gardner at Allen Zentz Recording Studio in Los Angeles.

Duke used various keyboard instruments for A Brazilian Love Affair, including Rhodes piano, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Oberheim polyphonic, Minimoog, ARP Odyssey, Yamaha CP 70. The album features guest appearances from Brazilian jazz musicians, such as vocalists Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento and Simone, guitarist Toninho Horta, drummer Robertinho Silva, and percussionist Airto Moreira, along with Duke’s frequent collaborators: Lynn Davis, Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, Sheila Escovedo, Roland Bautista and others.

In the United States, the album peaked at #119 on the Billboard 200 and at #40 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It reached #33 in the UK Albums Chart.

Tracks

Brazilian Love Affair(George Duke) 07:24
2  Summer Breezin’ (George Duke) 04:49
3  Cravo E Canela (Milton Nascimento; Ronaldo Bastos) 03:06
4  Alone – 6am (George Duke) 01:07
5  Brazilian Sugar (George Duke) 05:35
6  Sugar Loaf Mountain (George Duke) 04:10
7  Love Reborn (George Duke) 04:28
8  Up From The Sea It Arose And Ate Rio In One Swift Bite (George Duke) 05:24
9  I Need You Now (George Duke) 04:43
10  Ao Que Vai Nascer (Milton Nascimento; Fernando Brant) 03:30

Musicians

1 Brazilian Love Affair

BassByron Miller
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarRoland Bautista
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
OberheimGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
PercussionAirto Moreira
VocalsGeorge Duke


2 Summer Breezin’

BassByron Miller
DrumsRobertinho Silva
Acoustic GuitarToninho Horta
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
BellsGeorge Duke
PercussionChico Batera
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsGeorge Duke


3 Cravo E Canela

BassJamil Joanes
DrumsRobertinho Silva
GuitarToninho Horta
Electric PianoGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
PercussionRobertinho Silva
PercussionChico Batera
VocalsFlavio Faria
VocalsLucia Turnbull
VocalsLucinha Lins
VocalsZeluiz


4 Alone – 6am

GuitarRoland Bautista
PianoGeorge Duke


5 Brazilian Sugar

BassJamil Joanes
DrumsRobertinho Silva
Acoustic GuitarToninho Horta
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
TromboneRaul De Souza
VibraphoneGeorge Duke
PercussionChico Batera
VocalsFlora Purim


6 Sugar Loaf Mountain

BassByron Miller
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarRoland Bautista
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionSheila Escovedo


7 Love Reborn

BassByron Miller
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarRoland Bautista
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
PercussionSheila Escovedo
VocalsGeorge Duke


8 Up From The Sea It Arose And Ate Rio In One Swift Bite

BassByron Miller
DrumsRobertinho Silva
GuitarRoland Bautista
Electric PianoGeorge Duke
PianoGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
PercussionRobertinho Silva
PercussionAirto Moreira
PercussionChico Batera
VocalsFlavio Faria
VocalsLucinha Lins
VocalsZeluiz


9 I Need You Now

BassByron Miller
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarRoland Bautista
Fender RhodesGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
FlugelhornJerry Hey
VibraphoneGeorge Duke
PercussionSheila Escovedo
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsSimone Bittencourt De Oliveira
VocalsGeorge Duke


10 Ao Que Vai Nascer

BassJamil Joanes
DrumsRobertinho Silva
GuitarToninho Horta
Acoustic GuitarMilton Nascimento
Electric PianoGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke
StringsMurray Adler
CastanetsChico Batera
PercussionAirto Moreira
VocalsMilton Nascimento

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke
Arranged By – George Duke
Engineer – Kerry McNabb
Engineer (Assistant) – Andy Mills, Jorge Luiz, Erik Zobler, Mitch Gibson
Mastered By – Brian Gardner

Photography By – Vania Toledo

Mastered At Allen Zentz Mastering
Recorded At Estúdio Level
Recorded At Estúdio Haway
Recorded At Westlake Studios
Recorded At Le Gonks West
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