Friday, August 18, 2017

Sergio Mendes & The New Brazil 77 – The Real Thing (Elektra)

Sitting on more than 50 releases, Sérgio Mendes stands as an icon in his native Brazil and a highly respected musician in the (Latin) Jazz circuit. His biggest classic being ‘Mas que nada’, revived back in 2006 with a new version recorded along with the Black Eyed Peas.
Like many jazzmen, he would explore groovier territories in the second half of the 70’s, melting his own influences with Jazz and Funk, as shown on this rare 12″ of ‘The Real Thing’, a cut written by Stevie Wonder, featuring Michael Sembello on guitar…

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