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Castro-Neves, Mario - Stop, Look, and Listen (re-issue)

Format: LP
Label: Céleste CMYK 6222 (Japan)
Year: 2006
Origin: Brazil - Toronto, Ontario
Genre: jazz, latin, bossa nova, samba
Value of Original Title: $50.00
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Release Type: Albums
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Side 1

Track Name
Sometime Love Affair
Subtle Chemistry
All You Get from Love is a Lovesong
Boca Grandé

Side 2

Track Name
Stop, Look & Listen
Why Can't There be You
This One's for You
Open Up (Try Understanding)


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A really rare session from groovy Brazilian keyboardist Mario Castro-Neves – originally only issued as part of the obscure Canadian Talent Library series in the 70s! The vibe here is similar to Mario's classic 60s work in Brazil – an electrified take on the style begun by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, but served up with an approach that's got a lot more of a 70s groove overall. As with Sergio's, Mario's group features two female singers in the lead – singing side by side in a really great way – but unlike Sergio, Mario has a real ear for writing his own tunes, and contributes a number of great originals to the album, really helping to push it past the obvious, and give it a rich feel of its own! Mario's tunes are totally great – sung in a breezy vocal style, and supported by instrumentation that includes keyboards, guitar, and bits of jazzy horns. Originals include "Stop Look & Listen", "Sometime Love Affair", "Open Up", "Subtle Chemistry", "Why Can't There Be You", and "Boca Grande" – and the album also features a great cover of Stevie Wonder's "Summersoft".


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