- Released: October 4, 1988
- Label: Grp Records
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- 1.Night Rhythms
- 2.Latin Lovers
- 4.Rio Sol
- 5.Waiting for You
- 6.Odile, Odila
- 8.New York / Brazil
- 9.The Inner Look
Personnel: Lee Ritenour (acoustic guitar, synthesizer, guitar synthesizer); Joao Bosco (vocals, acoustic guitar); Caetano Veloso (vocals); Larry Williams , Jerry Hey (strings, horns); Ernie Watts (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Dave Grusin, Bob James (keyboards); Robbie Kondor (synthesizer); Anthony Jackson (bass guitar); Omar Hakim (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (bongos, percussion, bells); Carlinhos Brown (djembe, pandeiro, percussion); Gracinha Leporace (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Peter Doell; Kevin Dixon.
Liner Note Author: Lee Ritenour .
Recording information: Power Station, New York, NY (05/16/1988-05/20/1988); Starlight Studios, Malibu, CA (05/16/1988-05/20/1988); The Power Station, New York, NY (05/16/1988-05/20/1988).
Editor: Larry Walsh.
Photographer: Chris Cuffaro.
Unknown Contributor Role: Larry Williams .
Arrangers: Dave Grusin; Jerry Hey; Johnny Mandel; Lee Ritenour .
Ritenour's second acoustic album, like his first, has an overall Brazilian theme but this time, he recorded his ensemble of New York, L.A. and Brazilian musicians in one locale, New York City. This is a superior record to Rio, though, because there is a deeper Brazilian feeling to the arrangements, and Lee's own playing is even more refined and meaningful. "Waiting For You," a solo track on an acoustic guitar synthesizer, is especially attractive. The core crew consists of a collection of pro's pros -- Ernie Watts on alto and tenor, Dave Grusin or Bob James on keyboards, Marcus Miller or Anthony Jackson on bass, Omar Hakim on drums, Paulinho Da Costa and Carlinhos Brown on percussion -- who lay down smooth yet gently grooving backdrops for Rit to ride. Joao Bosco and Gracinha Leporace contribute fascinating Portuguese vocals to the album's two most appealing and thoroughly Brazilian-flavored tracks, "Latin Lovers" and "Odile, Odila" -- and Caetano Veloso brings a softer-focused vocal style to "Linda." ~ Richard S. Ginell