JazzTimes - p.81
"Brecker, once married to Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias, has an assured feel for the Brazilian styles he takes on here....The album goes down easily, and is lines with an underlying intelligence..."
Personnel: Randy Brecker (trumpet); Ruria Duprat (vocals, piano, Clavinet, keyboards); Ricardo Silveira (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Teco Cardoso (flute, saxophone); Paulo Calazans (piano, keyboards); Andr‚ Mehmari, Gilson Peranzzetta (piano); Rogero (bass instrument, acoustic bass); Sizao Machado (acoustic bass, electric bass); Ed£ Ribeiro, Robertinho Silva (drums); Joao Parahyba, Da Lua (percussion).
Trumpeter Randy Brecker's musical tour of Brazil should not be confused with day-tripping or dilettantism--rather, it's the explorations of a committed and respectful traveler. Sounding breezy and confident, Brecker interprets sambas, bossas, and light Latin funk with the help of guitarist Ricardo Silveira and other Brazilian musicians, and shines especially bright on the clever hybrid "Sambop."