Paul Winter Sound of Ipanema (with Carlos Lyra) / Rio

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2 Original LPs on 1 CD

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  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album #1: Columbia CS-9072 (1964)
  • Original Album #2: Columbia CS-9115 (1964)

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Paul Winter goes Brazilian on these two albums collected together on a single compact disc. Among the tunes given the sunny Latin treatment are "Rio," "Zomba," and "Tem Do De Mom (Don't Make Me Love)." Sergio Mendes contributes keys on "The Sound Of Ipanema," which also features Carlos Lyra on guitars and vocals.


  • 1.Voce E Eu (You And I)
  • 2.Se E Tarde Me Perdoa (Forgive Me If I'm Late)
  • 3.Maria Ninguem (Maria Nobody)
  • 4.De Quem Ama (For Whom Love)
  • 5.Quem Quizer Encontrar O Amor (Whoever Wants To Find Love)
  • 6.Aruanda
  • 7.Coisa Mais Linda (The Most Beautiful Thing)
  • 8.O Morro (The Hill)
  • 9.Mas Tambem Quem Mandou (What Made Me Do It)
  • 10.Tem Do De Mim (Don't Make Me Love)
  • 11.Lobo Bobo (The Big Bad Wolf)
  • 12.Reza
  • 13.Vagamente
  • 14.Tristeza De Nos Dois
  • 15.Daniele
  • 16.Alem Da Imaginacao
  • 17.Rio
  • 18.Avion (Song Of The Jet)
  • 19.Adriana
  • 20.Inutil Paisagem
  • 21.Zomba
  • 22.Saudade
  • 23.Ela E Carioca

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: THE SOUND OF IPANEMA (w/ Carlos Lyra) (1964)/RIO (1964).
Personnel includes: Paul Winter (alto saxophone); Carlos Lyra (vocals, guitar); Sergio Mendes, Roberto Menescal, Luiz Eca (piano); Luis Bonfa (guitar); Sebastiao Neto (bass); Milton Banana (drums).
Originally released on Columbia.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out-of-print Paul Winter LPs: Sound of Ipanema and Rio. Originally issued in 1964 on Columbia Records, each of the 23 tracks has a continuity dominated by easy listening versions of popular Brazilian songs. Highlights Include "Voce E Eu (You and I)," "Lobo Bobo (The Big Bad Wolf)," "Avion (Song of the Jet)," and "De Quem Ama (For Whom Love)." ~ Al Campbell

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You'll be dancing with them too before the night is over. Music Lover: from REDWOOD CITY, CA, USA -- September, 17, 2003

Before communing with nature and forming musical partnerships with whales, wolves and dolphins, Paul Winter (born 1939) cashed in on the bossa nova craze. His first such recording came in 1962, the year Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd launched it all with their immortal "Jazz Samba," the only jazz album ever to hit #1 on the pop charts. After that, many musicians jumped on the bandwagon, although a few had reservations. Herbie Mann, for one, denounced bossa nova as a fraud because it was not authentically Brazilian, and then released "Do the Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann." By the summer of '64, when Paul Winter recorded the albums on this twofer, the fad was fading, as Beatles displaced bossas.

Yet 40 years after the flood, this music sounds remarkably fresh. "The Sound of Ipanema" consists of songs written and performed by Carlos Lyra, singing almost entirely in Portuguese. One might ask, of an album marketed primarily to a North American audience, why not sing in English? (Judging by "Lobo Bobo," Lyra's English was excellent.) The answer, of course, is that bossa novas were presented in Brazilian Portuguese, despite its being understood by a fifth as many people as English, because the native tongue was part of the mystique, like French restaurants or Swedish cinema.

In any event, "Rio," by contrast, is exclusively instrumental (except for some brief wordless vocalizing on "Saudade"), which makes it more accessible. And speaking of instruments, the copasetic blend on both albums of alto sax and acoustic guitar reminds one that American jazz and Brazilian sambas actually coalesced gracefully years before Getz & Byrd struck gold, with the 1958 Pacific Jazz recordings of Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida (more spontaneous than their 1953 sessions in the same vein). However, in his liner notes for "Rio," lyricist Vinicius de Moraes, keen to legitimatize his own paternity of the genre, derides Shank & Almeida. "What was called 'Samba-Jazz' from the West Coast," he writes without naming names, "had nothing whatsoever to do with Bossa Nova. It was only a laminated hybrid." Maybe so, but as laminated hybrids go, it was damned lovely, and swung, too.

Which also describes "Rio." Sticking close to the melody and playing with a wholesome sureness, Winter wisely emphasizes feeling over technique. There's not an extraneous note on either of these albums. For all its commerciality, the straightforward, unadorned, contagiously romantic music made by Paul Winter and friends still enchants. "Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova," wrote Tony Hatch in Petulia Clark's 1964 pop hit "Downtown." "You'll be dancing with them too before the night is over."

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