For sale Asturd Gilberto's NOW in dual Disc 5.1 format should play in any dvd player, or Universal player without hitch.
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The world's first exposure to Astrud Gilberto's melodious, cool yet sensuous voice was on the 1963 Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto international hit "The Girl From Ipanema," a song that was instrumental in popularizing Brazilian bossa nova on an international scale. Gilberto's influence (she alternates singing in Portuguese and English) can be discerned in the divergent styles of Stereolab, Everything but the Girl, and Sade. NOW was originally issued in 1972, after she'd left Verve Records--here, she incorporates influences of funk (a la Isaac Hayes) and the then-burgeoning style of jazz fusion into her languid, dreamy style. Performed by a stellar crew of musicians (including Ron Carter, Deodato, and Billy Cobham), NOW is classy, summery, late-night mood music that nonetheless maintains a warm, lively groove throughout.
Recorded in 1972, this album featured an array of jazz talent, including Deodato, Airto Moreira, Mickey Roker, Bill Cobham, Mike Longo, Patrick Adams, and Ron Carter. DVD features include album in 5.1 surround sound, liner notes, artist photos, and ROM content.
Recorded at Blue Rock Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Eumir Deodato (acoustic guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Deodato (guitar, keyboards); Al Gaffa (electric guitar); Mike Longo (keyboards); Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, Patrick Adams (bass); Mickey Roker, Billy Cobham (drums); Maria Helena Toledo, Nick La Sorsa (background vocals).