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Great Arrival
Sergio Mendes
Great Arrival
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
Japanese reissue, the worldwide CD debut of this original album by the Brazilian easy listening/ bossa nova great. Contains all 12 tracks from when Atlantic first released the re cord in 1965. 1999 release.

      
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All Artists: Sergio Mendes
Title: Great Arrival
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wea International
Release Date: 12/28/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Latin Music, Samba, Latin Jazz, Easy Listening, Soft Rock, Oldies, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Great Arrival / Bully
UPC: 4988029124449

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Japanese reissue, the worldwide CD debut of this original album by the Brazilian easy listening/ bossa nova great. Contains all 12 tracks from when Atlantic first released the re cord in 1965. 1999 release.
 

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Unfamiliar bedfellows
gw | Lansing, NY United States | 05/01/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This CD holds two albums that are related only by the fact that the leader is a pianist and they were both put out by Atlantic in the mid '60s.I own both LPs, and they have totally different sounds. If you like heavily produced, band- or orchestra-backed piano, you might like Sergio Mendes on this. The arrangement for each song depends on which of the three producers did the track. Some are reasonably gutsy, others mushy, in the style of the day. Mendes's playing is as solid as ever, although a lot is the one-finger-melody style. "Great Arrival" is nothing like "Swinger from Rio" or "Beat of Brazil" which are both (IMHO) far superior. It also has no relation to Brasil 66. Quartette Tres Bien is a piano trio plus a bongo and conga player. The extra rhythm gives the quartet some extra snap and Jeter Thompson (the pianist) has a lot going. Be aware that unlike Mendes, QTB is not playing samba-style music. More of a bop-with-rhythm sound. So, an odd combination on the CD, but you might like it if you have diverse tastes or if you're a big piano fan."