Bill in Brazil

Bill in Brazil

by Bill Cunliffe



In the liner notes to his latest release, the aptly titled Bill in Brazil, Bill Cunliffe relates the amusing story of his numerous logistical misadventures in South America. Setting out for Rio so as to lend a cultural authenticity to his Brazilian jazz venture, the pianist found out he needed a visa as well as a passport and had to divert to Buenos Aires for a weekend while waiting to straighten things out at the Brazilian embassy. Then a local terrorist attack closed the airport and he spent another night just wandering the city and hanging around jazz clubs. Finally, after surviving a psycho cab driver and a wild World Cup parade, Cunliffe defied exhaustion and set to work with some of Brazil's top musicians, creating an album of extraordinary beauty ("Long Time Coming"), demonic jazz energy ("Belinda"), and friendly tributes (Jobim's "Surfboard"). Recorded in both Rio and Los Angeles, the disc features Ricardo Silveira, Oscar Castro-Neves, drummer Elio Cafaro, pianist Marcos Ariel, and Alex Acuña. The experience also inspired Cunliffe to write four of his own tunes, in addition to Brazilian staples and pop treasures like "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" and Paul Simon's hooky "She Moves On."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/17/1995
Label: Discovery / Wea
UPC: 0010467701426
catalogNumber: 77014

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Cunliffe   Primary Artist,Vocals
Marcos Ariel   Piano
Ricardo Silveira   Guitar
Brad Dutz   Percussion
Alex Acuña   Drums
Mingo Araujo   Percussion
Nico Assumpção   Bass
Ronaldo Barcellos   Vocals
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Oscar Castro-Neves   Rhythm Guitar
Ronaldo Correa   Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Joe La Barbera   Drums
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Jerry Watts   Bass
Élcio Cáfaro   Drums
Kika Tristao   Vocals
Aline Cabral   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Cunliffe   Composer,Producer
Bones Howe   Producer
Talley Sherwood   Engineer

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