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This nearly forgotten Brazilian trombonist -- a protégé of Airto Moreira and Flora Purim who made a moderate impact in the U.S. in the '70s only to mysteriously give it up and return to Brazil and subsequent obscurity -- resurfaces on a CD reissue of a star-studded session from 1974. Producer Airto, who appears frequently on percussion (never mind the camouflaged percussion credits "Kenneth Nash and others; " one shake and you know it's Airto), succeeded in enlisting J.J. Johnson to make the horn arrangements and getting the polyrhythmic drums of Jack DeJohnette to drive the session. Cannonball Adderley makes one of his last appearances on record (he died nine months later), his alto sax burning in an otherwise cluttered stab at Baden Powell's "Canto de Ossanha," and venturing on the outside on "Chants to Burn." The most noteworthy track is Joe Zawinul's "Dr. Honoris Causa," which gets a fascinating Brazilian/jazz
ock arrangement straight out of the mid-'70s. Although the occasionally overloaded arrangements sometimes get in the way of the rhythm section, Raul turns in some capable, swinging, breathlessly phrased performances, perhaps excited by the non-playing presence of the great Johnson.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2011
Label: Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC: 0029667523929
catalogNumber: 6752392
Rank: 112782

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Raul de Souza   Primary Artist,Trombone
Cannonball Adderley   Soloist,Guest Appearance
Richard Davis   Bass
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Jerome Richardson   Reeds
Kenneth Nash   Percussion
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ted Lo   Keyboards
Sahib Shihab   Reeds
Snooky Young   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
George Bohanon   Trombone,Baritone Horn
Donald Waldrop   Trombone,Baritone Horn

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Jack DeJohnette   Composer
Raul de Souza   Composer
Moacir Santos   Composer
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Baden Powell   Composer
Don Cody   Engineer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Barry Finnerty   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Horn Arrangements,Horn Conductor
Orrin Keepnews   Executive Producer
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Airto   Producer
Mario Telles   Composer

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