Thursday, September 20, 2007

Paula Faour: Cool Bossa Struttin' (Japan)

Paula Faour Trio: Cool Bossa Struttin’ (KICJ 444 - Japanese release)
Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for JSR
Release Date in Japan: December 25, 2002
Distributed by King Records

Paula Faour – piano
Manuel Gusmão – bass
Dom Um Romão – drums

01. Cool Struttin’ (Sonny Clark)
02. O Grande Amor (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
03. Tristeza (Haroldo Lobo – Niltinho)
04. Well, You Needn’t (Thelonious Monk)
05. Fool on the Hill (John Lennon – Paul McCartney)
06. Tereza, My Love (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
07. Recado Bossa Nova (Djalma Ferreira – Luis Antonio)
08. Here’s That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen – Johnny Burke)
09. Blue in Green (Miles Davis – Bill Evans)*
10. Mr. Tom (Eumir Deodato)
incidental song: SOS, Fire in the Sky (Alan Palanker/Rick Suchow)

with special guests:
Ithamara Koorax – vocal (track 07)
Gabriel Improta – guitar (track 08)
José Carlos “Big Horn” Ramos – soprano sax (01), tenor sax (04), baritone sax (06) and flutes (06, 09).
DDD / Total Time 59:09

Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for JSR (Jazz Station Records)
Executive Producer: Paula Faour for Faour Music
Recorded “live” at Fox Booth Studio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), July 2002
Engineer: Carlos Fuchs
24Bit Digital Mastering by Sean Stewart at Lancaster Gate Studios (London, UK)

Cover Photos & Liner Notes: Takehiko Tokiwa
Liner Photos (with the musicians): Celso Brando
Hairstylist & Make-up: Zezinho
Ithamara Koorax appears by courtesy of Milestone Records
Dom Um Romão records exclusively for JSR

Special thanks to Lizmarie Sella at Copacabana Palace Hotel, and Eliel Oliveira at Carlos Gomes Theater for the collaboration during the photo sessions

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