Thursday, July 10, 2014
Brazilian Cocktails - Leo Perrachi
Leo Perrachi And His Orchestra
Recorded In Rio De Janeiro
Capitol Records T-10122
Available from the usual digital vendors.
From the back cover: With Brazil's finest pop orchestra of some 48 musicians, he (Perrachi) presents an ingratiating program of listening music with an emphatic, undeniable Brazilian flavor. Produced in the spanking new, ultra-modern Odeon Studios in Rio by Louis Oliverira, Brazilian Cocktails is offered by Capitol as a magnificently musical and authentic long-playing record – one quite unlike any other ever issued in North America by any company.
This is a sweet late 50s light mood album, a concept project of sorts that is more than a theme set that plays on "cocktail names". You will enjoy a sparkling journey in the same vein as some of the orchestrated work Les Baxter was producing at the time.
The last track on side one features a vocal introduction that sounds very much like Yuma Sumac, but there was no way to confirm this.
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