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En 1969 Sergio Mendes et Brasil '66 connaissent le succès, leur son effervescent est instantanément identifi able. Crystal Illusion garde ce son vivant tout en y ajoutant quelques nouveaux éléments, creusant le sillon vers les racines de Sergio avec de suprenantes nouvelles compositions de jeunes auteurs brézilien comme Milton Nascimento.
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Brasil '66. Containing a total of 9 tracks, it's yet ANOTHER musical masterpiece from this amazing ensemble. It's still
my all-time favorite recording by them. The title cut, at almost 8 minutes, is the reason why. A brilliant, adventurous,
and experimental work from Brazilian composer Edu Lobo (along with Johnny Guarnieri and '66 singer Lani Hall), it is
the piece that brings me back to this recording time and time again. I first heard it on their 1972 double-lp "Foursider"
A&M compilation collection and was stunned by its beauty, structure, complexity, & depth. I was used to hearing "Fool
on the Hill", "Look of Love", and "Going Out of My Head" from them (which are all marvelous performances & versions
that I loved and still do), but "Crystal Illusions" ("Memorias de Marta Sare") immediately struck me as something very,
very special, indeed. As on the remaining 8 tracks on the recording, the legendary Dave Grusin arranged & conducted
the stellar orchestra which backed Mendes (keyboards, vocals, arranging), the great jazz guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves,
bassist Sebastiao Neto, Rubens Bassini (percussion), Dom Um Romao on drums, and the magnificent Lani Hall & Karen
Philipp on vocals. "Crystal Illusions" continued with the group's proven, successful formula performing energetic, tight,
and effervescent tunes including, "Viola", "Salt Sea", "Pretty World", and the Otis Redding pop smash "Dock of the Bay"
that opens the set. Mendes also does a solo vocal on the romantic standard "You Stepped Out of a Dream", w/ Grusin's
lush strings backing him in fine fashion. Mendes & '66 cover, as well, Brazilian superstar Milton Nascimento's landmark
piece, "Empty Faces", also known as "Vera Cruz". (For another terrific version of this tune, check out the great Brazilian
jazz songbird Flora Purim's classic 1974 "Stories to Tell" cd on Milestone.) When Sergio Mendes was getting started as a
musician in the late 1950's, he developed a strong interest in jazz and bossa nova working with such legends as Antonio
Carlos Jobim and later, with Herbie Mann & jazz giant Cannonball Adderley. Brasil '65 was subsequently formed with the
Sergio Mendes Trio along with singers Wanda Sa & Rosinha de Valenca. When Sergio's promotional partner Richard Adler
suggested the group increase sales and exposure by exploring more English-based songs, two American female vocalists
who could sing in both Portuguese and English were found (Lani Hall and Bibi Vogel who was replaced by Janis Hansen).
The ensemble then became Brasil '66, successfully demonstrated their material at an audition, and were signed to A&M
Records by founders Herb Albert and Jerry Moss. Albert would take over the group as producer. The rest, as they say, is
history with their first album going platinum. The original personnel of Brasil '66 would change over the course of several
albums. By the time "Crystal Illusions" was recorded, Lani Hall was still present, but all others had been replaced in their
previous album, "Fool on the Hill" and remained with "Crystal Illusions." Produced by both Herb Albert & Sergio Mendes,
"Crystal Illusions" is a timeless, gorgeous, late 60's pop work-of-art. The title-track, ALONE, is worth the price of the cd.
The final track on the album, it's almost as if it's a story and message about looking back on the 1960's decade that was
closing out, as well. Their next studio album, 1970's "Stillness", would reveal still more of the group's magic. Beautifully
recorded at A&M studios in Hollywood, "Crystal Illusions" is a desert island disc.
Each of the legendry group's albums has its triumphs, its hidden treasures and its disappointments.
Crystal Illusions is no exception.
Track one is an uninspired cover of the Otis Redding classic "Dock of the Bay".
I rate it the only disappointment on this disc and believe that it should have been left to the man whose ownership of it is so complete that alternative versions have been rendered irrelevant.
From track two onwards Mendes and company return to what they do best - smooth, classy and stylish treatments of Latin American ballads and dance music.
Such songs as "Viola" and "Salt Sea" are among the hidden treasures of this album - compositions of subtle nuance that take shape and meaning over the course of repeated listening.
The album's triumphs include the Bergman classic "Pretty World" (OK maybe it's not a classic but it should be!).
The star cut on this generally impressive set is the title track - the Edu Lobo composed "Crystal Illusions"
It's sustained rhythmic re-interpretations of the main theme reaches a hypnotic crescendo that is delivered with power and grace.
This album does not suffer the uninitiated or the ignorant gladly.
It is only for those already in touch with the Swinger from Rio and au fait with the trademark way that Mendes and the group deliver their Bossa Nova message.
Like all previous and later offerings from Brasil'66 Crystal Illusions is riddled with its contradictions.
But it's also sprinkled with tonnes of magic. Of course, FIVE STARS.
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