Joe Beck Trio – Brazilian Dreamin’ (2006) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:52 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,64 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
Joe Beck began his career as a highly sought-after studio guitarist in the early 70s. His clean jazz playing on electric guitar was his hallmark. His discography is well-worthy searching for. He was well-respected and played with artists such as John Abercrombie, Jimmy Bruno, Gill Evans, Don Sebesky, Bobby TImmons, and Paul Simon. This recording was made for Japanese Venus label. Relaxed samba/bossa nova is the emphasis here, with selections from Antonio Carlos Jobim, primarily.
Joe Beck has had a long career, though he remains an artist deserving of wider recognition. These 2005 sessions are a relaxing affair that will delight fans of Brazilian jazz. Joined by bassist Ira Coleman and drummer Thierry Arpino (who is known for his work with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty), Beck’s fluid electric guitar (while sometimes overdubbing an acoustic rhythm line) makes the most of each selection, playing a heavy dose of popular tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim and his own tasty originals. Highlights among the Jobim compositions include the bittersweet “O Grande Amor” and the easygoing “Felicidade.” Harmonica player Gregoire Maret is added for the leader’s gentle bossa nova “And Here’s to You” and Jobim’s bittersweet “Falando De Amor.” Beck also offers an inventive samba arrangement of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” that adds a few twists while played at a slower-than-typical tempo, so it sneaks up on the listener. Highly recommended!
01. Vivo Sonhando
02. Manha De Carnaval
04. O Grande Amor
06. And Here’s To You
08. Ela E Carioca
09. Falando De Amor
11. Giant Steps
12. What Would I Do Without You?
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Katherine Miller.
Recorded on September 27 & 30, 2005 at The Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-25.
Joe Beck – guitar
Ira Coleman – bass
Thierry Arpino – drums
Gregoire Maret harmonica on “6 & 9”