Love Cole Porter

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Tracks

01 - EASY TO LOVE
02 - EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
03 - I CONCENTRATE ON YOU
04 - I LOVE YOU
05 - I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
06 - JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
07 - LOVE FOR SALE
08 - NIGHT AND DAY
09 - SO IN LOVE
10 - YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME

ALL COMPOSITIONS BY COLE PORTER


Musicians

PIANO AND ARRANGEMENTS: ANTONIO ADOLFO
VOCAL (track 2): ANTONIO ADOLFO
GUITARS: LULA GALVAO
DOUBLE BASS: JORGE HELDER
DRUMS: RAFAEL BARATA
PERCUSSION (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10): DADA COSTA and RAFAEL BARATA
TRUMPET AND FLUGELHORN (tracks 3 and 9): JESSE SADOC
ALTO SAX: DANILO SINNA
TENOR SAX, SOPRANO SAX (track 5), AND FLUTE (track 3): MARCELO MARTINS
TROMBONE: RAFAEL ROCHA

PRODUCED AND ARRANGED BY ANTONIO ADOLFO

Recording Engineers: Marcelo Saboia and Leo Alcantara (Visom Digital - Rio - BR), Mixing Engineer: Marcelo Saboia (Escritorio do Saboia - Friburgo RJ - BR), Mastering Engineer: Andre Dias (Post Modern Mastering - Miguel Pereira RJ - BR), Cover Illustration and Design: Arisio Rabin.

Special Thanks: Judy and Alan Wexler.

Copyright by Antonio Adolfo Maurity Saboia - Antonio Adolfo Music Inc.
All Rights Reserved AAM 0718 / www.aammusic.com


Liner Notes

Since I was a child, the music of Cole Porter has been a part of the soundtrack of my life – playing his records at home, listening to his music on the radio and on television shows, or hearing crooners sing his songs fronting large orchestras. His music also captured the hearts of Brazilians, especially in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where I was born and raised.

Bossa Nova emerged from musical gatherings in Copacabana (Rio), where Cole Porter's records were always played. It was an especially creative time for Brazilian musicians, and the music of this genius, immortalized through his unique melodies, lyrics, harmonies, phrasing, influenced that generation of carioca musicians.

Antonio Carlos Jobim always expressed passion for the music of geniuses such as Gershwin and Cole Porter. If we take a deep dive into some of Jobim's works, we'll see that influence was absorbed and translated into his own music.

And I, who grew up and became a musician during that time, also "drank from that fountain." Many did! I always played his standards at home and on my gigs, either in its original style or sometimes adding a little Bossa or Brazilian jazz, which expanded to music styes such as Samba, Toada, Ijexá, Quadrilha and Frevo, to mention only a few from the states of Minas Geraes, Bahia and the Northeast.

And now, on Love Cole Porter, I am presenting my interpretations of some of his brilliant works, where you can clearly hear the melding of Porter and Brazilian jazz. It's as if Cole Porter's music descended on my heart and musical soul today, bringing that image of the 50's and 60's to my present musical moment with this incredible team of musicians who have been with me in my recent recordings: Jessé Sadoc (trumpet), Danilo Sinna (alto sax), Marcelo Martins (tenor and soprano saxes and flute), Rafael Rocha (trombone), Lula Galvão (guitar), Jorge Helder (bass), Rafael Barata (drums and percussion), Dada Costa (percussion).

Long live the Brazilian Cole Porter!!!!

Antonio Adolfo