Astrud Gilberto - Now
Released in 1972 as the follow-up to the previous year’s classic CTI album with Stanley Turrentine, Now is Astrud Gilberto’s tenth studio album and her only recording on Perception, and wow does she make the most of the musicians available to her on this recording.
Produced by Astrud herself and with all songs arranged by fellow Brazilian Eumar Deodato, the all-star line-up on Now includes Deodato on acoustic guitar, more Brazilian flavours from Airto Moreira on percussion, label vice-President and production genius Patrick Adams on Bass duties (along with Bob Cranshaw and Ron Carter), Dizzy Gillespie Quintet and Jazzberry Patch band member Mike Longo on keyboards and the mighty Billy Cobham on drums.
Singing in both English and Portuguese Astrud’s distinctive voice and vocal style weaves across rhythms and grooves from Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk, Latin and soul tracks written by herself, by Milton Nascimento, Eumir Deodato, Satiro De Melo, Stax/Volt legend David Jordan and Humberto Teixeira.
Available on digital download and 180 gram heavy vinyl (coming soon), Astrud Gilberto’s Now is one of those must have LPs in anyone’s collection.
Release date: February 17th, 2023
Vinyl coming soon.