All One

All One

by Oscar Castro-Neves



Oscar Castro-Neves has been one of the most important Brazilian musicians on the jazz scene for some time. His skills as a guitarist, vocalist, composer, and arranger are all on display in this release. Starting with a swinging instrumental setting of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Double Rainbow," which incorporates Charlie Bisharat's Gypsy-like violin, Gary Meek's multiple reeds, and pianist Don Grusin, Castro-Neves signals that this is not going to be a predictable release. His compositions include the funky, strutting "All One" and the infectious "Holding with an Open Hand." The surprising rendition of "'Round Midnight" begins dramatically, then suddenly turns into a lively upbeat bossa nova. Equally compelling are his arrangements of standards like "The Very Thought of You" and "There Will Never Be Another You," both of which feature his warm, friendly vocals. The only disappointment is the inclusion of smooth jazzer Michael Franks' lightweight, monotonous "One Bad Habit" to close an otherwise flawless CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
Label: Mack Avenue
UPC: 0673203102620
catalogNumber: 1026

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oscar Castro-Neves   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Brian Bromberg   Acoustic Bass,Upright Bass
Don Grusin   Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Gary Meek   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Alex Acuña   Drums
Charlie Bisharat   Violin,Viola
Kenny O'Brien   Background Vocals
Kevin Ricard   Percussion
Isela Sotelo   Background Vocals
Mike Shapiro   Drums
Luis Chaparro   Background Vocals
Luciana Souza   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Paulina Aguirre   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Halley   Composer
Michael Franks   Composer
Cootie Williams   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Oscar Castro-Neves   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Geoff Gillette   Engineer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Pryor   Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Maria Ehrenreich   Director,Producer,Creative Services Director
Kevin McHugh   Photo Assistance
Albert Leusink   Engineer
Gretchen Carhartt   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
James Barnard   Graphic Assistant

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All One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the mix of jazz, ethnic, bossa-nova sounds. There's something for everyone here.