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Download links and information about Encanto by Sérgio Mendes / Sergio Mendes. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to World Music, Latin genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 57:55 minutes.

Artist: Sérgio Mendes / Sergio Mendes
Release date: 2008
Genre: World Music, Latin
Tracks: 14
Duration: 57:55
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No. Title Length
1. The Look of Love 3:59
2. Funky Bahia 3:58
3. Waters of March 3:58
4. Odo-Ya 3:50
5. Somewhere In the Hills (O Morro Nao Tem Vez) 4:00
6. Lugar Comum 4:16
7. Dreamer 4:43
8. Morning In Rio 4:19
9. Y Vamos Ya (...Let's Go) 4:18
10. Catavento (Catavento e Girassol) 3:50
11. Acode 4:27
12. Agua de Beber 4:02
13. E Vamos la (...Let's Go) 4:19
14. Waters of March (Les Eaux de Mars) [French Version] 3:56



Though he's always been at the front of the show, Sergio Mendes has often gotten by with the help of his friends. As in 1965, so in 2008. The newest update of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 — feel free to call it Brasil '08 — has a varied cast, led by co-producer, who adapts his style well to urban and Brazilian forms. It also includes's Black Eyed Peas bandmate Fergie, doing "The Look of Love" in a version that may never reach the heights of the original, but never becomes as embarrassing as "My Humps." Surprisingly, it's a good performance from Fergie; although she never approaches the sultriness of Dusty Springfield's original, her quick-paced singing on the verses is some kind of career highlight. Elsewhere, Mendes deserves most of the credit, especially since only bookends the album (he produces the first two tracks and the last two). Encanto makes room for a parade of excellent musicians, including Carlinhos Brown, Ledisi, Natalie Cole, and Herb Alpert. (Not to be left out is the rhythm section, anchored by bass veterans Alphonso Johnson or Liminha.) The material breezes over quite a few Brazilian classics of the bossa nova era, and gives them just enough freshness to sound new. "Waters of March," with Johnson's nimble bass, makes room for a fine Ledisi vocal (granted, it's difficult to fail on that song). Mendes takes several solos on acoustic piano or Rhodes, best on the Herb Alpert feature "Dreamer." Overall, Encanto is a difficult record to judge; from the cover and the first two tracks, it appears to be urban all the way. The bulk of the album, however, is modern Brazilian jazz-fusion with an array of excellent musicians. Hopefully, its two potential audiences — dance or hip-hop fans and Latin jazz listeners — aren't steered away from it by thinking it's only concerned with one or the other.