Personnel: Claudio Roditi (trumpet, flugelhorn); Kenia (vocals); Claudio Celso (electric guitar); Paquito D'Rivera (alto saxophone); Alfredo Cardim (Fender Rhodes piano); Jorge Dalto (synthesizer); Lincoln Goines (electric bass); Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams (drums); Naná Vasconcelos (percussion).
Recording information: 01/24/1984-01/26/1984.
Photographer: Hal Oringer.
Best-known as a Brazilian bebop trumpeter, Claudio Roditi actually made his recording debut as a leader on this obscure LP, a mixture of pop and jazz. Some of the songs feature the reasonably pleasing if not too substantial vocals of Kenia. Roditi and altoist Paquito D'Rivera get in some good solos on material written by Roditi, Ivan Lins, Edu Lobo, Deodato and Milton Nascimento. They are joined by a large rhythm section that includes Jorge Dalto on synthesizers and percussionist Nana Vasconcelos. The overall music is danceable and sometimes infectious, if not particularly memorable; a decent but somewhat commercial effort. ~ Scott Yanow