Some of the freshest music we've heard from Sergio Mendes in years – a set that brings him back to the funky, soulful territory he explored in the late 70s, but with a very contemporary vibe! The album's still got plenty of Brazilian roots – thanks to appearances from Carlinhos Brown, Seu Jorge, Gracinha Leporace, Milton Nascimento, Ana Carolina, and others – but there's also a contemporary soul undercurrent too, with some sweet rhythm programming from Mika Mutti – who may well be the second star on the set. Things are never too smooth or commercial, yet hit with a sharp focus that's sure to have the record crossing over like some of Sergio's American classics for Elektra
Records years back – and the record also features help from American artists who include Janelle Monae, John Legend, and Will I Am. Titles include "Simbora", "Samba De Roda", "Sou Eu", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Meu Rio", "Visions Of You", "Atlantica", "One Nation", and "Hidden Waters".
(CD case has a cutout hole.)