Back in the day, Sergio Mendes was best known for the core energy of his groups – the legendary Brasil 66 and Brasil 77 – but in the 21st Century, Sergio's also become quite a collaborator – part of a legacy that's definitely continued here on a set of tracks that features work from guests who include Common, Roge, Cali Y El Dandee, Sugar Joans, Shelea, and Buddy – as well as more familiar Brazilian talents Guinga, Hermeto Pascoal, and longtime vocalist Gracina Leporace! The style bounces along in a mix of modern R&B and older Rio elements – but there's also maybe a wider pan-Latin vision to the whole project, much more so than some of Mendes other 21st Century albums – proof that the man is alive and well, and always still working hard to build a bridge between cultures. Titles include "Love Came Between Us", "Sabor Do Rio", "Bora La", "La Noche Entera", "Samba In Heaven", "Catch The Wave", "Times Go By", "This Is It", and "Tangara". 2CD edition features 16 more tracks – the "official soundtrack" of Key Of Joy – with titles that include "Lamento", "Reza", "Pais Tropic
al", "So Many Stars", "Tonga", "Fanfarra", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Consolacao", and "Primitivo".