Eight Is Enough for Antonio Adolfo on IOctet and Originals/I

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By JazzTimes If some of the songs on Brazilian pianist/composer/arranger/bandleader Antonio Adolfo’s latest album Octet and Originals sound familiar, well … they should. “Pretty World” has been an international hit, as recorded by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, and Earl Klugh. (Its original lyrics were written by Tiberio Gaspar, but Sérgio Mendes commissioned Alan and Marilyn Bergman to write English lyrics and recorded the song in 1969 with his group Brasil ’66.) “Heart of Brazil,” a tribute to the endangered Amazon rainforest, was originally sung by Dionne Warwick. “Teletema,” a ro…

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