|I Love Brazil!|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||October 31-November 7, 1977|
|Genre||Bossa nova, Vocal jazz|
|Producer||Aloísio de Oliveira|
|Sarah Vaughan chronology|
I Love Brazil! is a 1977 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by prominent Brazilian musicians Milton Nascimento, Dori Caymmi, and Antônio Carlos Jobim.
This was Vaughan's first album of bossa nova/MPB, it was followed by Copacabana (1979), and Brazilian Romance (1987).It was also her first album for Pablo Records.
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awards the album two and a half stars, saying that "Sarah Vaughan's recordings during the last phase of her magnificent career weren't always up to her usual standards, but this late-'70s set focusing on Brazilian music was a superb exception."
The album garnered a Grammy nomination.
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