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Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias - Amanda FLAC album


Performer: Randy Brecker
Genre: Jazz / Latin
Title: Amanda
Country: US
Released: 1985
Style: Jazz-Funk, Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz, MPB, Samba
FLAC version ZIP size: 1382 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1418 mb
Rating: 4.8
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Amanda is the debut studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias. The record was released in 1985 via the Passport Jazz label. It is a collaboration album recorded with her then husband Randy Brecker. The album is dedicated to their daughter, Amanda Elias Brecker. Shortly thereafter her solo career began, resulting in over twenty albums to date.

Personnel: Eliane Elias - piano, keyboards, flute, lead and background vocals. Randy Brecker - trumpet, electric trumpet. Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone, alto flute, background vocals. Danny Goetlib - drums. Will Lee - bass, background vocals. Manolo Badrena - percussions. Jeff Minorov - guitars.

Considering the talents of trumpeter Randy Brecker and his wife, pianist Eliane Elias, one would expect their 1985 collaboration to be quite worthwhile. Brecker's tone is distorted on many of the numbers and even the presence of altoist Sadao Watanabe, tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb on some selections does not save this effort.

Producer – Eliane Elias, Randy Brecker. Recorded and mixed at Secret Sound Studios, February 1985 (1,2,4,6), Sound Ideas Studios, May 1985 (3,5). This record is dedicated to our daughter Amanda Elias Brecker. Other Versions (4 of 4) View All. Cat.

Amanda is the debut studio album by Brazilian jazz artist Eliane Elias. The album is dedicated to their daughter, Amanda Elias Brecker Contents.

1998 studio album by Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias. Studio album by. Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias.

This album is listed as Randy Brecker and Eliane Elias; even though to my personal opinion, it should've been Eliane Elias and Randy Brecker since Eliane's presence, performance and arrangements are more prominent than Randy's, but that was just a marketing strategy since Eliane was just being introduced to the North American audience. She was married to Randy Brecker at the time of this album. The album is dedicated to their daughter Amanda. This is one of Eliane's earliest releases and not that easy to find but if you can it's worth every penny. She never disappoints and her piano on this album is some of her best Brazilian based jazz. Randy Brecker is a long time jazz player himself and you may remember him from the Brecker Brothers who had a sort of jazz funk fusion in the late 1970's. Randy and Elias play great together and you can feel how in sync they are with their new family.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Splash
Written-By, Arranged By – Randy Brecker
5:21
2 Para Nada (For Nothing)
Written-By, Arranged By – Eliane Elias
7:09
3 Pandamandium
Written-By, Arranged By – Eliane Elias
6:24
4 Samba De Bamba
Written-By, Arranged By – Eliane Elias
8:16
5 Amandamada
Written-By, Arranged By – Eliane Elias
4:45
6 Guaruja
Arranged By – Eliane EliasWritten-By, Arranged By – Randy Brecker
8:51

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Passport Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Passport Records, Inc.
  • Made By – Canyon Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Secret Sound
  • Recorded At – Sound Ideas Studios
  • Mixed At – Secret Sound
  • Mixed At – Sound Ideas Studios

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Sadao Watanabe (tracks: 5)
  • Artwork By [Cover Design] – O
  • Backing Vocals – Barry Finnerty (tracks: 5), Eliane Elias (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6), Michael Brecker (tracks: 5), Will Lee (tracks: 5)
  • Bass – Mark Egan (tracks: 2, 4, 6), Will Lee (tracks: 1, 3, 5)
  • Design, Art Direction – Kathleen Covert
  • Drums – Danny Gottlieb (tracks: 2, 4, 6), Dave Weckl (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Drums [Linn] – Eliane Elias (tracks: 2), Randy Brecker (tracks: 2)
  • Drums [Simmons] – Chris Parker (tracks: 1)
  • Engineer – Jon Fausty (tracks: 3, 5), Scott Noll (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6), Yoshihiro Suzuki (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Horacio Maluicino (tracks: 3, 5), Tom Gartland (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6)
  • Engineer [Second] – Jack Malken (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6), Warren Bruleigh (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6)
  • Flugelhorn – Randy Brecker (tracks: 4, 5)
  • Flute – Eliane Elias (tracks: 4)
  • Flute [Alto] – Michael Brecker (tracks: 5)
  • Guitar – Barry Finnerty (tracks: 3, 5), Jeff Mironov (tracks: 1)
  • Keyboards – Eliane Elias
  • Lead Vocals – Eliane Elias (tracks: 2, 4)
  • Lyrics By – Eliane Elias (tracks: 2, 4)
  • Percussion – Manolo Badrena (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Percussion [Of New York Samba Band] – Cyro (tracks: 4, 6), George (tracks: 4, 6)
  • Photography By [Cover] – Paul D'Innocenzo
  • Producer – Eliane Elias, Randy Brecker
  • Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker (tracks: 3)
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker (tracks: 1 to 4, 6)
  • Trumpet [Electric] – Randy Brecker (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6)

Notes

Recorded and mixed at Secret Sound Studios, February 1985 (1, 2, 4, 6), Sound Ideas Studios, May 1985 (3, 5).
This record is dedicated to our daughter Amanda Elias Brecker.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PJ 88013 Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias - Amanda ‎(LP, Album, HUB) Passport Jazz PJ 88013 US 1985
C28Y0137 Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias - Amanda ‎(LP, Album) Canyon C28Y0137 Japan 1985
PJCD 88013 Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias - Amanda ‎(CD, Album) Passport Jazz PJCD 88013 UK 1986
SNTCD-958 Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias - Amanda ‎(CD, Album) Sonet SNTCD-958 UK 1986
SNTF-958 Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias Randy Brecker & Eliane Elias - Amanda ‎(LP, Album) Sonet SNTF-958 UK 1985