The Crossing

July 12, 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: July 12, 2011
  • Release Date: July 12, 2011
  • Label: NuGroove / SMC Recordings
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Sould Trade Music
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  • Total Length: 47:49
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  • ASIN: B005AEPU0G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,122 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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New music from the great Eumir Deodato!
madman
I hope that I don't have to wait another 25 years before I hear something new from Deodato again this was just a great CD.
Jerry S. Steele
The family / Pino /Lino/Dora/ Rossana all are excellent players.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Nazarian on July 18, 2011
Format: Audio CD
One of the MOST influential and innovative arrangers and keyboardists from the past decades, Eumir Deodato is FINALLY back on the scene with a great new CD, "The Crossing" - Produced in Italy by the Nicolosi team, this fine work finds Deodato uniting with a veritable who's who of great talent, including vocalist Al Jarreau, guitarist John Tropea, the Nicolosi's own band Novecento, Londonbeat, Paco Sery, percussionist Airto Moreira and legendary drummer Billy Cobham.

This is a NOT to be missed CD for fans of Deodato - VERY well produced and recorded by Team Nicolosi,, it's a treat for the ears, and a wonderful return for Deodato.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Harding VINE VOICE on September 3, 2011
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My love for the music of Deodato goes way back to the mid-sixties before he made his US debut. He is not just a keyboard wizard, but also a first-rate arranger and producer who has been in high demand ever since his youth. I own and like most Deodato recordings and am always on the lookout for anything new.
The Crossing is a bridge between the music of Deodato of his CTI years in the early 70s and the funkier dance groove he adopted toward the end of that decade. The fabulous Summertime is emblematic of his CTI years while the catchy Double Face with Al Jarreau which bookends this set epitomizes his funky side. I really enjoy both of those songs immensely. Additionally I like I Want You More, Night Passage, and Border Line.
On The Crossing, Deodato brings in some of his old collaborators like John Tropea, Airto Moreira, and Billy Cobham. But he also brings in some new folks with whom I was unfamiliar like Londonbeat, Novecento, and Paco Sery. That makes for a well-rounded album for those who like both the jazzy Deodato and his funky persona too. If you are receptive to great music that may confound your expectations, you'll enjoy The Crossing. I promise!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Shore on August 1, 2011
Format: Audio CD
The biggest hit of the year in sophisticated adult contemporary music belongs to Eumir Deodato and his esteemed colleague Al Jarreau with their collaboration "Double Face." Everything you loved about those classic Jarreau hits like "Mornin'," "We're in This Love Together" and "Moonlighting" is all here in this undeniable, new smash, plus, that distinguished Deodato command of groove and keyboard finesse! "Double Face" is included on THE CROSSING, a new collection of songs released by Eumir Deodato featuring additional jazz and pop luminaries Londonbeat, Paco Sery, Airto Moreira, Billy Cobham, John Tropea and Novecento! THE CROSSING is a jazz lover's Mecca... a funk fan's soundtrack for good times... and those who demand depth in their pop are going to be in heaven with this highly-anticipated project! The legendary artist, producer and arranger has sold more than 25 million records in the U.S. alone over his nearly five decades of recording... originally from Brazil, THE CROSSING marks the return of the world's Deodato!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HotLanta Dave on September 2, 2012
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1st of all, I was a major fan of Dedoato throughout the 7os. His show @ Atlanta's Symphony Hall in 1974 was the best show I think I'v ever seen/heard. But, then some-thing really went wrong. His albums were no longer jazz but, disco. Even worse: bad, vocal disco. I recently bought this as well as a cd re-issue of Happy Hour backed w/Motion. I had completely forgotten how bad those 2 albums were. Based on reviews here, The Crossing sounded like he had maybe returned to a jazzier form. And I guess he kind of has but, still to much sappy vox & not enough instrumental wizardry.
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Where does one start with Deodato? That’s a difficult question, considering that the talented Brazilian is now well into his fifth decade as a boundless musical force. It wasn't any easier a question 30 years ago, when Billboard magazine, in covering his first US concert tour, referred to Deodato as a newcomer: “young and exuberant, with the intellectual curiosity and lack of pretense seemingly common with many Latin American musicians.”

Problem was, by the time his first single (“Also Sprach Zarathustra: Theme From 2001, A Space Odyssey”) made it to #1 on the Billboard Top 100 Pop chart in 1973 - becoming the very first jazzy instrumental song to do so - Eumir Deodato had already put together a resume that would be the envy of any career-seeking musician: Arranging for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery and Astrud Gilberto, recording several albums under his own name while living in Brazil, even signing future Brazilian superstar Milton Nascimento to his first recording contract (with Creed Taylor’s Verve Records in New York) months before a Brazilian label was able to put together a deal.

Talk about cutting edge.

Too young? If you dated your way through the 1980’s, you probably weren't aware that it was Deodato who produced and guided The Dazz Band, Con-Funk- Shun and Kool & The Gang to a string of radio and dance floor hits, including ‘Celebration’ and ‘Ladies Night’ (bonus points if you recall his own ‘S.O.S. Fire In The Sky’ from ‘84) plus a string of his own jazz/pop albums with CTI, MCA and Warner.

Still too young? How about Björk, Christophe and k.d. lang? In fact, Deodato has produced more than 450 albums, 15 of which have gone Platinum. He’s sold more than 25 million albums.
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