Hollywood Rio blends the sounds of this Brazilian chanteuse's roots with the cinematic music of Los Angeles. The album is Ana Caram's tribute to the music of Hollywood. Combining her sultry voice and passionate Brazilian flare with L.A.'s cool electric sound, Caram sings such Hollywood classics such as "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca. Together with Michel Friedenson's rich electric orchestral arrangements, Hollywood Rio is a 21st century look at Hollywood's past.
Ana Caram - vocals
Lawrence Feldman - flute, saxophone
Producer(s): Ana Caram, David Chesky, Michel Freidenson, Matthew Epstein (assistant), Lisa Hershfrield (assistant)
Recording Engineer(s): Charles Martinez, Barry Wilson
Composed by Burt Bacharach, George Bassman, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Bruno Brighetti, Ana Caram, Charlie Chaplin, Hal David, Jacques Demy, Michel Freidenson, Norman Gimbel, Herman Hupfeld, Michel Legrand, John Lennon, Johnny Mandel, Bruno Martino, Paul McCartney, Ned Washington, and Paul Francis Webster.
Mastered by Nicholas Prout.
Reviews"Some singers can transcend time--their works of today capture the essence of an earlier period without imitating that earlier sound. With Hollywood Rio, Ana Caram has created a timeless disc. Drawing from torch songs of the 30's, early bossa nova hits, 60's rock and contemporary ballads, she breathes new life into each selection. Very romantic, very musical and very, very well done!" - Amazon