Pictured at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood are (l-r) mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, Sergio Mendes, and mix engineer Bill Schnee. Photo by David Goggin.Hollywood, CA (June 11, 2008)–Sergio Mendes recently mastered his new album Encanto at Bernie Grundman Mastering with mix engineer Bill Schnee and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman.
Encanto features a Brazilian flavor with a deeper melodic feel than its predecessor, the worldwide multiplatinum collection, Timeless. Basic tracks were recorded in Rio de Janeiro with a Brazilian percussion section. Both albums were co-produced by Mendes and hip-hop legend Will.i.am.
Mendes gives Encanto a global focus, bringing in international guest artists such as Latin superstar Juanes from Colombia; Carlinhos Brown and Vanessa da Mata from Brazil; Japanese pop group, Dreams Come True; Belgium’s Zap Mama; and Italian rapper Jovanotti, as well as American stars like Fergie, Natalie Cole, Herb Alpert and his wife, original Brasil ’66 singer Lani Hall.
Encanto, on the Concord Records label, is released on June 10.
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