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Sergio Mendes Masters “Timeless” at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Mastering engineer Bernie Grundman (left) and Sergio Mendes. Photo by David Goggin.

Sergio Mendes’ new album Timeless was mastered by Bernie Grundman, who has worked with Mendes since his A&M debut, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66.

In addition, the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio nominated Timeless for two Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards in the Creative Achievement category. The track “Mas Que Nada” was nominated for Record Production/Single or Track, and the album was nominated for Record Production/Album. The album features appearances by of The Black Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Jill Scott and Justin Timberlake.

The album’s music encompasses revisions of Mendes’ classic Brazilian material and ideas, which are given a new twist with new lyrics and arrangements. “This record is great Brazilian classics and the great Brazilian melodies that the kids of today haven’t heard mixed together with the world of hip hop,” says Mendes.

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