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Sergio Mendes Masters “Encanto” at Bernie Grundman’s

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.

Sergio Mendes recently mastered his new album “Encanto” at Bernie Grundman Mastering with mix engineer Bill Schnee and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. The new album features a powerful Brazilian flavor with a deeper melodic feel than its predecessor, the worldwide multi-Platinum hit “Timeless.” Basic tracks for the album were recorded in Rio de Janeiro with an exceptional Brazilian percussion section. Both albums were co-produced by Mendes and Hip-Hop legend

Mendes gives “Encanto” a global focus, bringing in international guest artists such as Latin superstar Juanes from Colombia, multi-talented Carlinhos Brown and Vanessa da Mata from Brazil, the foremost 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, will be released on June 10, 2008.

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