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Café au Lait

by Bunny Brunel & friends

Formerly of the Chick Corea band, bassist Bunny Brunel went on to play with a Who's Who of the jazz-fusion world. This CD by Bunny Brunel features special guests Mike Stern, Patrice Rushen, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim and more.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Café au Lait
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2. Canto Triste
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3. Ponteio
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4. When You're Gone
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5. Florida
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6. Everywhere
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7. Before
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8. Isaac & Lea
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9. Pretty Soon
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Café au Lait by Bunny Brunel & friends Featuring...

BUNNY BRUNEL Basses, Acoustic Guitar
BILL WATROUS Trombone
AIRTO MOREIRA Vocals
FLORA PURIM Vocals
MIKE STERN Guitar
RAY GOMEZ Guitar
DANNY TOAN Guitar
BILLY CHILDS Piano
PATRICE RUSHEN Piano
STEVE WEINGART Piano & Keys
DOUG WEB Saxes
LAWEEYUM Trumpet
JOHN WACKERMAN Drums
GERRY BROWN Drums
ANDRE CECCARELLI Drums

About Bunny Brunel....

When CHICK COREA watched BERNARD BUNNY BRUNEL play one night at an upscale London jazz club in 1978, Bunny was unaware of the ultimate significance Corea would play in his future success as a bassist. A few weeks after that visit to London, Chick called Bunny on the telephone and asked him to pack up and join him on a world wide tour. Bunny quickly accepted and went on to record the classics "Tap Step" and "Secret Agent" with the legendary jazz fusionist. The roster of artists Bunny went on to record and perform with is practically a "Who's Who" of music industry giants. Notables include: HERBIE HANCOCK, WAYNE SHORTER, TONY WILLIAMS, AL JARREAU, NATALIE COLE, LARRY CORYELL, AL DIMEOLA, MIKE STERN, JOE FARRELL, and a list that goes on and on.

Besides his work as a performer, he is equally at home in the roles of composer, arranger and producer. As a soundtrack composer, Bunny collaborated with Clint Eastwood in creating the main theme ("Claudia's Theme") for the Oscar winning film, "The Unforgiven." He also worked on several TV shows, including the popular series "Highlander."

As a designer, Bunny created a line of Electric Bass Guitars for Carvin Corp. and an Electric Upright Bass.

Bunny has released many albums. See his page on CD Baby or personal website at bunnybrunel.com for current list. These projects highlight his beautiful compositions and melodic solos and show off breathtaking bass lines. "CAB2" was nominated for the "Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album" Grammy award of 2002.

Taking an active interest in helping bass players, Brunel regularly gives seminars and lessons on his unique approach to the instrument. He has written several books and instructional videos.


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Dubmania

Smooth, beautiful and masterfully articulate
As I sit listening to Cafe Au Lait, I'm delighted by the coherent and fluent flow of this CD. All of the musicians on this release are top notch. Mike Stern, Flora and Airto, Ray Gomez, Patrice Rushen, the list is unstoppable. Bunny masterfully handles both fretless and fretted bass, along with some very tasteful solos. The true mark of a great jazz CD is the measure of how musical the songs are. So many Jazz CDs are a compilation of self-serving and endless solos. There is room left for solos to showcase the artist's improvational talents on this CD, but there is plenty of clever and well thought out, lyrical ensemble work. It is very musical and easy to listen to.

In closing, I have to commend Bunny on a fantastic effort here. The roster of players tells us that in addition to being a world class bassist, Bunny is certainly someone who has cultivated exemplary friendships with his associates thru the years.

Sadly, there is not a lot of truly great music being released by the major labels these days. A listener really has to look to find nuggets these days. This is one worth digging.

Skip

SUPERB!
Music is so subjective but I gotta tell you, if you enjoy jazz of any genre, you'll love this CD. I'm from New Orleans, or what's left of it, and this CD resonates with every note I've every revered from that background.

al king trombonist and brass teacher uk

stunning bass and trombone playing i love it great band too
this is awsome i am playing it every day and never tire of the music. i am really impressed with the bill watrous trombone contribution he and bunny play off each other superbly.i first heard bunny and watrous on ivanhoe album years ago,and this is even better for me.i hope you do more with watrous because this is pure virtuoso stuff that deserves to be heard by all bass and trombonists .thank you bunny

Angela

HEAVENLY!
This cd is great. You make listening a pleasure when you play like this. I am a fan of Brain Culbertson, Paul Taylor, Bonnie James, Najee & Four Play, and I must say -- they have NOTHING on you! This is a great sound to just sit back and listen to. I have you playing at the office and it just makes this Friday that much easier to get through. Some people have a gift that must be shared with the universe and I am glad to see that you are sharing yours with us.
Best wishes to you -- Peace and Blessings!

www.GreatIndieMusic.com

Just a great jazz record!
Great jazz record from Bunny Brunel & friends. Keep up the good work!