1." Review from Thom Pastor: Graduate of Berklee School of Music & Secretary/Treasurer, Las Vegas Musicians Union"
Jobim would be pleased with your accurate, cool, laid back rendition of his classic and timeless Bossa Nova.
The vocal is smooth and lilting, the solo improvisations clear and well defined, the band arrangement, idiomatic to Brazils' high standard, yet not overdone. I enjoyed listening to this cut and look forward to more from the talented Rick Todd.
2. " Review from Hap Smith: Graduate of Berklee School of Music & Key Teacher & Performer in Las Vegas, Nevada"
I am impressed with your singing. Nice voice, good laid back phrasing and the pitch is on the money. I think the band played
well. All you need now is Stan Getz on tenor and Jobim on keys.
3. " Dr. Warren Smistad ( Singer and Musician ), Calgary , Alberta
For me. Rick has captured, through his first release (Vuelve Conmigo), the sound reminiscent of Sergio Mendes, and Brazil 66
and a blend of Herb Alpert and Stan Getz. The smooth styling and simplicity of Rick's voice is infectious and wistful. I also like
the use of a small number of musicians, which allows each instrumentalist to contribute without overcrowding, allowing Rick's
voice to draw richness from the song. I look forward to his next project.
4. " Ana Carretti ( My Brazilian language Teacher ), Born & raised in Brazil
The Shadow of Your Smile is Beautiful & Infectious! Rick's warm voice created a special new version of this song. Using
Brazilian percussion, with a section sung in Portuguese, Rick brings to us a song in the best of Bossa Nova style. I am
proud to have helped with the Portuguese Brazilian verses in this beautiful project. Rick's enthusiasm and dedication
in learning the language was inspiring.
5. " Charles Calvert ( Drummer and Music lover), Hotel Manager, Stuart, Florida "
Great arrangement, I loved the sound, a wonderful job! I have passed it around to my friends and they Love it ! I know
that whoever has the pleasure of listening to it will feel the same way.
6. " Dr Kuen Chow: Calgary, Alberta
I thought your CD was very easy to listen to and your choice of music suits your voice. Instrumentally, it was smooth, crisp and I loved the mix of languages, which was an excellent surprise.
7. Musicians on this CD have worked with: Michael Jackson. Celine Dijon, Elton Jon, Marie Osmond, Frank Sinatra,Joe Lano
Aretha Franklin,Barbara Streisand,Tony Bennett,Burt Bacharach,Henry Mancini
8. Arrangement by: Rick C. Todd - B.G.S. N.A.R.D.