The Back story of "Stage"
("Palco" composed by Gilberto Gil)
English "Stage" Lyric by Darryl Tookes
Publisher: Preta Music Inc. 1981
-- Music from the album, ALEXANDRA JACKSON: Legacy & Alchemy
THE BACK STORY
On her debut album, Alexandra Jackson invited Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) Grammy, Rock and Roll, and Songwriter Hall of Fame members: Larry Dunn and Al McKay to join her on "Stage".
Track 9 on the album, this is the first-time English homage to Gilberto Gil's 1981 Brazil classic "Palco" ... which was a homage to EWF!
Recording in Rio de Janeiro 37 years later ... Alexandra Jackson and EWF's Larry Dunn and Al McKay turn to honor the great Maestro Gil.
With Darryl Tookes' English ("Stage" lyrical) interpretation of the poetry of "Palco" in-hand ... Alexandra asked Larry and Al, Chicago's Darryl Jones, Maestro Charles Floyd, Danny Leake, Ed Cherney and Producer Robert Hebert, and super singers Tookes, Curtis King and Chris Walker to join her in honoring the great Gilberto Gil.
The Americans are joined by Brazil's greats, the legendary drummer Teo Lima and percussionist Armando Marcal, and by Gustavo da Leite, Ricardo Silveira, Orquestra Atlantica (horns), and The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra.
"STAGE" CLUB FRANCE CONCERT VIDEO
ALEXANDRA JACKSON's "Stage" -- recorded at Club France / French National Olympic House during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
This video features Brazil's superstar Bassist Arthur Maia, whose vital contributions to the production of "Stage" for the "Alexandra Jackson:
Legacy & Alchemy" album assured that the essence and spirit of the original 1981 "Palco" was captured on this 2018 version.
Executive Producer: Robert Hebert
Marco Brito – keyboards
Paulo Calasans – keyboards
Teo Lima – drums
Andre Siqueira – percussion
Arthur Maia – bass and vocals
Leo Amuedo – guitar
Diogo Gomes – trumpet
Danilo Sinna – sax
Gilmar Ferreira – trombone
Live Engineer: Duda Mello
Video Produced by Robert Hebert
Co-Produced by Fernanda Romero and Robert O. Hebert
Technical Producer: Marcos Caminha
Cameras: Kaue Bakker, Felipe Drehmer, Michael Goldman, Ruda Capriles and Tom Franca
Edited by Rodrigo Sevastano
Mixed by Luther Banks
© COPYRIGHT: Legacy and Alchemy LLC 2018