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"Gift of Heart" ....

Gift of Heart (Christmas in Rio)

by ROBERT HÉBERT: Bossa Nova Noites

featuring Najee & Curtis King, Jr.


"Gift of Heart" (Christmas in Rio): is the special bonus track from Chicago-born Producer & Artist ROBERT HÉBERT's upcoming Spring 2022 album "Bossa Nova Noites: Soul Brasileiros".

HÉBERT has spent 2 years crafting his upcoming "Chicago Soul meets Brazilian Soul" double album -- that features some of the world's best instrumentalists and vocalists. The album is his on-going homage to his hometown's singular legacy and role in shaping Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Rock & Roll, R&B, Soul and Pop in the world ... and HÉBERT's creative vision to synergize that Chicago Black music legacy with the Brazilian musical legacy of Samba, Bossa Nova and MPB. See:

"Gift of Heart" (Christmas in Rio) features 2-time Platinum album / 4-time Gold album selling American legend NAJEE on Flute — with featured vocals by one of the world’s greatest singers: CURTIS KING, JR. Najee and Curtis are joined by Brazilians Andre Siqueira, Sergio Melo, Joao Castilho, Diogo Gomes and Marcello Ferreira, and Americans Ron Walters, Jr., Keith Henderson, Frank McComb, and the legendary Chicago Brunswick Records bandleader ... the icon Maestro Willie Henderson.

HÉBERT’s upcoming 2022 album follows the historic "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy and Alchemy" double CD -- Produced by Robert Hebert & Larry Williams:

That 2018 masterwork introduces Ms. Jackson with music icons: the late Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Al Jarreau, Dona Ivone Lara, Oscar Castro-Neves, Rod Temperton, and Arthur Maia ... with special appearances by greats: Carlinhos Brown, Ivan Lins, Larry Dunn and Al McKay (Hall of Fame members of Earth, Wind & Fire), Hubert Laws, Paulo Jobim & Daniel Jobim, Siedah Garrett, Robertinho Silva, and Banda Black Rio, and the collaboration of an ensemble of some of the world's best musicians, including Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones), Ricardo Silveira, Teo Lima, Armando Marcal, Paulo Calasans, Jesse Sadoc, Joao Castilho, Andre Siqueira, Pretinho da Serrinha, Chris Walker, Curtis King, Jr. and Darryl Tookes. The album also showcased HÉBERT’s own "The Bossa Nova Noites Orquestra" ... orchestrated and conducted by Maestro Charles Floyd and Maestro Larry Williams.

"Alexandra Jackson: Legacy and Alchemy" was featured at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics:, on CNN International:, and on radio: ... and was named Connect Brazil's “2018 Album of the Year”:

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