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Third album from the All-Star trio. Russ Miller (drums) , Jerry Watts (bass) and Rick Krive (Keys/Vox) are joined by Superstars Eric Marienthal, Luis Conte, George Shelby, John Daversa and a Brazilian choir, on this "Brasil Influenced" trio offering.
Genre: Jazz: West Coast Jazz
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1. Fool On the Hill
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2. Toucan's Dance
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3. Only a Dream in Rio
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4. Renata Maria
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5. My One and Only Love
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6. Buy-Own?
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7. Meu Bem Querer
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8. Fields of Gold
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9. Skin Tight
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10. The Flight
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Album Notes
The beginning of 2013 marked a new era in Russ Miller's solo career. Russ comments, "I have played a lot of music, with a lot of different people. I enjoy all of it. Many times, on American Idol, in record or movie dates or for "house band" shows, I only play the songs, once or twice. My job is to make something, that I'm literally sight reading, sound like we have been playing it for years. Now, is the time, to actually play it for years! I have been in bands in my career, The Psychedelic Furs, etc but it wasn't my material. I want to take a palette of material and take it somewhere. I want to see how I can approach a library of material, grow with it and see where I can take it musically. I have watched many friends of mine do this for a long time. The "Arrival Trio" is my avenue to explore this."

"Chegada3" is Russ' 3rd solo effort. Russ explains the title, "Chegada is "Arrival" in Portuguese, the band has a heavy Brazilian influence to it. The "3" is for the Trio and the Trio's 3rd project together. Also, it is the 3rd complete solo album that I have done. So, Chegada to the third power, made sense!" The original members of the "Arrival" touring trio, Rick Krive and Jerry Watts have returned, to solidify this contemporary ensemble. Russ adds, "Rick, Jerry and I are all of the same accord musically and personally. It is one of the easiest situations I have ever worked in. Everybody is great, the crew is great and the whole thing just flows and makes it a great show and a positive work environment."

Russ discusses the band's direction, "We all love Brazilian music. Rick speaks and sings in Portuguese. He is working in Brazil all of the time. Jerry has played with some of the great Brazilian artists, Sergio Mendes and Dori Caymmi, among others. I have done a bunch of Brazilian music, in my career. When we got together and just played, the Jazz and Brazilian influences just came to the surface. The ensemble immediately went there". The Trio's "Chegada3" album is a mature collection of Brazilian influenced, Jazz and Pop vocal pieces. The undertone of world rhythms and their colors, run throughout the almost 50 minute, song set. Unique arrangements of the Beatles "Fool On The Hill", James Taylor's "Only A Dream In Rio" and Sting's "Field's of Gold", are sprinkled around displays of the ensembles virtuosic musical abilities. Russ explains, "I wanted to have some of the arrangements that we put together for the last tour, on the record. We loved playing them and the crowd really connects to them".

There are beautiful ballads on the "Chegada3" album, Russ describes the ballad moments of the record, "Renata Maria" is a very poignant moment, musically, it touches you. Also, "My One and Only Love" is so delicate and mature. We all love to play great songs. I have played with some of the greatest vocalists in the world, in my career, from Andrea Bocelli and Tina Turner to Ray Charles and Steve Perry. I love playing a great song, behind a great singer. It doesn't all have to be crazy "Drum Stuff".

There are more than enough displays, of why Russ is considered to be one of the top drummers in the world on "Chegada3". Russ comments on the two featured pieces, "Buy-Own? and "Skin Tight", are both roaring moments in the show. I think you can really bust out the "chops" periodically, if they are in the right places. It is all about drawing the audience in and taking them on the journey with you."



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