Rio (Uri Caine album)

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Studio album by
RecordedJune 8–13, 2001
Various locations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
LabelWinter & Winter 910 079
ProducerUri Caine & Stefan Winter
Uri Caine chronology
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Rio is an album by Uri Caine which was recorded and released on the Winter & Winter label in 2001.[1][2] The album explores Brazilian music, and features of large ensemble of Braziliam musicians with an emphasis on percussion.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
Tom HullB[4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars [5]

In his review for Allmusic, Glenn Astarita notes that "With this effort, Caine seemingly derives inspiration from the rhythmic structures while melding his thematic inventions into the percussionists' temporal planes. Nonetheless, the artist captures and illustrates the less commercial side of what might be considered indigenous Brazilian music".[3]

On All About Jazz C. Michael Bailey said "The Brazilian music presented here is not the plush Bossa one would expect. It is more of an abstract look at the indigenous popular music, that music that might have less appeal in the United States if entrusted in lesser hands that Caines. The excellent results are a collections of Brazilian vignettes, little Latin confections finely crafted to be had and eaten too. Caine surrounds himself with Brazilian musicians, most particularly percussionists who weave their special magic throughout the music. It is as if we are privy to a Rio radio dial, spinning form one station to the next and listening every once and awhile".[6] Writing in JazzTimes, Bill Shoemaker observed, "Playing both piano and Fender Rhodes, Caine is joined by a revolving cast of musicians, singers and drum choruses who consistently coax rhythmically vibrant performances from him. At slower tempi, Caine caresses the lyrical soul of Brazilian music with obvious affection. Rio is a virtual hour in the sun".[7]

Track listing[]

All compositions by Uri Caine except as indicated

  1. "Samba do Mar" (Uri Caine e Unidos da Vila Isabel) - 4:35
  2. "Dia de Praia" - 4:49
  3. "Teu Chamego" - 5:42
  4. "Revolucionário" (Paulo Braga) - 3:55
  5. "Bondinho de Santa Tereza" (Traditional) - 3:16
  6. "Combatente" (Maurício Pacheco, Pedro D-Lita) - 4:07
  7. "Samba do Fogo" (Uri Caine e Unidos da Vila Isabel) - 3:12 Rdio
  8. "Raquel" - 5:31
  9. "Arpoador" - 5:05 Rdio
  10. "Assalto Cultural" (Uri Caine / Odélio Antônio Jr., Paulo Henrique Deptuesou, Antônio Carlos L. Roca) - 3:40
  11. "Na Lapa" (Ricardo Curtz, Ericson Pires, Claudio Monjope, Tiago Didac, Uri Caine) - 3:09
  12. "Samba da Terra" (Uri Caine e Unidos da Vila Isabel) - 3:31 Rdio
  13. "Um Minuto Só" (Jairzinho Oliveira) - 4:02
  14. "Choro Maluco" (Paulo Braga) - 5:05
  15. "Samba da Rua" (Traditional) - 1:39
  16. "Akalanguiado" (Paulo Braga) - 3:32
  17. "Adeus" - 1:30
  18. "Samba do Vento" (Uri Caine e Unidos da Vila Isabel) - 2:38


  • Uri Caine - piano, teclado Fender Rhodes
  • - bateria, percussão
  • Jorge Helder - baixo
  • Lula Galvão - violão
  • Jair Oliveira - violão, voz
  • Kacau Gomes, Cris Delanno - voz
  • Humberto Cazes - percussão, pandeiro, reco - reco de mola, tamborim, triangulo
  • Unidos da Vila Isabel
  • Grupo Corpo Movimento Capoeira
  • Morro do Cantagalo
  • Stereo Maracanã
  • Assalto Cultural
  • Hapax
  • Arcos da Lapa
  • Músicos do Morro dos Prazeres


  1. ^ Uri Caine discography, accessed December 3, 2014
  2. ^ Winter & Winter discography, accessed December 3, 2014
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Astarita, Glenn. Uri Caine – Rio > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Tom Hull: Grade List: Uri Caine". Tom Hull. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  6. ^ Bailey, C. Michael (September 1, 2002). "Uri Caine: Rio". Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Shoemaker, B., JazzTimes Review, June 2002
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