Sergio Mendez @ Rendez-vous

Brazilian pop legend Sergio Mendez produced an album <Rendez-vous> featuring various artists around mainly Japanese or Japanese-Portuguese (with the exceptional of Lisa Ono) like GILLE, Yoshie Nakano (EGO-WRAPPIN'), Sumire, BENI, Miyuki Hatakeyama, Julia Oki, MINMI, Rimi Natsukawa, Karen Mok and Marcia. Fans of Jazz and Bosanova may only know the names of the above, and perhaps Karen Mok was the only familiar name on this album especially for Asia fans. But, that doesn't mean her <Killing Me Softly With His Song> was listenable, in fact, this version really killing us softly with this song with her shaky and feeble voice. Please don't tell us this was the homage to Latoya Jackson, this would be the end of it.Unfortunately, <Rendez-vous> is dull and flat, it is a less stellar production with merely a repetition on what we have heard before. There is nothing that catching any attention and you will not remember much of the tracks after the entire album played. Mendez shall work harder in the future by picking his collaboration by giving more sparks and soul in his production.

Rating : 2.5/5

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