On June 27, 2006.

On June 27, 2006, “Koch Records” label released “Rendezvous in Rio”, the sixteenth Michael Franks album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by John Rozenberg.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks – vocals
  • Carmen Cuesta-Loeb, Pamela Driggs, Larry Hoppen – vocals
  • Robbie Dupree – vocals, background vocals
  • Beth Reineke, Veronica Nunn, Leslie Ritter– background vocals
  • Mike DeMicco, Romero Lubambo, Marc Shulman, Dwight Sills – guitar
  • Chuck Loeb – guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, programming
  • Jeff Lorber – keyboards, arranger, drum programming, engineer, percussion programming
  • Scott Petito – keyboards, bass, mixing, mastering
  • Alex Al, Sergio Brandão, Jimmy Haslip – bass
  • Chris Hunter, Gary Meek– saxophone, flute
  • Eric Marienthal – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Roger Burn – piano, keyboards, vibraphone, programming
  • David Sancious – piano, keyboards
  • Charles Blenzig – keyboards, arranger, programming
  • Vinnie Colaiuta, Wolfgang Haffner, Brian Dunne, Michael White, Michael White- drums
  • Jerry Marotta – drums, percussion
  • Café – percussion
  • Andy Suzuki – woodwind
  • Megan Denver – art direction, design, photography
  • Dion Ogust – photography

Track listing:

  1. Under the Sun – Michael Franks
  2. Rendezvous In Rio – Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks
  3. The Cool School – Michael Franks
  4. Samba de Soho – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ronaldo Bastos
  5. Rendezvous In Rio – Michael Franks
  6. Scatsville – Michael Franks
  7. The Chemistry Of Love – Michael Franks
  8. Hearing “Take Five – Michael Franks
  9. The Question Is Why – Michael Franks
  10. Songbirds – Michael Franks
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