Multi-Instrumentalist Scott Mayo Releases New Album “Meu Brasil” | LISTEN!

Scott Mayo releases Meu Brasil

Listen to the single “Vista do Corcovado”

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger Scott Mayo released his third album Meu Brasil. Meu Brasil is his first Brazilian project and features maestro Sergio Mendes, guitarists/composers Dori Caymmi and Guinga and the voice of Gracinha Leporace, among others. “This album is an homage to a music and a country that has so deeply shaped my musical life. It’s called Meu Brasil because I wanted to share how the music has touched me and, from my Black American perspective, how I feel the music,” shares Mayo.

Mayo recorded most of Meu Brasil in his studio, Pipewind Sound, in Pasadena. Other recordings took place in various studios in Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Manila and Stockholm. Mayo says the album was completed during the pandemic, so it was challenging to bring everyone together in the same room. “I used all the technology I had to finish the album, from receiving tracks around the globe to watching the strings record in Manila from my studio in Pasadena! It was an incredible experience and I can’t wait to share all of it with the world.”

One of the first songs Mayo completed was “Trenzinho do Corcovado” composed by Guinga. “I was in Brazil with Sergio when Guinga came by the studio to play some of his songs for Sergio’s album,” said Mayo. “When he played ‘Trenzinho,’ I fell in love.” Mayo asked Guinga’s permission to record the song for Meu Brasil. “I wanted him to play on the recording too since no one in the world plays guitar like him. It’s such an honor.”

With more than 30 years of music industry experience, Scott Mayo brings a unique musical perspective and skill set ranging from record production, composition and musical direction to Grammy-winning writing, arranging and performing. As one of the top call musicians in Los Angeles, 2022 has kept Mayo busy. Mayo recorded in the critically-acclaimed television series Better Call Saul, on Beyonce’s smash, new album Renaissance and on Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard’s score of Father Of The Bride remake. Spring 2022 saw Mayo performing as part of the 94th Academy Awards orchestra and the 64th annual Grammy Awards with legendary rapper, Nas. In autumn 2021, Mayo recorded on “You Deserve It All” by megastar John Legend. Summer 2021 had Scott playing all the woodwinds on the Netflix Children’s animation Ada Twist, Scientist founded by President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama.

Mayo performed in the Inaugural Ceremony of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Spring 2020, Mayo arranged and recorded the horns on John Legend’s most recent Grammy-winning album, Bigger Love. Mayo recorded on Stony Hill the Grammy-winning album by Damian Marley. Mayo performed, arranged and recorded on the Grammy-nominated album, A Legendary Christmas, by John Legend. In 2018, Mayo sang on Egypt Station, by the Sir Paul McCartney. Additionally, Mayo served as the Musical Director for the Emmy Awards Governors Ball performances where he led the Scott Mayo Collective through four nights of music before a who’s who of the television industry.

Mayo is currently the Musical Director and writing partner for Brazilian music icon, Sergio Mendes. 2020 saw the release of Mendes’ latest recording project, In The Key Of Joy where Mayo served multiple roles of singer, arranger and songwriter on the song “Sabor do Rio” with Mendes and Grammy and Academy Award winner, Common. Mayo received a Best R&B Album Grammy nomination for producing the Oleta Adams album, Moving On. Mayo also received a Grammy nomination as the featured performer on Gerald Wilson’s “Romance: Theme from Monterey.”

Among R&B audiences, Mayo is best known for his work with, Earth, Wind & Fire. Mayo toured with the group for more than six years playing saxophone and flute. He is particularly lauded for his stirring on-stage saxophone solo during the beloved hit, “Reasons” featured on the Earth, Wind & Fire: Plugged In & Live album.

For more information about Mayo and Meu Brasil, visit ScottMayoMusic.com or his social media accounts via Instagram and Facebook: @ScottMayoMusic.

Vera’s Heartbeat

MORE News on T.U.M.S.!

Gospel Quartet The Patricks to Release New Project “Legacy” on June 7th, 2024 | LISTEN!
Trumpeter Kamasi Washington to Release New Album "Fearless Movement" on May 3rd, 2024 | WATCH NEW VI...
Jazz Supergroup Something Else! feat. Vincent Herring to Release New Project "Soul Jazz" on June 14t...
South African Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini to Release New Project "uNomkhubulwane" on June 7th, 2024 |...
Gospel Singer Maurette Brown Clark Releases New Single "I See Good" | WATCH OFFICIAL VIDEO!
Afropop Singer Adeoluwa Releases New Single "Jeje" | LISTEN! New EP "For The Fourth" Arrives April 1...
Bass Legend Avery Sharpe & Double Quartet to Release New Album "I Am My Neighbors Keeper" on June 14...
Jazz Legends Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin to Release New Album "Brasil" on May 31st, 2024 | LISTEN!
Saxophonist Duane Parham Releases New Single "Your Precious Love" feat. Tammy (Trele) Davis | WATCH ...
Gospel Legend Bebe Winans to Deliver New Single “Father In Heaven (Right Now)" feat/Gerald Albright ...
Trumpeter Etienne Charles to Release New Project "Creole Orchestra" on June 14th, 2024 | WATCH NEW E...
Producer Eric "EWill" Williams Unveils Collaboration w/K-Ci & Coko in New Single "Crazy For Your Lov...
Flutist Lori Bell to Release Tribute Album "Recorda Me: Remembering Joe Henderson" on April 19th, 20...
Gospel Singer Eddie Ruth Bradford Releases New Single "He Knows How Much We Can Bear" | LISTEN!
Bassoonist Joy Guidry Releases New Single "I Will Always Miss You" | LISTEN! New Album "Amen" Coming...
NPG Records And Paisley Park Enterprises Release Rare Prince B-Side “United States Of Division” | LI...
Saxophonist Kirk Whalum to Release New Album "Epic Cool" on May 17th, 2024 | LISTEN to New Single “B...
Producer/Keyboardist Chris "Big Dog" Davis to Release New Album "After The Storm" on April 5th, 2024...
Saxophonist Randy Scott to Release New Project "Oasis" on April 19th, 2024 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
R&B Artist Shalli Releases New Single "Freezing" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Singer Lisa Bellamy Releases New Single "JOY" Feat. Cody Norris and Austin Carr | LISTEN!
Multi-Faceted Music Master Kevin Toney Passes From Cancer at 70
Gospel Artist Deloin Scotton Releases New Single "Mercy Said No" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Jazz Ensemble Spontaneous Groovin’ Combustion Releases New Track “Spontaneity” | LISTEN!
R&B/Soul Songstress Syleena Johnson Releases New Single "Black Balloon" feat. Syl Johnson | WATCH NE...
The City of Philadelphia Honoring Frankie Beverly With Street Renaming Ceremony In May
Ghost-Note Releases New Single “Grandma’s Curtains” feat. Eric Gales | LISTEN!
Blues Singer Tee Dee Young Releases New Single "Love Me No More" | LISTEN!
R&B Singer Tony Walk to Release New Single "Tell Me You Want It" on April 5th, 2024 | LISTEN!
Mariah Carey Receives SoundExchange Hall of Fame Award
Gospel Singer Hezekiah Walker Set to Break Ground on East Brooklyn Affordable Housing Development
Music Legend Maurice White’s Final Recordings "Manifestation" Coming May 3rd, 2024 | WATCH NEW TRAIL...
Kevin Flournoy and Amanda Cole to Release New Track “To The Water” on April 5th, 2024 | WATCH NEW VI...
Jazz/Funk Bassist Christian de Mesones to Release New Album “You Only Live Twice” on April 12th, 202...
The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation to Release New Live Project "Jamalot" on May 24th, 2024 | WATCH NEW VI...
Percussionist Eric Frazier to Release New Project "That Place, Featuring Return of The Panther Woman...
Gospel Singer Keri Fraser to Release New Single "You Are Holy" on March 29th, 2024 | LISTEN!
Nigel Hall & DJ Harrison to Release Tribute Album "The Burning Bush: A Journey Through the Music of ...
Sierra Green & The Giants Releases New Single "Break in the Road" | WATCH NEW VIDEO!
Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley Releases New Album "Unstoppable" | LISTEN! Announces New Tour Dates for 2...