Till Bronner Rio (Universal) Recorded largely in Rio de Janeiro, as the title suggests, this collection of tunes reflects German trumpet player/vocalist Till Bronner's love of Brazilian music. Producer Larry Klein has assembled an impressive roster of Brazilian musicians and guests including Milton Nascimento, Sergio Mendes, Vanessa da Mata and Lucianna Souz. There are also cameos from Annie Lennox, Aimee Mann, Kurt Elling and Melody Gardot. The Rio musicians perform impeccably, and Bronner's Chet Baker-influenced trumpet floats pensively over subtle arrangements of well-chosen and generally not obvious tunes by composers including Carlos Jobim, Toninho Horta and Nascimento. If his occasional vocals are less expressive and accomplished, the guest singers more than make up for that shortcoming.