Can you tell me if Sergio Mendes is still making music?
—Howard Wilson, Willits, Calif.
The Brazilian musician, 68, continues to produce beautiful sounds. Last year, Mendes released his 36th studio album, Encanto, featuring the voices of Fergie, will.i.am, Siedah Garrett, Natalie Cole, Herb Alpert and original Brasil ’66 vocalist Lani Hall. He will tour the U.S. and internationally this year, as he does nearly every year.