- Acoustic Bass – Nilson Matta
- Acoustic Guitar – Luiz Bonfá
- Arranged By – Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jota Moraes
- Artwork – Cristina Portella
- Body Percussion – Thiago de Mello
- Drums – Pascoal Meirelles
- Engineer – Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Dana Mars, Eumir Deodato
- Executive-Producer – Barry Powley, Peter Klam
- Flugelhorn – Marcio Montarroyos
- Guitar – Gene Bertoncini
- Keyboards – Jota Moraes, Sonia Burnier
- Mastered By – Phil De Lancie
- Percussion – Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Eumir Deodato, Thiago de Mello
- Photography By [Cover] – Walter Firmo
- Photography By [Liner] – Mircea Dordea
- Producer – Arnaldo DeSouteiro
Total Time: 58 minutes
The album was digitally remastered by Phil DeLancie at Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, California, US), and new liner notes were written by Milestone/Fantasy's publicist Terri Hinte for the tray card/back cover:
"The Bonfá Magic is the legendary Brazilian composer/guitarist's fiftieth album, and the first he's recorded in Brazil in over 30 years. Accompanied by top Rio sidemen, he performs some new originals and reprises a few of his own classicsm notably "Manhã de Carnaval" (from Black Orpheus), the jazz waltz "Sofisticada", "Almost in Love" (written for Elvis Presley in 1968!), and "Menina Flor" (recorded by Bonfá and Stan Getz in '63), Named the top instrumental album of 1991 by several publications in Brazil when it was released there, "The Bonfá Magic" will likewise appeal to American fans of his gentle romanticism and elegant artistry."
Arranged by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, except: "Space Adventure", by Tavio Bonfá; "Missal", by Sonia Burnier; "Rio Acima", "Menina Flor" and "Almost in Love", by Arnaldo DeSouteiro and Jota Moraes.
Synthesizer arrangements on "Rio Acima", "Fat Tuesday's Theme", "Sofisticada", "Menina Flor", "Almost in Love" and "April in Paris" by Jota Moares.
All songs composed by Luiz Bonfá, except: "Menina Flor" (Bonfá and Maria Helena Toledo), "Manhã de Carnaval" (Bonfá and Antonio Maria), "Almost in Love" (Bonfá and Randy Starr), and "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke and E.Y. Harburg)..
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|MCD-9202-2||Luiz Bonfá||The Bonfá Magic (CD, Album)||Milestone Records||MCD-9202-2||US||1993||Sell This Version|
|CAJU 3810||Luiz Bonfá||The Bonfá Magic (CD, Album)||Caju Music||CAJU 3810||Brazil||2001||Sell This Version|
|VICJ 8014||Luiz Bonfá||The Bonfá Magic (CD, Album)||JVC||VICJ 8014||Japan||1993||Sell This Version|