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Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves - Outra Coisa

Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves · Outra Coisa

You cannot call yourself Brasilian if you don’t know your Moacir Santos. The clarinetist turned soprano, alto, tenor and (when the music demanded it)...
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Anat Cohen Quartet – In The Spirit of Baden

Anat Cohen Quartet "In The Spirit of Baden" at Live Studio Sessions - KNKX Public Radio Clarinetist (and sometime saxophonist) Anat Cohen is a one-woman music-blender. ...
Jovino Santos Neto - Photo credit: Daniel Sheehan

Artist Profile: Jovino Santos Neto

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle,...

Paquito D’Rivera: Letters to Yeyito

If there is anyone who communicates through music and life it could be said that few people do it better than Paquito D’Rivera. If you have ever been to one of his concerts, you will know that he loves to introduce his songs with anecdotes...

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz

Orkestra Rumpilezz’ acclaimed debut studio album was released in 2009 with mostly positive reviews from the critics. Paulo Cavalcanti from Rolling Stone Magazine granted...

Artist Profile: Letieres Leite & Rumpilezz

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz had their North American debut in August 2015 with the Rumpilezz Lodê Tour Created by the composer, musician and arranger...

Oscar Castro-Neves: Honouring His Memory

Oscar Castro-Neves (May 15, 1940 - September 27, 2013) was a Brazilian guitarist, arranger, and composer who is considered a founding figure in Bossa...

Stan Getz-Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba

The year 2014 marks fifty-two years after the classic album Jazz Samba, was recorded. There is a very good reason for the extraordinary longevity...

From Recife, Brazil: SpokFrevo Orquestra

SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. SpokFrevo takes the tradition to the centre stage, but...

Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso: 2nd Time

The same rich ethnic cocktail that formed Brazilian society, from African, European and native ingredients, underlies its native genius for music. It also makes...

Leo Gandelman Releases “Música de Fronteira”

Since the last decades of the nineteenth century, from the rise of Choro and authors such as Ernesto Nazareth, a musical territory began to...

Leo Gandelman – Ventos do Norte

Leo Gandelman may have set out to make a record documenting the arrival from the North East of saxophonists who contributed to the historic...

Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente: Song for Maura

Just when it is believed that Paquito D’Rivera is a fine alto saxophonist who also plays clarinet, he goes and makes an album almost...

Two Releases of Ricardo Silveira on Adventure Music

The masterful Brasilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira has produced two records recently. The first one is a guitar duet with another guitar master, Roberto Taufic,...

Pedro Martins – Sonhando Alto (Dreaming High)

Pedro Martins has arrived. Just like that the young guitarist has simply exploded on the musical stage, continuing the line of Brasilian guitarists who...

Leo Gandelman: “Ventos Do Norte” (Northern Winds)

Ventos do Norte (Northern Winds) summarizes the contribution of saxophonists from the Northeast region of Brazil in the consolidation of a Brazilian style of...
Vinicius de Moraes

In Search of Vinicius de Moraes

Vinicius de Moraes was my George Gordon Noel Byron, my Lord Byron as I was growing up. Years before I started writing, while I...

Benjamim Taubkin + Adriano Adewale – The Vortex Sessions

It is sometimes by pure happenstance that musicians happen to be in the right place, with the right vibrations swirling between them and in...

Carol Saboya: Belezas

It is never easy to record repertory music, especially when it is so familiar because of the personality and character of the composers who...

André Mehmari – Canteiro – Canções de Andre Mehmari

André Mehmari is one of those musicians with a prodigious talent, who flashes across the stratosphere one in a lifetime. Not only is he...

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