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Carol Saboya: Carolina

In Brasil, among many other wonderful things, musician-families abound. Consider the Jobim, Caymmi and Assad… and you could probably find many other families where...

Saboya, Adolfo, Meurkens: Copa Village

The concept of a kind of Rio de Janeiro/ New York mash-up—Copa Village—as it is called might not be anything new. Many years ago Antonio Carlos...

Antonio Adolfo: Rio, Choro, Jazz

In agonizing what truly links Brasilian music so inextricably to jazz, all the more it is possible to come to the conclusion it is...

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...

Conversation with Brazilian artist Antonio Adolfo – Chora Baião

Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in Rio de Janeiro (his mother was a violinist in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra), and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris. During the 60's he led his own trio and toured with singers Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Adolfo wrote tunes that gained great success and have [...]
Antonio Adolfo, Carol Saboya - Here and There

Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya – Lá e Cá

Although Antonio Adolfo makes a point to explain his singular style as an amalgam of a very personal style with a distinct infusion of Brazilian phrasing, this may not be necessary at all. Adolfo’s sweeping, symphonic pianistic style and the immaculate sense of swagger is highly recognizable. His virtuoso piano playing echoes with the offbeat of the samba, the irreverent rattle of maracatu and flights of fanciful capoeira. These he incorporates into his often [...]