Tag: Gabriel Grossi

The Latin Side of Jazz – June 13, 2022

The Latin Side of Jazz is a curated playlist that showcases selected tracks from the best Latin...

Sergio Pereira: Finesse

As in football, so also in music, Brasil’s cup runneth over. So great is the outflow in...

Antonio Adolfo: Samba Jazz Alley

The celebrated Brasilian musician, composer, pianist and pedagogue Antonio Adolfo shows that it is possible to be...

Sergio Pereira: Nu Brasil

For the carioca, Sergio Pereira, playing on the Portuguese word “Nu” as the title of his album...

Hamilton de Holanda Quintet: Casa de Bituca

Idolising its heroes is nothing new in a country like Brasil that has been blessed seemingly with...

Hamilton de Holanda: Caprichos

Hamilton de Holanda is quite literally one of a kind. True, there are other mandolin players, and...

Jovino Santos Neto – Veja o Som/See the Sound (Adventure Music)

There comes a time in the life of a pianist, when the lure of a solo project is strong and he or she inevitably gives in. Having thus satisfied the yearning the musician is struck by an even more daunting task: the thought of a duo program, made even more alluring when there is an opportunity to duet with more than one musician and instrumentalist. Such an extravagance is rarely passed up so it is no surprise to find the wonderful world of pianist Jovino [...]

Hamilton de Holanda Quintet: Brasilianos 2

The mandolin has barely evolved since its incarnation as a lute in Italy over three hundred years ago. A few more strings may have been added, so that there is now a ten-stringed version; tuning of these strings may have become more creative and different, but the instrument has remained essentially the same. Unlike the violin, its notes decay quicker after they are sounded and cannot usually be sustained after a point. But then you have musicians [...]

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