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Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test: Vision for Rhythm

Editor's Pick · Featured Album The drum set, that invention by Black American drummer Baby Dodds – and rooted in the ingenuity of drummers from...
Vanderlei Pereira

Vanderlei Pereira Releases New Album: “Vision for Rhythm” on Jazzheads

Drummer Vanderlei Pereira leads the dynamic Brazilian jazz sextet Blindfold Test, which boasts an unusual frontline of woodwinds and wordless vocal, backed by a...
Phil Marucci - Next Stop Brazil

Phil Marucci: Next Stop Brazil

You would be forgiven if you thought you were listening to a Brasilian while playing Next Stop Brazil by Phil Marucci. The Portuguese is...

Itaiguara: Awakening

So once again we are presented here with Awakening, an album by a Carioca living in New York, Itaiguara Brandao, and first things first:...

Ark Ovrutski Quintet – Sounds of Brasil

That Ark Ovrutski is following his heart in pursuing the art of music is creditable. But that he has made it his mission to...

Jon Gold – Bossa of Possibility (Blujazz Productions 2012)

Jon Gold is one of the most exciting virtuoso pianists, imaginative composers and original orchestrators in art of two important musical idioms—Brazilian and American. The fact that he melds musical linguistics like that other master who is tucked away in the Northwest, Jovino Santos Neto, shows him to be possessed of an essentially Brazilian soul. And this makes Gold a Brasiliero – a Carioca, when he makes an invisible leap into the sand and surf of Ipanema [...]