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Antonio Adolfo To Release New Album: Samba Jazz Alley

Antonio Adolfo Pays Tribute To The Birthplace Of Brazilian Jazz On New Album, Samba Jazz Alley - To Be Released on July 29, 2019 Rio...
Antonio Adolfo - Hybrido

Antonio Adolfo: Hybrido – From Rio to Wayne Shorter

If ever there was a burnished glow to Brasilian music, it is here on Hybrido – From Rio to Wayne Shorter by Antonio Adolfo....

Antonio Adolfo: Tropical Infinito

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · That Antonio Adolfo should be paying homage to the Jazz side of his music should come as...
Mario Adnet - Jobim Jazz Ao Vivo

Mario Adnet: Jobim Jazz – Aõ Vivo

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · For the legions of Brasilian – and international – fans who think back nostalgically to Antonio Carlos...

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...

Antonio Adolfo: Tema

What a marvelous disc this is. Absolutely marvelous. Antonio Adolfo and his music have been congenial bedfellows and the Brazilian’s pianism and his music...

Antonio Adolfo: Finas Misturas

The French, as usual, got it right when they first used the word “gastronomie” to define both, the fine art of cookery from, say...

Antonio Adolfo – Finas Misturas

Finas Misturas is Portuguese for fine mixtures or delicate mixtures, a suitable title for Antonio Adolfo new release. Finas Misturas combines Antonio Adolfo outstanding,...

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...

Mario Adnet – More Jobim Jazz (Adventure Music – 2011)

Of all the musicians who have contributed to keeping the repertoire of great Brazilian composers alive, Mario Adnet may be making the greatest contribution here. Like trombonist Roswell Rudd, soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and pianist Misha Mengleberg who gone to great lengths to keep the music of the great pianist and composer Herbie Nichols’ and (to a certain extent) Thelonious Monk’s repertoire alive, the guitarist Adnet has created some of [...]

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 – Lá e Cá (Self Produced – 2010)

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 [...]

Mario Adnet & Phillippe Baden Powell – AfroSambaJazz

Truth is told: Had the great Billy Strayhorn been even mildly interested in courting recognition for his contribution to Duke Ellington's music, he would have occupied a much more rarified place in the pantheon of composers and arrangers - and even pianists - in the modern history of music. His reticence, even diffidence, was all encompasing. Mario Adnet could very possibly be [...]
Mario Adnet - Samba Meets Boogie Woogie

Mario Adnet: Samba Meets Boogie Woogie

This is a truly remarkable recording and features fifteen tracks that make for a stellar tribute bossa nova, before it became the Bossa Nova. These fifteen tracks were all written and most of them were performed during the 1940s and 1950s. There have been many recordings that purport to pay tribute to various historic periods in music, but none have been so exquisitely rendered [...]

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