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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...

Ricardo Silveira—with Vanessa Rodrigues and Rafael Barata: Organ tRio

It is easy to fall in love with the Ricardo Silveira: Organ tRio. Blame that all on Vanessa Rodrigues. The organist plays softly and...

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...

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...

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,...
Leo Gandelman - Vip Vop

Leo Gandelman Presents: VIP VOP

Leo Gandelman is a master of playing music that describes not just the extremes of emotion, but all of the subtlety that exists 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...

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 [...]

Marcos Amorim Trio – Portraits (Adventure Music – 2010)

The music of guitarist Marcos Amorim penetrates the air so softly as he bends and folds notes gently creating a sort of glimmering light that wraps each note and phrase with a kind of warm glow that flickers and jumps where the accents of the music fall. Amorim is unique in that his music is a gilt-edged melding of Carioca rhythms and an almost vocal version of the ebb-tide of warm Atlantic waters that flavour the special voicings of Rio’s best singers [...]

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 [...]

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