, who is represented by both his relatively obscure work ("Quebra Pedra," "O Boto") and his more familiar ("Luiza"). Each trio member contributes one engaging original as well, together producing a swinging, nuanced and delightful session from start to finish.
This CD exemplifies the seamless ease of playing with old friends who are also masters of their instruments. Finally, as it so often happens with Brazilian music, whether driving forward or laying back it manages to be both energizing and relaxing at the same time.
Track Listing: Constelacao; Bebe; Embalo; O Cantador; Quebra Pedra; LVM/Direto Ao Assunto; Luiza; O Boto; Isabella; Bolivia.
Author of "The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the myth of the mad genius," Dr. J combines her love of jazz and her fascination with psychology, focusing on where they overlap: in celebrating the individual spirit.