Romero Lubambo: Lubambo (2002)
Guitar and cavaquinho virtuoso Romero Lubambo makes his solo debut on this self-titled disc, which is full of impressive original compositions. Some of my favorites: a tribute to the great Rafael Rabello, the swinging "Magalha Blues" and a superb take on Bach ("Bachiao"). If you've heard Romero before, you know that he has ferocious attack coupled with tremendous sensitivity and an extremely light touch. (Thanks to avant-garde jazzman John Zorn for coaxing Romero into this gig - we hope to hear many more.)
Reprinted with permission from www.maria-brazil.org .
Track Listing: Bachiao; Pro Flavio; Ceero; By the Brook; Nira; Trio da Paz; Theme # 1; Batida Diferente; Pamela Elaine; Magalha Blues; Valencia 1
Record Label: Avant