What is Supergenerous? Well, basically it's two guys, Brazilian percussionist Cyro Batista and Canadian guitarist Kevin Breit, making a hell of a lot of great music that defies easy categorization. There's not much to compare them to, but if you enjoy similarly adventurous spirits like Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos, the Jazz Passengers and the Latin Playboys, you should get a kick out of Supergenerous.
On their debut recording on Blue Note, Batista and Breit - who share big-time pop and jazz credits with the likes of Paul Simon, Cassandra Wilson, k.d. lang, Herbie Hancock and Laurie Anderson - mix ...read more
Guitarist Kevin Breit and percussionist Cyro Baptista form an expressive duo that finds room in their performance for country & western, funk, folk music, and a lot more. Parts of the album are New Age, and all of it is forward-looking contemporary. A few quick looks at Duke Ellington fold in the familiar, but most of their program is highly original.
Using impressionism as a basis, the two talented artists dish out generous portions of overdubbed music. For the most part, Breit offers the melody on guitars and mandolins. Overlaid electric guitars provide a strong harmonic layer. Baptista colors with ...read more