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Album Review

Diego Figueiredo: Follow the Signs

Read "Follow the Signs" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Grammy-nominated Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is considered to be one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world. A classically-trained musician influenced by Brazilian masters Joao Gilberto and Baden Powell, he has also integrated the styles of American guitarists George Benson, Pat Metheny and the great Joe Pass into his playing. Figueiredo has recorded almost thirty albums to date. Accompanying the guitarist here are fellow countrymen percussionist Marcilio Garcetti and bassist Eduardo Machado aided by a five-piece string ...


Album Review

Diego Figuieredo: Follow the Signs

Read "Follow the Signs" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Latin allure, anyone? Follow the Signs is a wonderful salute by guitarist Diego Figueiredo to the sunny and rhythmic music of Brazil, comprising an album of themes much like those he came of age listening to in his hometown of Franca, about four hours north of Sao Paulo. To carry out his plan, Figueiredo amplifies his core trio (bassist Eduardo Machada, percussionist Marcilio Garcetti) with a string quintet on most numbers to help underscore his melodious frame of mind.


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