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Antonio Adolfo: Octet And Originals

Read "Octet And Originals" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Some people can probably say what they were doing the first time they heard modern Brazilian music. The first wave hit in the early '60s with Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos Jobim, but there has been a great deal of water over the dam since then. Stylistic variety, regional variations, new composers, two generations of players, technical advances in both recording and instrumental technique have all played a part in establishing Brazilian as some of the most listenable music. ...

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Antonio Adolfo: Octet And Originals

Read "Octet And Originals" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Antonio Adolfo is a pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader in the Latin jazz tradition, but his music is informed by Brazilian musical styles of the samba, bossa, quadrilha and toada. This latest Adolfo release entitled Octet And Originals features all his original compositions and are played by a stellar band of musicians who have been connected with him for many years. This ten track outing starts with “Heart Of Brazil," which is a tribute to the ...

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Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever

Read "Jobim Forever" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pianist, composer, educator and arranger extraordinaire, Antonio Adolfo has been at the forefront of the samba and bossa nova genre for decades. A proponent of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Adolfo pays tribute to the genre master on the splendid Jobim Forever. This homage focuses on the icon's work from the 1960s, selecting songs that are instantly recognizable as being a part of an era that put Rio de Janeiro on the jazz landscape. In addition to ...

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Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever

Read "Jobim Forever" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Really, is there anyone who does not like Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom)? Antonio Adolfo, the pianist, arranger, and producer behind this wonderful recording, seems to have lived in a parallel universe to many of us. He says, and it rings true, at the age of twelve, Jobim's music was “love at first sight" in Brazil. Well, it was love at first sight in New Jersey too, via Stan Getz and “A Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema"). Getz may ...

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Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever

Read "Jobim Forever" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


It might be expected that everything one might want to say or write or play about Antonio Carlos Jobim and his music would have been done already. Apparently not. Pianist and friend Antonio Adolfo wanted to go back to the period of the 1960s, to record those Jobim compositions that Adolfo fell in love with as a teenager. Hence the music covered by Jobim Forever comprises those well known ear worms that lit up the bossa nova movement. ...

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Antonio Adolfo: BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento

Read "BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Antonio Adolfo and Milton Nascimento are two legends of Brazilian music. These individuals have had a long history of friendship and appreciation, so it should come as no surprise that Adolfo decided to put together an album dedicated to the music of Nascimento. Hence BruMa : Celebrating Milton Nascimento. The reach and influence of singer/songwriter Milton Nascimento stretches far beyond his native Brazil. Among his many achievements are Grammy Nominations, and Down Beat Polls. Many of his compositions ...

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Antonio Adolfo: BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento

Read "BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Brazilian performer/composer Milton Nascimento has given the pop, jazz, contemporary and rock worlds an amazon of music that is almost impossible to comprehend in its entirety. With BruMa pianist-composer Antonio Adolfo and a cadre of outstanding Brazilian musicians he provides a highly stylized, exotic and utterly brilliant Grammy-worthy exploration of Nascimento's works. This album is so inviting and the performances so seductive that the entire album screams to be devoured in one luscious conceptual bite. “Fe Cega ...


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