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Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Guinga

Read "Guinga" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Brazilian guitarist-composer Guinga is something of a legendary figure. A polyglot performer associated with música popular brasileira's all-encompassing ethos, he's made his name fusing the contemporary and folkloric strains of his homeland with classical, jazz, rock and pop stylings. His influence looms large in that particular niche of the music world--and, honestly, beyond--and he receives his flowers on this warm tribute from trombonist Natalie Cressman and guitarist Ian Faquini. This unique duo, which made an instantly positive ...

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Guinga: Porto da Madama

Read "Porto da Madama" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Brazilian music is an immediately recognizable genre with a distinct sense of melancholy underlying its beautiful melodies and harmonies. Indeed, the poetic lyrics, the soft edges of the language itself and the particular chordal colorings chosen virtually define that which is “Brazil." Although this exceedingly attractive music has naturally been picked up by musicians all over the world, getting inside of it when one is not born and raised in that culture, is something that feels well-nigh impossible. ...

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Guinga: Casa de Villa

Read "Casa de Villa" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

È un piccolo gioiello, tutto da assaporare ed ascoltare con voluttà. Soave e solenne; leggero come una piuma, vola alto fin dalle prime note, per procurare all’ascoltatore benefici sussulti al cuore. Ne è protagonista il cinquantasettenne Guinga: splendido compositore, ma anche superbo cantante e chitarrista. Tre qualità che rifulgono a pieno nel suo ottavo CD da leader, per costituire un affresco affascinante, dove hanno diritto di cittadinanza diverse influenze brasiliane e non: choros, samba, suggestioni eurocolte e perfino frammenti di ...


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