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Hermeto Pascoal: Planetario Da Gavea

Read "Planetario Da Gavea" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Planetario Da Gavea is an enormous, sprawling document from a February 1981 outdoor performance series by Brazilian jazz wizard Hermeto Pascoal recorded under the stars in the Gávea neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, within the dome of the city's outdoor planetário (planetarium). Ten pieces, most never recorded before and several never performed again, stretch across two hours of gloriously inspired, indulgent sound featuring the composer, instrumentalist, and sorcerer who Miles Davis once famously called “one of the most ...

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Jenny Davis: Rearranged

Read "Rearranged" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The first listen is simply heating the snifter to introduce the complex and commanding music made as essence to the listener. The second and subsequent listenings consumes the musical liquor of the talent and vision of vocalist and composer Jenny Davis, who reveals a very sophisticated creative method existing at the triple point of her singing, composing and activism. Davis's previous recordings It Amazes Me (Self Produced, 2006) and Inside You (Self Produced, 2010) were well received, setting Davis up ...


20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Jovino Santos Neto

Read "20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Jovino Santos Neto" reviewed by Paul Rauch

The city of jny: Seattle has a jazz history that dates back to the very beginnings of the form. It was home to the first integrated club scene in America on Jackson St in the 1920's and '30s. It saw a young Ray Charles arrive as a teenager to escape the nightmare of Jim Crow in the south. It has produced such historical jazz icons as Quincy Jones and Ernestine Anderson. In many instances it has acted as a temporary ...

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Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto: Por Causa De Voce

Read "Por Causa De Voce" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Brazilian pianist/composer Jovino Santos Neto came to the United Startes in 1993, and settled in the city of Seattle. He had visited the city while on tour with the legendary Brazilian musician/composer Hermeto Pascoal, and identified with the physical beauty and cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. No matter his global location, Santos Neto is not only a remarkable musician and composer, he is as well the caretaker, or curator of the compositions of the visionary Pascoal. Through his own ...

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Jovino Santos Neto: Piano Masters Series, Volume 4

Read "Piano Masters Series, Volume 4" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Brasiliano residente negli USA, Jovino Santos Neto (classe 1954) ha iniziato la sua attività alla fine degli anni Settanta nel gruppo di Hermeto Pascoal e ha poi lavorato con Airto Moreira e Flora Purim, ma anche con gruppi a suo nome. Qui è alle prese con un repertorio che riassume molte sue esperienze, interpretato in solitudine.

Il programma è vasto, dato che tra le venti tracce trovano spazio Lennon-McCarntey e brani latin, sue composizioni e omaggi al maestro ...

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Jovino Santos Neto: Piano Masters Series, Volume 4

Read "Piano Masters Series, Volume 4" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Adventure Music's Piano Masters series is all about balancing consistency and individuality. The consistency connects to the instrument(s) on hand--high-end Fazioli pianos--and the quality of the recordings. The individuality, obviously, comes with the artist whose hands grace the piano. So far, the work of Benjamin Taubkin, Philippe Baden Powell, and Weber Iago has come to light through separate volumes in this noteworthy series; now, it's Jovino Santos Neto's turn to find himself behind a Fazioli.Neto, who is best ...

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Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto: Current

Read "Current" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'idea era quella di fondere i ritmi della tradizione brasiliana con la fusion degli anni'80. Un'idea non certo brillantissima e a conti fatti abbastanza retrò, che però potrà soddisfare i nostalgici del genere. Neto suona pianoforte, Fender Rhodes e flauto con grande perizia su una risaputa onda ritmica che caratterizza un progetto non certo all'altezza delle capacità progettuali e musicali del leader. Current è un disco che si inserisce nel solco di una tradizione gloriosa che vanta dagli Azimuth a ...


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