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Dan Costa: Suite Três Rios

Read "Suite Três Rios" reviewed by Paul Naser


The rich musical history of Brazilian music parallels the development of jazz in the United States' in many ways. At the same time, the two informed and influenced each other as they matured. Brazilian legends like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Dori Caymmi are remembered for their influence on the development of Bossa Nova, and Jobim, like few composers of popular music in the 20th century, continues to be revered for his many contributions and innovations. All this history ...

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Leila Pinheiro: O Melhor de - Bencao

Read "O Melhor de - Bencao" reviewed by William Grim


O Melhor de - Bencao is an excellent compilation album of some of Leila Pinheiro's best known recordings, assembled from albums released over the last decade. Those not familiar with Brazilian music beyond the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the recordings of Sergio Mendes would do well to consider this album as a starting point for further exploration of that country's music.

Guilherme Arantes is one excellent composer whose works are represented here. His often recorded "Coisas ...

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Leila Pinheiro: Coisas do Brasil

Read "Coisas do Brasil" reviewed by William Grim


Leila Pinheiro is one of the most versatile singers from Brazil today. She is equally adept at bossa nova, samba, MPB, ballads and music from the Ary Barroso pre-bossa nova era. Her arrangements are always interesting and she always combines songs together in fascinating juxtapositions and medleys. And as of late she is performing more and more backed up by a full choir.

Coisas do Brasil ("Brazilian Things") is one of Pinheiro's most eclectic offerings. This highly polished ...


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