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Marcelo Zarvos: Music Journal

Read "Music Journal" reviewed by Jim Santella


The natural moods and flavors that run through New Adult Contemporary music weave unifying bonds through all countries and all styles. Leaves rustling in the middle of the night, crickets and frogs making themselves significantly heard, lonely warm-blooded animals howling toward the night sky, or dramatic changes in the weather are traits common to most geographical areas. These sounds, when portrayed in music, are able to unify what we listen to, whether it comes from northern Europe, northern Africa, central ...

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Marcelo Zarvos: Labyrinths

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The pathway twists many times, one environment giving way to another. A sunny beach becomes a parlor: “Rondo Baiao" starts earthy, a berimbau creeping through a mess of rattles. A cello adds depth, and Peter Epstein twirls a soprano, the light swing of a merry-go-round. Now enters Zarvos: a sweet gentility, delivered with force. The varied tastes recall New Age in its early days; it’s as eclectic as the Penguin Café Orchestra. Marcelo turns lush at the end, as a ...

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Marcelo Zarvos: Labyrinths

Read "Labyrinths" reviewed by Jim Santella


For his second album, pianist Marcelo Zarvos has written a volume of chamber jazz pieces that maximize the lyrical nature attained when interweaving soprano saxophone, cello, and piano melodies. His counterpoint contains elements from Zarvos’ native Brazil as well as from his parents’ Greek homeland. The universal language of music ties cultures together readily through shared basic elements as well as through percussion effects that remain common to countries all over the world. The pianist, who studied at Berklee and ...


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