Jazz Articles about Oscar Castro-Neves
by Edward Blanco
Live at Blue Note Tokyo is a celebration of Brazilian jazz played in one of the foremost jazz clubs in the world--a gathering of old friends and the discovery of new friends, all coming together for legendary guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves. A founding father of the bossa nova musical movement, Castro-Neves became a leading figure in the genre, recording historic albums with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dori Caymmi and Stan Getz, and touring with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Barbra Streisand, Ella ...read more
by Jerry D'Souza
Oscar Castro-Neves plays classical, pop, Brazilian music, and even a little bit of hip-hop on All One. It's a wide palette, but he succeeds in painting vivid portraits and creating a long-lasting impression.
Castro-Neves plays the guitar with clarity, letting the melody open compositions before creating rich harmonic textures as he goes out to explore. He does not wander far from the centre, but he does tell an interesting tale. He reveals the hues of Double Rainbow with joyous notes ...read more