All About Jazz

Home » Articles » CD/LP/Track Review

174

Freddie Bryant: Boogaloo Brasileiro

Joel Roberts By

Sign in to view read count
Freddie Bryant is a busy young man with a taste for diverse musical adventures. Along with an active career as a classical guitarist, Bryant is also a current member of trumpeter Tom Harrell's quintet. And he's appeared with everyone from African pop star Salif Keita to Klezmer virtuoso Giora Fiegman. On his third CD as a leader, Bryant renews his romance with the music of South America, succesfully melding his superb classical technique with the explosive rhythms of Brazil.

The album opens with Bryant alone on acoustic guitar, offering a hushed, passionate reading of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Por Toda Minha Vida." He quickly switches gears - and guitars - for the full-band, full-tilt electric boogie of the title tune. The rest of the set is mostly quiet, meditative and acoustic, evenly split between Bryant's harmonically complex, but deeply rhythmic originals and well-selected covers including Miles Davis' "Solar" (played to a samba beat) and Horace Silver's "Peace."

Bryant is joined by a septet of some of New York's hottest young jazz and Latin musicians - including bassist Avishai Cohen and saxophonist Steve Wilson from Chick Corea's Origin, and drummer Jordi Rossy from Brad Mehldau's trio. Together they create a mood of lush, tropical splendor that bridges the gulf between the worlds of jazz, classical and Brazilian music. This is an album to savor by an artist to watch.

Personnel: Freddie Bryant - acoustic and electric guitars; Chris Cheek - tenor and soprano sax; Steve Wilson - alto and soprano sax, flute, alto flute; Edsel Gomez - acoustic bass; Jordi Rossy - drums; Gilad - percussion.


Track Listing: Por Toda Minha Vida, Boogaloo Brasileiro, Passages, You Don't Know What Love Is, Alone, Eyes Across the Ocean, Peace, Solar (54:55)

Personnel: Freddie Bryant- guitar; Chris Cheek- tenor & soprano saxophones; Steve Wilson- alto & soprano saxophones, flute & alto flute; Edsel Gomez- piano; Avishai Cohen- bass; Jordi Rossy- drums; Gilad- percussion

Title: Boogaloo Brasileiro | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Blue Moon

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Related Articles

Read SuperClusters CD/LP/Track Review
SuperClusters
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 21, 2018
Read Your Queen Is A Reptile CD/LP/Track Review
Your Queen Is A Reptile
by Chris May
Published: February 21, 2018
Read Melodious Drum CD/LP/Track Review
Melodious Drum
by Jack Bowers
Published: February 21, 2018
Read The Speed of Dark CD/LP/Track Review
The Speed of Dark
by Geno Thackara
Published: February 21, 2018
Read Love & Peace CD/LP/Track Review
Love & Peace
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 20, 2018
Read La Saboteuse CD/LP/Track Review
La Saboteuse
by Chris May
Published: February 20, 2018
Read "Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues" CD/LP/Track Review Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play...
by Troy Dostert
Published: March 3, 2017
Read "Flying Heart" CD/LP/Track Review Flying Heart
by Troy Dostert
Published: January 23, 2018
Read "Mississippi Slide!" CD/LP/Track Review Mississippi Slide!
by Mark E. Gallo
Published: October 6, 2017
Read "Together Apart" CD/LP/Track Review Together Apart
by Roger Farbey
Published: October 24, 2017
Read "City Of Light" CD/LP/Track Review City Of Light
by John Sharpe
Published: December 22, 2017
Read "En Corps Generation" CD/LP/Track Review En Corps Generation
by John Sharpe
Published: August 1, 2017