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Fingerstyle guitar, a light samba mood, and creative chamber jazz make a winning combination. Trio da Paz has created an intimate program, intended for lovers the world over. That each is a master at his craft is clearly evidenced by the unit's previous work. Café is the trio's fourth album. Here, three guests are featured with two appearances each. Joe Lovano provides examples of his finest work, interpreting "Wave" and Romero Lubambo's "48th Street Bai'o" with the trio. Cesar Camargo Mariano pumps up a fiery bebop jam on Clifford Brown's "Blues Walk" and simmers quietly for a quartet arrangement of "Gentle Rain." Each artist summons emotion through lyrical means. Dianne Reeves interprets "Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise" and "Love Is Here to Stay" with a unique manner that's unmistakably her own. While it's not her finest hour, the vocalist blends wordless phrases and interpreted lyrics with the trio's trademark samba jazz in relaxed fashion. It's a mood that Trio da Paz reflects throughout. "Café," the title track, and "Influencia do Jazz" steer the trio through subtle shades of volume and intensity, while their creative instincts take over. Recommended, the trio's latest adventure represents a genuine melding of samba and jazz.
Track Listing: Saudade de Bahia; Love is Here to Stay; Arioso; Baden; Wave; Blues Walk; Cafe; Influencia
do Jazz; Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise; 48th Street Baião; Gentle Rain; Humpty Dumpty.
Personnel: Trio da Paz: Romero Lubambo- guitars; Nilson Matta- acoustic bass; Duduka Da Fonseca- drums; Guests: Dianne Reeves- vocals; Joe Lovano- tenor saxophone; Cesar Camargo Mariano- Hammond B3 organ.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Nearby, I found a little record shop where the music coming from the store (Taller de Jazz Don Pedro) made me stop. I walked down the short stairs and towards the music and learned that the music playing was Clifford Brown and Max Roach
I was first exposed to jazz when I was studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Nearby, I found a little record shop where the music coming from the store (Taller de Jazz Don Pedro) made me stop. I walked down the short stairs and towards the music and learned that the music playing was Clifford Brown and Max Roach. I fell in love with it. I wondered around until the owner (Pedro Soto) asked if I needed help. He then introduced me to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan and the rest is history. I walked out of the store with my first jazz recording: Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street.