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Marco de Carvalho: For the Moment

Javier AQ Ortiz By

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Marco de Carvalho: For the Moment Quick and to the Point: An hour-plus chilled Brazilian jazz affair.

Brazilian guitarist Marco de Carvalho lays back on For the Moment, where he dwells almost exclusively in mounting relaxed grooves suffused with the endemic melodic tropical sensuousness so characteristic of his native country. Carvalho's slow and mid tempo compositions rely on the sweetness of guitar and flute, with barely dressed arrangements exposing much classically-toned-jazzy skin without recurring to bare and smooth nakedness with the exception of the coolly tempered swing of "Fim De Ano," the leisurely "J", and the engaging "Follow the Feeling" featuring exquisite interplay between Carvalho, saxophonist and clarinetist Hans Teuber, and cellist Lori Goldston. Drum and guitar duos are featured on the beachy "Laid Back" and the brainier "Certeza." "No Past Tense" is a flute and guitar duo firmly rooted in classical aesthetics, attesting to Carvalho's education and craft in that field.

As a guitarist Carvalho is cliche-free, non-flamboyant, and mature, with firm fingering, economical strumming, wealthy economic ideas and chords, and an understated yet firm sound. His compositions and arrangements, as well as the support of the other musicians involved, manage musical depth and expressiveness quite well; small group playing of this kind requires restraint, healthy breathing, and the capacity to say a lot with precious few notes. That and more the Carvalhistas do'

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Track Listing: 1. Parati 4:29 (M. de Carvalho) 2. Fim De Ano 3:04 (M. de Carvalho) 3. Laid Back 3:25 (M. de Carvalho) 4. J? 5:39 (M. de Carvalho) 5. O Retorno Das ?guas 4:17 (M. de Carvalho) 6. Where Do I Go? 3:30 (M. de Carvalho) 7. Out on The Street 3:54 (M. de Carvalho) 8. Certeza 3:27 (M. de Carvalho) 9. Mallets 4:42 (M. de Carvalho) 10. Segredos 3:03 (M. de Carvalho) 11. Follow The Feeling 5:49 (M. de Carvalho) 12. Presente 5:09 (M. de Carvalho) 13. For The Moment 5:48 (M. de Carvalho) 14. Crian?a Nova 4:05 (M. de Carvalho) 15. Novela 3:54 (M. de Carvalho) 16. No Past Tense 3:00 (M. de Carvalho) 17. Prelude IV 0:37 (M. Ponce)

Personnel: Marco de Carvalho: Guitar. Lucas Robatto: Flute. Hans Teuber: Sax and Clarinet. Lori Goldston: Cello. Rick Houle: Bass. Daniel S. Carvalho: Drums/Percussion. Tad Britton: Drums Magno Lins: Timba, Tamborim & Chocalho. Antonio Ribeiro: Pandeiro. Arturo Rodr?guez: Congas.

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: OA2 Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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