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'
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.
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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