Adolfo is always happy to record a thematic collection of songs, and does so presently with the music of Wayne Shorter. The results are what one would expect with one master interpreting another, like reading Goethe by lightning storm. Adolfo chooses mostly songs from the 1960s and ends the disc with his original composition, "Afosamba" which both captures and sums up the entire project by presenting Adolfo's beautifully light touch in composing and arranging, featuring trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, whose presence is potently felt throughout the recording. Adolfo's interpretation of "Footprints," features vocals by Ze Renato, who wordlessly sings Shorter's cherished melody, before affording guitarist Lula Galvao much deserved solo space. "Prince of Darkness" from Miles Davis' The Sorcerer (Columbia, 1967) is given a Baiao restyling by Adolfo, giving wings to Marcelo Martins' soprano saxophone solo. Adolfo divides his time between acoustic and electric piano, always playing this his famous light touch that has so thoroughly informed his playing from the beginning.
Track Listing: Deluge;
Beauty and the Beast;
Prince of Darkness;
Speak No Evil;
Personnel: Antonio Adolfo: piano; Lula Galvao: electric guitar; Jorge Helder: bass; Rafael Barata:
drums; Andre Siqueira: percussion; Jesse Sadoc: trumpet; Marcelo Martins: tenor and
soprano saxophones, flute; Serginho Trombone: trombone; Ze Renato: vocals (2);
Claudio Spiewak: acoustic guitar (3).
I consider myself a fan of music. As for genres, I am omnivorous with a preference for improvisation and contemporary music. The first jazz CDs I heard were from John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard. Since then, I have not stopped exploring the endless paths of research that free jazz was able to open
I consider myself a fan of music. As for genres, I am omnivorous with a preference for improvisation and contemporary music. The first jazz CDs I heard were from John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard. Since then, I have not stopped exploring the endless paths of research that free jazz was able to open. I write about music as a hobby and I am in the All About Jazz Italy Staff since 2002.