259

Mario Adnet: More Jobim Jazz

Edward Blanco By

Sign in to view read count
Mario Adnet: More Jobim Jazz With More Jobim Jazz, Brazilian guitarist Mario Adnet continues his tribute to fellow countryman and songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim. The second volume of music from the legend's songbook, this installment includes some familiar songs like "Wave," and "Bonita," among thirteen superb selections, and follows the same recipe used on Jobim Jazz (Adventure Music, 2007), originally inspired by what would have been Jobim's 80th birthday in January, 2007. Adnet transforms Jobim's compositions, infusing the rich Brazilian style with strong elements of contemporary jazz by employing heavy brass arrangements featuring reeds, French horn, trombone and trumpets.

Though this session represents the latest Adnet tribute to the icon, the guitarist's love for the music actually began much earlier when, in 2002, he recorded a definitive compilation of Jobim's lesser-known songs on the orchestral Jobim Sinfonico (Biscoito Fino Br, 2003). Recorded in Rio de Janeiro in early 2011, More Jobim Jazz may well be the best of the series, with Adnet's ensemble of between 9 to11 players drawn from an all-Brazilian cast of seventeen musicians.

The light, bossa-tinged "Takatanga" makes a strong opening statement with horns of plenty in play, featuring solos from alto saxophonist Ze Cantu, tenor Marcelo Martins and trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, accompanied well by trombone, French horn and baritone. The brassy sounds continue throughout the rest of an album that also include accordionist Marcos Nimrichter on "Boto" and electric guitarist Ricardo Silveira on the classic "Bonita." "Antigua" offers one of the most recognizable Brazilian rhythms on the disc, and stands as one of its most exceptional pieces.

Not every song on this project is overly brassy; baritone saxophonist Joao Henrique and flugelhornist Sadoc are the only horns gracing the beautiful "Ai Quem Me Dera (I Wish)." Some lesser-known Jobim pieces include "O Barbinha Branca (The Little White Bearded Man)," "Samba de Maria Luiza" and the dark "Deus e o Diablo Na Terra Do Sol (God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun)."

But what would any Jobim tribute be without "Wave"—aside from "The Girl from Ipanema," his most recognizable work. This rendition is no less enthralling, as it rides into the sunset on a wave of horns. "Marina Del Rey" rounds out the album as a true ballad that, though brief, offers a glimpse of the master's penchant for the gentler side of the genre.

There is little argument about Jobim's music it was groundbreaking when first introduced and has remained special ever since. Master guitarist Adnet reinvents the music with creative arrangements that paint Jobim's compositions on a new canvas, turning More Jobim Jazz into a musical masterwork.

Track Listing: Takatanga; Mojave; Boto (Porpoise); Bonita; Antigua; O Homem (The Man); Ai Quem Me Dera (I Wish); O Barbinha Branca (The Little White Bearded Man); Samba de Maria Luiza (Maria Luiza's Samba); Wave; Marina Del Rey; Deus e o Diablo Na Terra Do Sol (God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun); Samba do Aviao (Song of the Jet).

Personnel: Mario Adnet: acoustic guitar; Andrea Ernest Dias: flute; Antonia Adnet: acoustic guitar (7-11, 13); Aquiles Moraes: flugelhorn; Armando Marcal: percussion; Everson Moraes: trombone; Henrique Ba Santosnd: baritone saxophone; Jesse Sadoc: trumpet, flugelhorn; Joana Adnet: clarinet; Jorge Helder: acoustic bass; Jurim Moreira: drums (1-3, 6, 12); Marcelo Martins: tenor saxophone; Marcos Nimrichter: piano, accordion; Philip Doyle: French horn; Rafael Barata: drums; Ricardo Silveira: electric guitar (5, 7, 8, 10, 12); Vitor Santos: trombone; Ze Canuto: alto saxophone.

Title: More Jobim Jazz | Year Released: 2011 | Record Label: Adventure Music


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Honey And Salt CD/LP/Track Review Honey And Salt
by Mark Corroto
Published: August 22, 2017
Read To the Bone CD/LP/Track Review To the Bone
by Geno Thackara
Published: August 22, 2017
Read Flesh & Bone CD/LP/Track Review Flesh & Bone
by Troy Collins
Published: August 22, 2017
Read Generations CD/LP/Track Review Generations
by Jerome Wilson
Published: August 22, 2017
Read 90 Going On Amazing CD/LP/Track Review 90 Going On Amazing
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: August 21, 2017
Read Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter CD/LP/Track Review Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: August 21, 2017
Read "Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen" CD/LP/Track Review Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen
by Jerome Wilson
Published: October 4, 2016
Read "Night Music" CD/LP/Track Review Night Music
by Jack Bowers
Published: October 4, 2016
Read "Godspeed" CD/LP/Track Review Godspeed
by Roger Farbey
Published: December 14, 2016
Read "Special Night" CD/LP/Track Review Special Night
by Jim Trageser
Published: November 25, 2016
Read "Confirmation" CD/LP/Track Review Confirmation
by Nicola Negri
Published: September 5, 2016
Read "Live at the Stone: Megaloprepus Caerulatus" CD/LP/Track Review Live at the Stone: Megaloprepus Caerulatus
by Mark Corroto
Published: January 2, 2017

Sponsor: JANA PROJECT | LEARN MORE  

Support our sponsor

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.