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Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini: Guinga

Read "Guinga" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Brazilian guitarist-composer Guinga is something of a legendary figure. A polyglot performer associated with música popular brasileira's all-encompassing ethos, he's made his name fusing the contemporary and folkloric strains of his homeland with classical, jazz, rock and pop stylings. His influence looms large in that particular niche of the music world--and, honestly, beyond--and he receives his flowers on this warm tribute from trombonist Natalie Cressman and guitarist Ian Faquini. This unique duo, which made an instantly positive ...

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Guinga: Porto da Madama

Read "Porto da Madama" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Brazilian music is an immediately recognizable genre with a distinct sense of melancholy underlying its beautiful melodies and harmonies. Indeed, the poetic lyrics, the soft edges of the language itself and the particular chordal colorings chosen virtually define that which is “Brazil." Although this exceedingly attractive music has naturally been picked up by musicians all over the world, getting inside of it when one is not born and raised in that culture, is something that feels well-nigh impossible. ...

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Masha Campagne - Like Water, Like Air - Featuring: Guinga, Hendrik Meurkens, Weber Iago - Set To Release November 6, 2012

Masha Campagne -  Like Water, Like Air  - Featuring: Guinga, Hendrik  Meurkens, Weber Iago - Set To Release November 6, 2012

Source: Kari-On Productions

Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer Moscow-born vocalist Masha Campagne spent her formative years studying cello and piano at the famed Gnessin State Musical College. Her grandfather, Matthew Fayans, an accomplished multi-reed player introduced her to jazz and bossa nova music. Whether attending his shows with the 25-piece Metropole Big Band Orchestra or delving into his extensive LP collection Campagne had a host of early influences, among them Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Jobim. “My grandfather was a true jazz ...


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Self Produced


Choro Pro Zé

Brasounds Productions


Porto da Madama

Selo Sesc


Casa de Villa

Videoarts Music Inc.


Choro Pro Zé

From: Choro Pro Zé
By Guinga


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