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Thiago de Mello & Dexter Payne: Another Feeling

Read "Another Feeling" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Have you ever walked alone through a quiet beautiful woodland and stepped into an open space full of nothing but warm and growing brightness, and felt like nature was a cathedral and you were seated in its front row? Another Feeling sounds just like that: completely, naturally, immaculate and beautiful.

Dexter Payne on clarinet and alto saxophone creates this Feeling with writer/ arranger Thiago de Mello on acoustic piano, guitar and “organic percussion, handmade instruments personally crafted from ...

Album Review

Haroldo Mauro Jr.: Bossa Na Pressao

Read "Bossa Na Pressao" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It seems obligatory on a bossa nova outing to include some Jobim tunes. Brazilian pianist Haroldo Mauro takes care of that duty on the opener of his debut CD, Bossa Na Pressao, with the classic “Caminhos Cruzados." It's a standard bossa nova, but in the way that the late Bill Evans' take on “Witchcraft," from Portraits in Jazz (Riverside, '59), was an American Songbook standard--with a richly developed harmonic freshness, subtle yet inventive improvisaton, and vibrantly original trio interplay.

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Jazz Station Records


Another Feeling

Dexofon Records


Bossa Na Pressao

Delira Musica



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