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Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait

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It only takes a few seconds of listening to “Chorinho Em Aldeia/Na Gloria"--the album-opening track on Retrato/Self Portrait--to realize there's something special about Michel Nirenberg's playing. This young multi-reedist--a native of Rio de Janeiro who's currently based in Washington D.C.--marries virtuosity, exuberance, and emotional depth in his work, confidently covering everything from choro to cha-cha and swing music to samba on this, his debut album. The aforementioned “Chorinho Em Aldeia/Na Gloria" kicks things off in sprightly fashion. ...

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Take Five with Michel Nirenberg

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Meet Michel Nirenberg: Michel Nirenberg is a Brazilian saxophonist and composer who has performed and recorded in North and South America with some of the leading names in Latin jazz. His first CD as a leader entitled Retrato/Portrait will be released in spring of 2015. It features leading Rogerio Souza, Dani Cortaza and Alex Brown along with Leonardo, Alejandro and Bruno Lucini. Born in jny: Rio de Janeiro, Nirenberg is also an accomplished classical artist. He was ...