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Richard Sorce: Samba Para a Vida

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Samba Para a Vida--New York-based pianist and composer Richard Sorce's third album of Brazilian-styled jazz from his group the Richard Sorce Projecti--s a delicious blend of ballads, light bossa novas and sambas, all captured in a superb package of vocal and instrumental performances, resulting in one enchanting musical taste of Brasil. One thing is certain: there's plenty of music to sample on this recording, featuring fifteen original compositions including seven songs sung in Portuguese by Sao Paulo's Iara Negrete.

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The Richard Sorce Project: Closer Than Before

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Lush Brazilian-flavored Latin jazz from composer/pianist/arranger Richard Sorce and his nine-piece group consisting of a five-piece rhythm section, a three-piece horn section and vocalists (augmented by occasional horn and string sections). An accomplished musician and academic, Sorce has received several Meet the Composer grants, is an ASCAP award winning composer and songwriter and the recipient of the Esteemed Faculty Award from New York University, as well as author of several books on musicianship and music theory. So it comes as ...

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Richard Sorce: A Place I've Never Been

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New York-based pianist/Composer and educator Richard Sorce has had a life-long affinity for the Brazilian genre and the music that emanated from the periods of the 50s through the 70s which led the artist to form the Latin Jazz group, The Richard Sorce Project in 2012. Sorce and the group now present their ten-track Brazilian- styled Latin jazz album A Place I've Never Been full of light smooth- tinged rhythms and percussions reflecting the leader's preference for the music that ...