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Wolfgang Lackerschmid & The Brazilian Trio: Samba Gostoso

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This was bound to happen eventually. German vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid has worked with each man in The Brazilian Trio at different times and he's long been fascinated with the sounds of their homeland, so he was destined to eventually collaborate with this collective. On Samba Gostoso, Lackerschmid is seamlessly integrated into the already-established group dynamic that's been fleshed out over time by pianist Helio Alves, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca--three longtime collaborators who also ...