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Baden Powell: Tristeza on Guitar

Read "Tristeza on Guitar" reviewed by Chris May

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the German jazz label MPS. To mark the occasion, the label's catalogue of over 400 albums has been released on download, and a vinyl and CD reissue programme has begun. Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell's Tristeza on Guitar is among the first of these discs. Originally released in 1966, it is an enduring treasure of twentieth-century Brazilian music. Between 1966 and 1976, Powell recorded nine albums for MPS, ...

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Baden Powell: Baden Live at Bruxelles

Read "Baden Live at Bruxelles" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Although this solo live CD was recorded a year before Baden Powell's death in 1999, it shows no diminishing of his extraordinary power. It also features his rarely-heard voice on a few tracks. Slightly rough but warm and true, it fits the Brazilian preference for soulful over pretty singing.

In a land famous for many superb guitarists, Baden Powell is considered one of the greatest. His harmonies are instantly recognizable, and his strong, passionate style is much closer to the ...

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Baden Powell: O Universo Musica de Baden Powell

Read "O Universo Musica de Baden Powell" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

2 disc set - from The Barclay Years 1964-1972 and The Festival Years 1970-1977 Baden Powell was a legendary Brazilian guitarist whom many consider the best of all time. A prodigy at the age of six, classically trained, his powerful sound and personality are unique and instantly recognizable. Unlike the velvety Joao Gilberto, who rode the bossa nova wave, and Tom Jobim, whose guitar technique was just enough to sketch his beautiful songs, there's no hint of pop ...


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