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Emilio Santiago: Emilio Santiago

Read "Emilio Santiago" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


In 1975, vocalist Emilio Santiago was riding high as “The Nat King Cole of Brazil" and recording this eponymous full-length debut with some of that verdant musical nation's leading jazz composers and instrumentalists, including João Donato (keyboards), Danilo Caymmi (flute), Wilson das Neves (drums) and Victor Assis Brasil (saxophone). The four decades which have since passed have not tarnished this debut's warm and mellow glow. In the opening “Bananeira" (jointly composed by Donato and Gilberto Gil), the sheer ...

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Emilio Santiago: Emilio Santiago

Read "Emilio Santiago" reviewed by Kevin Press


In retrospect, it's not surprising that Emílio Santiago chose a track list steeped in Latin music history and a long list of some of the best players in the game. It was clear from early on that Santiago had the potential to make a significant contribution to the genre. What's remarkable about this 1975 debut--reissued by Far Out Recordings--is how in command he sounds at 29. This 10-track LP came just two years after his debut single for ...


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