by Ernest Barteldes
Milton Nascimento Carnegie Hall New York, New York November 18, 2009
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his first Carnegie Hall appearance, Milton Nascimento presented exactly what his many fans were hoping for: an evening filled with many of his greatest hits, including a few numbers he hadn't played live in quite a few years. it is a blessing to play here," he declared in English halfway through the set, acknowledging the passing ...read more
by C. Andrew Hovan
Milton Nascimento and The Jobim Trio University of Michigan, Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor, Michigan October 18, 2008
It's not often that all-star groups assembled to honor a particular milestone manage to coalesce in a manner that transcends the novelty factor to become a satisfying listening experience. But this is just exactly what has happened with the brilliant pairing of Brazilian star Milton Nascimento with the Jobim Trio. The unique ensemble first came together in ...read more
by David Rickert
The Bossa Nova craze has been over for several years, but every so often an album comes out that proves there is still much to explore within the genre. Novas Bossas, a collaboration between Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio, certainly has the pedigree to turn out a classic; Nascimento was one of the late stars of the Brazilian music scene and the Jobim's certainly have the music running through their veins. The end result is an entertaining album filled ...read more
by Chris May
Belmondo are the French jazz musicians Lionel and Stephane Belmondo--the first a saxophonist and flautist, the second a trumpeter and flugelhornist--who have developed an interesting sideline in tribute albums featuring the artists being celebrated.
With pianist Horace Silver, the brothers recorded Love & Peace: A Tribute To Horace Silver (Verve, 1995), featuring Silver and singer Dee Dee Bridgewater on a selection of Silver hits. With multi-reed player Yusef Lateef, they made Influence (B-Flat Recordings, 2005), showcasing ...read more
by Ernest Barteldes
Milton Nascimento Blue Note Jazz Club New York October 26, 2006
Returning to the Blue Note for only the second time in his long career, Brazilian-born Milton Nascimento played a memorable concert on the fourth day of his week-long residence there. This time around, he was not promoting any particular album, so this year's show was not a repeat of 2005's Pietá tour, which featured protegé Marina Machado.
For this show, he was backed ...read more