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Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves at 54 Below

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One of Gotham's newest music rooms 54 Below has decided to feature Brazilian music this summer and two veteran Brasileros--Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves--recently added their contributions. Performing music from Milagre (ZOHO, 2013), the duo invited clarinetist Anat Cohen and percussionist Cyro Baptista for the date. Brazilian vocalists have been populating the jazz rooms lately (I wrote about Leny Andrade a few columns back), resulting in a deeper exploration of the nuances present in the melodic innovations ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves: Milagre

Read "Milagre" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Many people think Maucha Adnet is the most soulful Brazilian vocalist performing today; certainly her voice is warm, textured, and sexy, and her delivery is passionate, classy, and informed by a keen musical intelligence. (Fellow singers will also appreciate her great diction and pitch, awesome breath control, and masterful way with a triangle). The great Antonio Carlos Jobim knew all this, choosing to perform and record with Adnet for the last decade of his life.Adnet and the fine ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves: Milagre

Read "Milagre" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Maucha Adnet and pianist Helio Alves have been collaborating in various settings for two decades, but Milagre marks their first full-length recording as a twosome. Adnet, who's best known for her decade-long tenure with the great Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Alves, a first call pianist who's worked with everyone from saxophonist Joe Henderson to cellist Yo-Yo Ma, are both part of a group of close-knit veterans that breath Brazilian air into the jazz atmosphere of Manhattan. This Brazilian jazz ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Maucha Adnet: Songs I Learned From Jobim

Read "Songs I Learned From Jobim" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This is a refreshingly innovative tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, since only three of the fifteen tracks were actually written or conceived by the legendary Brazilian genius. The rest were favorites of his that were written by others, such as his lesser-known countrymen (Johnny Alf, Bororo and Edu Lobo), more internationally recognized names (Caetano Veloso, Joao Gilberto), and Maucha Adnet and her brother, Mario. There's also a trio of jazz standards, including Cole Porter's “I Concentrate on You," which Jobim ...


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