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Trio Da Paz: 30

Read "30" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Time really does fly when you're having fun. Just ask Trio da Paz. Guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca are celebrating three decades of togetherness with the aptly-titled 30. It's a collection of music that, like the best of their work, finds them merging the sounds of Brazil with the attitude of The Big Apple, creating Brazilian jazz that finds the perfect balance between the two poles in that genre's name. Past ...


Trio da Paz at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Trio da Paz at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Trio da PazDizzy's Club Coca-Colajny: New York City, NYAugust 27, 2013There can be no doubt that Trio da Paz is the hottest jazz group working in Gotham these days. In the last week of August the band was booked for an extended two-week engagement, once again featuring “friends" Harry Allen, Joe Locke and Maucha Adnet. This is the umpteenth time in the past couple of years that the group has performed at ...


Trio Da Paz at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Trio Da Paz at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Very often writers ignore popular jazz artists and groups on the theory that they have sufficient exposure and don't need further praise. As a result, some of the subtler, finer points of the aesthetics go unnoticed. In addition, popularity and high success can be a curse, bestowing certain problems lesser performers don't have. In recent months, Trio Da Paz, performing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, has had an unprecedented run of sold out performances at Dizzy's. ...


Trio da Paz and Guests: New York, NY, August 18, 2011

Read "Trio da Paz and Guests: New York, NY, August 18, 2011" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Trio da Paz with guests Joe Locke, Maucha Adnet, Harry AllenThe Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stan GetzDizzy's Club Coca-ColaNew York, NYAugust 18, 2011 During its two-week residence at Manhattan's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Trio da Paz (Romero Lubambo on guitar, Duduka Da Fonseca, drums, and Nilson Matta, upright bass) played a mix of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stan Getz, some original material and other bossa nova-era classics. Augmented by vibraphonist ...


Trio Da Paz: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Ollie Bivens

Brazil is a rich amalgam of Portuguese, African, and Indian cultures. And because of that, its musicians have always had the ability to take the music of other cultures, put it in a Brazilian mixer and produce something unique and satisfying to the taste, while still remaining Brazilian.

Three Brazilian-born musicians comprise Trio Da Paz, one of the best Brazilian jazz groups in the world: Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, and Duduka Da Fonseca. Somewhere, on the Blue Toucan label--which specializes ...


Trio da Paz: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Jim Santella

Don't think that a trio consisting of acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and drums with a name that translates to “Trio of Peace" is going to give you a mindless smooth jazz performance without any substance of note. No, Trio da Paz drives hard along jazz's mainstream, putting all their syncopated beats and spontaneous gestures into perspective with a Brazilian feel. Together, they create marvelous interpretations that gather momentum and come alive.

Familiar melodies such as Jobim's “Look to ...


Trio Da Paz: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Somewhere is comprised of tunes that Trio Da Paz had never recorded before and others the group had never played. The latter were certainly more challenging, but in tandem the new options provided a lure for these three players to get in and fill the music with their own approach. And it certainly is some approach: fresh and inventive, taking tunes out of their known clasps and freeing them into an enticing and adventurous mould. That is the marvel and ...


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