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Two for Brazil: Take Five

Read "Take Five" reviewed by Janna L. Gadden

With the recent surge in popularity of world music, Latin jazz, and salsa, this Brazilian offering is a very timely and tasty arrival on the jazz marketplace. Two for Brazil is a duo composed of Paulinho Garcia, originally from Brazil, on guitar and vocals, and Chicago native Greg Fishman on saxophone and flute. This is the follow-up to their previous release, Standards. They have performed together since 1998, and their musical rapport is immediately evident in this collaboration. As they ...

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Two For Brazil: Take Five

Read "Take Five" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Quick and to the Point : Rewarding Brazilian jazz.

Although over-enthusiastically hailed as a Dave Brubeck-Paul Desmond resurrection in the liner notes, this Take Five isn’t umbilically linked to its illustrious namesake. It is, however, first-rate Brazilian jazz that stands on its own with ease, featuring an infectious emotive largesse, melodic pervasiveness and two festively brilliant reinterpretations of both “A Night in Tunisia,” as well as the title cut itself.

Two For Brazil is Paulinho Garcia and Greg Fishman. They ...

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Two For Brazil: Plays the Standards

Read "Plays the Standards" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

A caipirinha is a Brazilian drink that is as citrically tangy as it is sweet, as punchy as it is smooth. Such flavoring is reflected on Plays the Standards.

Two for Brazil is, as its name suggests, a duo: tenor/flautist Greg Fishman and guitarist/vocalist Paulinho Garcia. Although their playing is extremely economical by necessity, its emotive effectiveness fills up the date with luscious melodically percussive sensuousness. A delightful guitar-flute junction beautified by mature, earthy and relaxed vocals on ...


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