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Jazz Quanta June: Todos na família: Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya

Read "Jazz Quanta June:  Todos na família:  Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The greatest international contribution to American Jazz may well be that from Latin America, generally, and Brazil, specifically. Brazil lends to jazz a rhythmically humid breeze that is, at once, floral, earthy, fecund, and sated. Two contemporary Brazilian gift-givers include the father-daughter forces of nature pianist/composer Antonio Adolfo and his daughter Carol Saboya. There is no greater critical pleasure than considering the two together. Presently, we have that opportunity. Antonio Adolfo Tropical Infinito AAM ...

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Carol Saboya: Carolina

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Classic samba from enchanting Brazilian vocalist Carol Saboya and a first-rate band. It's a family affair, with her father, pianist/composer Antonio Adolfo in charge of piano and arrangements. He is working with his regular band, so the arrangements fit like a glove. The core repertoire is unimpeachable, with three songs by the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim (including “Passarim" and “A Felicidade"), two by the later master Djavan, and one each by Pixinguinha, Joao Bosco and Edu Lobo. Saboya is equally ...

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Carol Saboya/Antonio Adolfo/Hendrik Meurkens: Copa Village

Read "Copa Village" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Back in 1969, pianist Antonio Adolfo was working with vocalist Elis Regina. While touring through Sweden, Regina and her band had the opportunity to connect with Toots Thielemans, leading to the recording of Elis & Toots (Philips, 1969). Now, more than forty-five years later, Adolfo finds himself in a similar situation, working alongside another sunny Brazilian singer and European harmonica player--vocalist Carol Saboya, who happens to be his daughter, and vibraphonist/harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens. Copa Village finds ...

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Carol Saboya: Belezas: The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento

Read "Belezas: The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Brazilian vocalist Carol Saboya's previous recording with her father, pianist Antonio Adolfo--La e Ca: Here and There (AAM Music) --was one of the highlights of 2010. She returns as headliner on Belezas: The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento again, supported by Adolfo and his very fine quartet. Composers Lins and Nascimento represent a late '60s answer to bossa nova, which had dominated Brazilian (and a good bit of American jazz) in the late 1950s and early '60s. Called ...


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