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Live Review

Dori Caymmi: Half Moon Bay, California, November 11, 2012

Read "Dori Caymmi: Half Moon Bay, California, November 11, 2012" reviewed by Bill Leikam


Dori Caymmi QuartetBach Dancing & Dynamite SocietyDouglas Beach HouseHalf Moon Bay, CaliforniaNovember 11, 2012Brazilian veteran acoustic guitarist, singer, composer, and arranger Dori Caymmi engaged the audience at the Bach Dynamite & Dancing Society, aka the Douglas Beach House, with some of the most heartfelt songs of all time sung in Portuguese. Accompanying him were his longtime band members Bill Cantos on piano, keyboard and accompanying vocals, Mike Shapiro on drums and percussion, and ...

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Album Review

Dori Caymmi: Cinema: A Romantic Vision

Read "Cinema: A Romantic Vision" reviewed by Ed Kopp


Dori Caymmi is a veteran guitarist, singer, composer and arranger who has successfully married the popular musical forms of his native Brazil with American jazz. On Cinema: A Romantic Vision, Caymmi offers gentle interpretations of familiar tunes associated with the movies.With 10 recognizable melodies done up in Caymmi's soulful Brazilian style, Cinema is a soothing listen. The artist's distinctive chordal approach on acoustic guitar is prominently featured, and his arrangements are lush and impressionistic. Select songs also feature ...


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