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Interview 2018: Marcos Valle

Interview 2018: Marcos Valle

Next week, the legendary bossa nova pianist, singer and composer Marcos Valle will make his only New York appearance this year at Birdland. Joining him will be singer Paula Morelenbaum and cellist Jacques Morelenbaum. They toured with Antonio Carlos Jobim between 1984 and 1994. The BossaBrasil spectacular at Birdland—from May 29 to June 2—is being produced by ...


Leny Andrade, Roni Ben-Hur: Alegria de Viver

Read "Alegria de Viver" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Tra le voci storiche della musica brasiliana, Leny Andrade è una delle meno note al pubblico internazionale. Eppure è tra le massime interpreti della musica sudamericana e lo conferma -all'età di 72 anni -in questo ultimo album, registrato in duo col chitarrista Roni Ben-Hur. Sorretta da un timbro dalla venatura polverosa, che negli anni ha aggiunto ...


Ithamara Koorax: All Around the World

Read "All Around the World" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

All Around the World represents several milestones for firebrand Brazilian vocalist Ithamara Koorax: It marks her twentieth release as a leader, celebrates the 25th year of her career, and, just like her first official release (Ithamara Koorax Live in Rio [1993, JVC]), All Around the World comes digitally straight from the soundboard, with no overdubs or ...


From Sea to Shining Sea: Music Central to South and Latin America

Read "From Sea to Shining Sea: Music Central to South and Latin America" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Aguankó Music

In 2012, conguero and composer Alberto Nacif, a Mexican native transplanted in Michigan, brought together some of the area's most skilled Afro-Cuban and Latin musicians to form Aguankó. Their small ensemble with a large Latin jazz sound herewith follows up their self-produced 2013 debut Elemental ...


BossaBrasil Marcos Valle & Carlos Lyra "Bossa Nova History At Birdland" From May 26- 30

BossaBrasil Marcos Valle & Carlos Lyra "Bossa Nova History At Birdland" From May 26- 30

Delta Air Lines presents BossaBrasil Marcos Valle and Carlos Lyra With Patricia Alvi (vocals), Renato Massa (drums), Itaiguara Brandao (bass) Jorge Continentino (sax & flute) Forty years after it swept the world, Bossa Nova stands as as one of the enduring musical forms of the 20th century! MARCOS VALLE, legendary Brazilian Composer/Keyboardist says, “CARLOS LYRA is my idol. ...


Lembrança di Emilio Santiago (1946-2013).

Read "Lembrança di Emilio Santiago (1946-2013)." reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Scomparso il venti marzo di due anni fa all'età di sessantasette anni, Emilio Santiago è stato uno dei più sublimi interpreti della canzone popolare brasiliana. Emerso alla metà degli anni '70, l'artista carioca si è andato via via imponendo come vocalist originale, creativamente colloquiale nelle pirotecniche evoluzioni ritmico-melodiche. Il suo disco d'esordio (Emilio Santiago, 1975) è ...


Marcos Valle and Stacey Kent at Birdland

Read "Marcos Valle and Stacey Kent at Birdland" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Another of Brazil's music luminaries from the sixties, Marcos Valle, came to Gotham on December 9, 2014 to team up with Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson and advance the Brazilian omnipresence here of late. Last month I wrote of the dramatic emergence of the Spokfrevo Orquestra at Lincoln Center and everywhere this month there are appearances ...


Birdland Presents Marcos Valle And Stacey Kent December 9-13

Birdland Presents Marcos Valle And Stacey Kent December 9-13

To celebrate his 50th career anniversary as a Songwriter, Arranger, Instrumentalist, and Singer, Brazilian artist Marcos Valle, joined American singer Stacey Kent's sweet beautiful voice to express a repertoire of half a century of successes. This reunion of these two artists has resulted in a CD titled Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent LIVE, which is being ...


Interview: Marcos Valle

Interview: Marcos Valle

I'm a huge fan of Marcos Valle's music. Who isn't? If you love Samba de Verão—known in the U.S. as Summer Samba (So Nice)—then you know what I'm talking about. As soon as I heard Marcos was going to be making a rare New York appearance at Birdland May 27-31 with the legendary Roberto Menescal, I ...


BossaBrasil Festival: New York City, NY, May 20, 2011

Read "BossaBrasil Festival: New York City, NY, May 20, 2011" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Marcos Valle, featuring Wanda Sa
Bossa Brazil Festival
New York, NY
May 19, 2011

The 2011 edition of the BossaBrasil festival at New York's Birdland featured bossa nova-era alum Marcos Valle, a keyboardist/vocalist who appeared in the 2010 edition as the guest of singer Emilio Santiago. Backed by a solid band, featuring ...