Content by tag "Guinga"

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Fleurine: Brazilian Dream

Read "Brazilian Dream" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'amore per la musica brasiliana di Fleurine Verloop era ben chiaro in Meant to Be, il debutto del 1995 della cantante olandese. Una fiamma insita nel suo background (una linea familiare è portoghese e lei parla fluentemente la lingua lusitana) che è sempre rimasta accesa, come dimostrano quasi tutti i suoi album (in particolare San Francisco ...

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Sambaranda: Delirios Vol. 1

Read "Delirios Vol. 1" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Sambaranda is an cappella group out of Sao Paulo, Brazil that melds a delicious tropical flavor with the very best of vocal jazz. Their first release was a Christmas album in November 2017. Although their second, Delirios Vol. 1, came out in July of 2017, it only recently arrived here, thanks to a copy sent from ...

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Gaia Wilmer: Migrations

Read "Migrations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sa coniugare feeling e complessità di scrittura Gaia Wilmer, sassofonista e compositrice brasiliana al suo debutto da leader. L'idea di formare quest'ottetto è nata nel primo anno di frequenza ai corsi di composizione jazz del Berklee College of Music e s'è concretizzata nel dicembre 2016 (dopo un annuncio su Kickstarter), durante il secondo anno di master ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance

Read "Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance" reviewed by Duncan Heining

A tanned, beautiful young woman in a skimpy bikini walks through the lapping sea waters on the edge of a sun-soaked beach. Soft music plays, its shifting beat following her footsteps. It's a cliché, of course, but a powerful one when it comes to thoughts (male, mainly) of Brazil and its music.

UK-based Brazilian ...

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Steven Kirby: Illuminations

Read "Illuminations" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Illuminations--guitarist Steven Kirby's third album, following Point Of Balance (Challenge Records, 1998) and North Lights (Challenge Records, 2003)--is both true to previous form and highly expansive. Kirby uses elements of the sonic palette(s) that helped to color his earlier work, referencing the probing lyricism of John Abercrombie and the straight-to-the-heart melodic qualities shot through in classic ...

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Guinga: Porto da Madama

Read "Porto da Madama" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Brazilian music is an immediately recognizable genre with a distinct sense of melancholy underlying its beautiful melodies and harmonies. Indeed, the poetic lyrics, the soft edges of the language itself and the particular chordal colorings chosen virtually define that which is “Brazil."

Although this exceedingly attractive music has naturally been picked up by musicians ...

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Mike Marshall & Chorro Famoso: Segunda Vez

Read "Segunda Vez" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Questo è il CD giusto per chi volesse ascoltare qualcosa di diverso rispetto al solito Brasile da cartolina. Niente samba jazz o bossa nova, solo la grande quanto semisconosciuta tradizione del choro che affonda le sue gloriose radici alla fine dell'800.

C'è tanta passione in questo recupero filologico di un ammaliante genere musicale, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Maria Pia De Vito e Michele Rabbia: Pergolesi Revisited

Read "Maria Pia De Vito e Michele Rabbia: Pergolesi Revisited" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Già riunire quattro personalità tutto sommato piuttosto eterogenee come la violoncellista tedesca Anja Lechner e il pianista francese François Couturier da un lato, la cantante napoletana Maria Pia De Vito e il percussionista saviglianese Michele Rabbia dall'altro, appare di primo acchito operazione alquanto ardita. Farli misurare con l'opera di Gianbattista Pergolesi, iesino trapiantato a Napoli (e ...

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Masha Campagne: Like Water, Like Air

Read "Like Water, Like Air" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Moscow-born/San Francisco-based vocalist Masha Campagne's highly anticipated Like Water, Like Air follows her exciting debut, Caminhos Cruzados--Crossroads (Self Produced, 2007), building on a strong foundation of gorgeous Brazilian music. A devotee of the genre, Campagne continues her longtime association with piano master Weber Iago--a guiding force of her first endeavor and co-producer of this date--in crafting ...

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Masha Campagne: Like Water, Like Air

Read "Like Water, Like Air" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Masha Campagne may hail from Moscow and live in San Francisco, but she's a Brazilian at heart. Campagne, who first encountered jazz through her musical grandfather's record collection and performances, left her native land and settled in the Bay Area in the early '90s. She took in all of the aural wonders of the area, ...