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Matt Kane: The Other Side of the Story

Read "The Other Side of the Story" reviewed by Don Phipps

Composer and drummer Matt Kane can write tunes. The Other Side of the Story is loaded with head-nodding musical episodes and pastoral, day-dream ballads. The compositions (all written by Kane) have a Joe Zawinul / Wayne Shorter feel to them, but Kane's own masterful voice is clearly evident in the music. Kane's bandmates contribute ...

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Nilson Matta: Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

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La cosa che più colpisce di Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus è l'approccio assolutamente personale nel rivisitare la celebre colonna sonora firmata nel 1959 dalla triade Jobim-Moraes-Bonfá. Soprattutto negli interludi Matta ha inteso rimarcare l'anima più recondita di Jobim, debitrice dell'armonia eurocolta impressionista (Debussy, Ravel). Il co-leader del Trio Da Paz dà così l'impressione di essersi svincolato ...

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Nilson Matta: Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

Read "Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brazilian bassist Nilson Matta has, like all artists, has drawn inspiration for his music from a variety of sources--of which a play and a movie serve as the influence for the moving Black Orpheus. Antonio Carlos Jobim's compositions for the 1957 Vinicius de Moraes Brazilian play Orfeu da Conceicao and the 1959 Black Orpheus movie that ...

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Nilson Matta and Leny Andrade at Dizzy's

Read "Nilson Matta and Leny Andrade at Dizzy's" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Celebrating the release of Black Orpheus (Motéma, 2013), bassist Nilson Matta brought his band into Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on February 13, 2013. Along with pianist Klaus Mueller, percussionist Fernando Saci, drummer Alex Kautz and saxophonist Steve Wilson the show featured legendary singer Leny Andrade, who also performs on the CD.Although Brazilian music has enthralled ...

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Nilson Matta: Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

Read "Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The story of Orpheus and Eurydice has been told and retold in various mediums and manners throughout the ages. Claudio Monteverdi used opera as his means of transmitting the tale, alt-rocker Nick Cave tackled it head-on in song and author Neil Gaiman revisited the story in comic book format, but the list doesn't stop there; any ...


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