Content by tag "Brazil"

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Back to Brazil: Part Three

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A singer who needs no introduction, Eliane Elias sculpts a predictably sensual soundscape on Love Stories (Concord). The nine-track project features a string orchestra and lush arrangements by Rob Mathes, unobtrusive rhythm section chores by a cadre of Brazilian percussionists, and the steady hand of bassist ...

Back to Brazil: Part One

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The recent passing of Brazilian music icon João Gilberto at the age of 88 invites us to reflect on the music revolution he was influential in sparking over six decades ago. The singer and guitarist, partnering with composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, announced the arrival of a ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Back to Brazil: Part Two

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Part Two of this series on recent Brazilian-influenced releases continues with further discussion of the Samba Jazz genre. The style's heyday, from the early to mid-1960s, produced what Brazilian music critics consider to be landmark recordings. The early champions of the instrumental and more jazz-oriented version ...

MUSICIAN Born:

André Peloso

André Peloso, nascido em São Paulo começou a tocar violão na adolescência, primeiramente com aulas particulares e tocando informalmente com os amigos. Entre 2004 e 2008 cursou e concluiu o curso de guitarra Fusion com o professor Mozart Mello no IG&T (Instituto de Guitarra e Tecnologia). Nessa época iniciou suas atuações profissionais: bandas de baile (Bili Pamx, Nautiluss, San Marco), free-lancer, acompanhando o cantor de samba-jazz Rafael Zolko e casas noturnas de São Paulo. De 2008 a 2011 cursou e concluiu o curso de Bacharelado em Música na Faculdade Cantareira com especialização em guitarra

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazilian Pianist / Composer Abelita Mateus Releases "Mixed Feelings" on August 1st

Brazilian Pianist / Composer Abelita Mateus Releases "Mixed Feelings" on August 1st

From São Paulo to New York City.... Everybody Loves Samba!
Featuring Guitarist Romero Lubambo, Bassist Peter Slavov and more! "A mixture of excitement, sadness, 'saudades', happiness, failure, regret, luck- all of the things I was feeling at the time are in my music. I lived in Brazil for the first 30 years of my ...

Melbreeze

Melbreeze was born in the historic port city of Smyrna, Turkey - home to illustrious Greek and Roman settlements. As an only child, she grew up in a house where music flowed freely and she found a company in art and music. Her first foray into performance was through ballet, which she started learning when she was five years old and pursued for many years to come. After completing her academic education, having majored in Business Administration as an undergrad and going to the United States for further education, Melbreeze focused on raising her own family. ​Melbreeze's love for music though never wavered and she dreamed that one day she could do the kind of music she wanted

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazilian Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Releases "Sebastiana"

Brazilian Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Releases "Sebastiana"

Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar presents the smoldering romance of Jobim in a collaborative pan intercultural arts video For Brazilians, Antonio Carlos Jobim’s catalogue is as iconic, influential and impactful as George Gershwin’s contributions to the Great American Songbook, making the inclusion of a classic from the legend’s repertoire a must for pianist Ricardo Bacelar’s Sebastiana, the ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Ricardo Bacelar

The third solo album of the Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger Ricardo Bacelar, entitled "Sebastiana" is being released. Produced by Cesar Lemos (BMI and ASCAP awards in the USA), it was recorded and mixed in Miami, United States, at the legendary Hit Factory (Criteria) and Rebel 11 studios. Its concept gravitates around a Latin American rereading of a Brazilian music repertoire portion. "Sebastiana" was recorded by Brazilian, American, Cuban, Argentine, Venezuelan, Colombian and Peruvian musicians. By researching traditional rhythms, an arrangement laboratory was conceived to implement the fusion of Latin American and Brazilian music elements

Brazilian Brilliance: Kassin and Domenico Lancellotti

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Brazilian music is much more than established icons like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil and Hermeto Pascoal. The question is where to find the musical voices of the future? Fortunately, David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is dedicated to a mission of releasing world music that goes beyond the mainstream and has released two Brazilian albums from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Antonio Adolfo: Hybrido - From Rio to Wayne Shorter

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Pianist/composer Antonio Adolfo has been a golden musical fixture in his native Brazil. He did not cross my radar until 2010 with his recording La e Ca: Here and There (AAM), which he recorded with jazz singer (and daughter) Carol Saboya. This revelation gave me two artists for the efforts of covering one. From that recording, ...