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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 ...

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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

Read "Brazilian Brilliance: Kassin and Domenico Lancellotti" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

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 ...

Antonio Adolfo: Hybrido - From Rio to Wayne Shorter

Read "Hybrido - From Rio to Wayne Shorter" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

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, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joyce Moreno: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Since the late '60s, Brazilian guitarist and singer Joyce Moreno has been one of the most iconic members of the MPB movement, pushing the envelope way past the traditional bossa novas of Jobim. In the early '80s, albums such as Feminina and brought Joyce an international following that she continues to enjoy to this day. Her ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz

Read "Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz" reviewed by Samuel Quinto

When such a vast style as Latin Jazz is explored by musicians of various nationalities, when rhythmic elements are combined, when a portion of good taste and brilliance is added to this mixture, the result could not be different: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz.

Fabio Torres is a great example of all this. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lupa Santiago 4teto + Ed Neumeister: Ubuntu

Read "Ubuntu" reviewed by James Nadal

The Brazilian jazz scene has undergone subtle but noticeable changes, as many Brazilian musicians continue to travel, tour, and study abroad, returning with applicable innovative ideas. Expanding beyond the customary bossa and samba boundaries, the music is encompassing global influences with impressive results. Guitarist Lupa Santiago is the embodiment of this positive trend, and throughout his ...

Nomade Orquestra: Nomade Orquestra

Read "Nomade Orquestra" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In 2012, ten of the most adventurous and accomplished musicians in São Paulo, Brazil, came together, took root and blossomed like a tropical flower. Nomade Orquestra describes their music as “the point where different musical expressions and strands meet and interact in a unique way," a fair way of pointing out that there is no other ...