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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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Far Out Recordings Reissues Antonio Adolfo's "Viralata"

Far Out Recordings Reissues Antonio Adolfo's "Viralata"

Far Out Recordings are honoured to be working with master composer, arranger and pianist, Antonio Adolfo for the first time since releasing his Destiny album in 2007. This time we present the first ever vinyl reissue of his era-defining Viralata LP: An essential album from Brazil's majorly progressive heyday of late seventies jazz-funk. Viralata is a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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: INTERVIEWS

Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz

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

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: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ivo Perelman: Breaking Point

Read "Breaking Point" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman usually releases albums in waves. Thus, Breaking Point is one of five concurrent productions issued on UK-based Leo Records, and offers the listener a kaleidoscopic glimpse of various ensemble lineups. Over the years Perelman has attained a comfort zone and noticeable synergy with the artists' performing on this outing, as the saga ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fernanda Cunha: Olhos De Mar

Read "Olhos De Mar" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Brazilian sounds, Samba and Bossa Nova, washed over the United States like a wave in the early sixties. American saxophonist Stan Getz, in his collaborations with Brazilian artists Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, on Getz/Gilberto (Verve Records, 1962) and American guitarist Charlie Byrd, on Jazz Samba (Verve Records, 1962) can take a good deal ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ivo Perelman: Counterpoint

Read "Counterpoint" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Tenor sax strongman Ivo Perelman underscores the objective for this release, advising that “This combination, with viola and guitar--I've never before used this particular grouping ... I knew it would be challenging, with dense textures and this three-part counterpoint." However, the respective musicians have recorded in various formations in the past, so one would immediately surmise ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ivo Perelman: Book of Sound

Read "Book of Sound" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The mighty tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman leads a team of frequent collaborators and superior craftsmen, pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist William Parker. Drawing on past endeavors in various settings, the trio's remarkably intuitive powers are inherent throughout. With movements that are the cogs in the wheel of instantaneous forays in composition, they navigate through broad vistas ...