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Ian Faquini e Paula Santoro: Metal Na Madeira

Read "Metal Na Madeira" reviewed by Jim Trageser

For most of us in the United States, mentioning “Brazil" in a musical conversation connotes bossa nova or samba--which is a bit like describing all American music as blues or country.

Expertise in the music of Brazil is the work of a lifetime; much as with the United States, each region has its own ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sergio Krakowski: Pássaros: The Foundation of the Island

Read "Pássaros: The Foundation of the Island" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Pássaros: The Foundation of the Island is the second release on the noteworthy Brooklyn label, Ruweh Records. It is a special release in many ways. First and foremost, the leader of the date, Sergio Krakowski, is playing an instrument that is very rare in jazz: the pandeiro.

The pandeiro is a hand frame ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble - The Jazz Standard On August 11-12 - CD Release Gig

Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble - The Jazz Standard On August 11-12 - CD Release Gig

CD Release Gig! Live At The Jazz Standard Come and celebrate at the Jazz Standard on August 11th and 12th for the release party of the new album by the Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble. Experience these amazing musicians from all over the world who collaborated on this exciting new project—Live At The Jazz Standard. Featuring: Gregoire Maret: Harmonica; Marshall ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anat Cohen: Luminosa

Read "Luminosa" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Anat Cohen's music is literally all over the map. Across her previous six albums, Cohen has explored the sounds of America, Brazil, France, Cuba, South Africa, and her homeland, Israel; she's addressed the work of John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Benny Goodman, Abdullah Ibrahim, Sam Cooke, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Louis Armstrong, Ernesto Lecuona, Luiz Bonfa, ...

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Stefano De Bonis & Clan Atlantico: 74 D

Read "74 D" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Due brasiliani, Joana Queiroz ai clarinetti e Sergio Krakowski al pandeiro, e due italiani, il pianista Stefano De Bonis e la cantante Cristina Renzetti. È questa la composizione dell'ensemble denominato Clan Atlantico che, proprio le sponde dei due continenti che si affacciano sull'oceano, cerca di collegare in un ideale viaggio musicale. Renzetti il Brasile lo conosce bene grazie ad un ...