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Dafnis Prieto: Cross-Cultural Mix

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Dafnis Prieto is one of the leading drummers and composers of his generation. Forty-four years old and Cuban born, Prieto moved to jny: New York City in 1999. The early 2000's found Prieto employed as a sideman by several prominent musicians, including Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Dave Samuels and Arturo O'Farrill. In the following ...

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Dafnis Prieto: una miscela di culture

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Dafnis Prieto è uno dei massimi batteristi e compositori della sua generazione. 44 anni, nato a Cuba, Prieto è emigrato nel 1999 a New York dove ha iniziato a collaborare con i massimi leader latini (Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Arturo O'Farrill) e con esponenti d'avanguardia come Henry Threadgill e Steve Coleman. Dotato di una ...

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Sandro Albert: Vertical

Read "Vertical" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Ever since the path-breaking, horn-like excursions of guitarist Charlie Christian in Benny Goodman's band, the language and literature of the guitar have forever been changed. Today's exponents, from Pat Metheny to Fred Frith, have stretched its boundaries, albeit from dramatically different perspectives of the musical spectrum. Sandro Albert fits somewhere in the dynamic pantheon of guitarists, ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue

Read "Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Carlos Barbosa-Lima Merengue Zoho Music 2009There is distinct nobility surrounding the virtuosity of guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima. His South American sojourn, Merengue, presents sweeping vistas and myriad emotions described with degrees of technical superiority only a few other musicians have achieved. Unfortunately, Barbosa-Lima's reputation has not kept pace with ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue

Read "Merengue" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima has been enchanting listeners for over 50 years. During that time he has made his mark in live performances, as well as the 50 albums he has released. His sense of rhythm and melody, time and pulse, and his ability to enhance the mood through dynamics and harmony give his music an incipient ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Carioca

Read "Carioca" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Carlos Barbosa-Lima has the ability to enrich a song with remarkable grace. He makes each one sing eloquently, bringing out its inherent beauty, not hurrying his passage as he lights a spark underneath. While his technique is undeniable, his creativity is the trump card. Barbosa-Lima's choice of tunes on Carioca is judicious. He draws ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Carioca

Read "Carioca" reviewed by Jim Santella

As guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima interprets the songs of Central and South American composers both classic and contemporary, he creates a lovely album of soft, tropical harmony. Ethereal in its mood and graceful in its dancing rhythms, Carioca represents a casual panorama of Rio de Janeiro. In Barbosa-Lima's hands, the acoustic guitar carries a wide-ranging ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Frenesi

Read "Frenesi" reviewed by John Kelman

When classical performers tackle material from the jazz world, the result can often be something less than one would hope for. The more stringent and what some might call restricted range of interpretation leave little room for overt improvisation. Instead it's all about subtlety, dynamics and delicate phrasing. Consequently, all too often, when a classical player ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Natalia

Read "Natalia" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima’s previous Khaeon release, Mambo No. 5 was touted as one of the best releases of 2001. Mr. Barbosa-Lima opts for a smaller group this time, performing many of the selections solo or in duet with fellow label-mates John Benitez or Gustavo Colina on bass. Natalia picks up where Mambo No.5 left off, pursing ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Mambo No. 5

Read "Mambo No. 5" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Ghost of Segovia with a Chianti buzz. The 56-year-old Carlos Barbosa-Lima is a Brazilian national treasure. He has performed and recorded widely the music of this homeland and that of the American Tin Pan Alley. Barbosa-Lima studied under Andres Segovia and Isaias Savio as a child and had his debut at 12 years old. His ...


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