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Dan Costa: Skyness

Read "Skyness" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The gentle piano “Prologue" instantly telegraphs that something rare and luxurious is on its way. These are the opening chords of Skyness, the gifted pianist/composer Dan Costa's 2018 follow-up to his auspicious 2016 debut, Suite Três Rios (also self-produced), which peaked at number one on the iTunes jazz chart and was named one of the year's ...


Antonio Adolfo: Encontros - Orquestra Atlantica

Read "Encontros - Orquestra Atlantica" reviewed by Jack Bowers

After forty years of gigging around the world with a who's who of jazz instrumentalists and singers, the celebrated Brazilian pianist/composer Antonio Adolfo has realized his life-long dream of writing for and recording with a world-class big band--and what a band it is: the remarkable Orquestra Atlantica from Adolfo's home country, formed in 2012 and molded ...


Baby do Brasil: Geracao Guerreiros do Apocalipse

Read "Geracao Guerreiros do Apocalipse" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Over her four-decade career, Baby do Brasil (formerly known as Baby Consuelo) has constantly reinvented herself artistically. As a member of Brazil's seminal Os Novos Baianos, she helped (with the blessing of Joao Gilberto) shatter genre barriers with their fusion of rock, samba and other sounds. As a solo artist starting from the late ...


Nelson Faria, Nico Assump: Tres/Three

Read "Tres/Three" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

The known versus the unknown-the famous versus the unfamiliar. I received this disc during World Cup fever/championship golf/hoops playoff time. A relevant ESPN piece weighed the relative number of worldwide fans for Tiger Woods, the Shaq and Brazilian soccer sensation Ronaldo. I'd never heard of the Brazilian dude, but evidently, he has more fans worldwide that ...