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Dan Costa: Suite Três Rios

Read "Suite Três Rios" reviewed by Paul Naser

The rich musical history of Brazilian music parallels the development of jazz in the United States' in many ways. At the same time, the two informed and influenced each other as they matured. Brazilian legends like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Dori Caymmi are remembered for their influence on the development of Bossa Nova, and Jobim, like ...

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Oscar Castro-Neves: Live at Blue Note Tokyo

Read "Live at Blue Note Tokyo" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Live at Blue Note Tokyo is a celebration of Brazilian jazz played in one of the foremost jazz clubs in the world--a gathering of old friends and the discovery of new friends, all coming together for legendary guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves. A founding father of the bossa nova musical movement, Castro-Neves became a leading figure in the ...

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Leila Pinheiro: O Melhor de - Bencao

Read "O Melhor de - Bencao" reviewed by William Grim

O Melhor de - Bencao is an excellent compilation album of some of Leila Pinheiro's best known recordings, assembled from albums released over the last decade. Those not familiar with Brazilian music beyond the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the recordings of Sergio Mendes would do well to consider this album as a starting point ...

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Leila Pinheiro: Coisas do Brasil

Read "Coisas do Brasil" reviewed by William Grim

Leila Pinheiro is one of the most versatile singers from Brazil today. She is equally adept at bossa nova, samba, MPB, ballads and music from the Ary Barroso pre-bossa nova era. Her arrangements are always interesting and she always combines songs together in fascinating juxtapositions and medleys. And as of late she is performing more and ...