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Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Jazz Samba-Samba Jazz

Read "Jazz Samba-Samba Jazz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca is the patron saint of Samba Jazz. He's been singing the virtues of this hybridized form for quite some time, establishing a rhythmic middle ground where both worlds can meet in mutual, musical splendor. In short, he's earned the cymbal halo that floats above his head on the cover of Samba Jazz--Jazz ...

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Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Samba Jazz

Read "Samba Jazz" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Throughout his four decade-plus career, drummer/percussionist/composer Duduka Da Fonseca has successfully bridged the gap between the samba of his native Brazil and jazz, either when performing as the co-leader of Trio da Paz or as a sideman with the likes of pianist Kenny Barron, guitarist/vocalist Antonio Carlos Jobim and bassist Rufus Reid. On this ...

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Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Samba Jazz in Black & White

Read "Samba Jazz in Black & White" reviewed by Jim Santella

Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca explains the title of his latest project in terms of the dual meaning of the expression “black & white. In its familiar common-sense usage, the term implies an element's fundamentals, its structure in simple terms, ignoring all the gray areas in between. To that end, the album explains the connection between jazz ...


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