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Jeff Kunkel: Meu Coracao Brasileiro

Read "Meu Coracao Brasileiro" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Brazil never lets go once it's wrapped its arms around a musician. Pianist Jeff Kunkel discovered this firsthand. In 2007, Kunkel, the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Montclair State University's Cali School of Music in New Jersey, took a sabbatical and took off to see Brazil for himself. The experience was life-changing, and he's since returned ...

Scott Feiner: Pandeiro Jazz

Read "Pandeiro Jazz" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Just when you thought that there was very little left to be introduced to the world of jazz, here comes a New York City-born musician with a pandeiro (the Brazilian cousin of the tambourine) in his hand to prove otherwise.

There is nothing really new about the pandeiro--you can hear it on virtually ...

Scott Feiner: Pandeiro Jazz

Read "Pandeiro Jazz" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If you're not a fan of Brazilian music, chances are you're not already familiar with the pandeiro, a small hand-held frame drum that's similar in appearance to the tamborine. This unpretentious percussion instrument lends a uniquely airy texture and soft-tufted pop to the small jazz ensemble mix on Scott Feiner's Pandeiro Jazz.

Feiner started out ...

Haroldo Mauro Jr.: Bossa Na Pressao

Read "Bossa Na Pressao" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It seems obligatory on a bossa nova outing to include some Jobim tunes. Brazilian pianist Haroldo Mauro takes care of that duty on the opener of his debut CD, Bossa Na Pressao, with the classic “Caminhos Cruzados." It's a standard bossa nova, but in the way that the late Bill Evans' take on “Witchcraft," from Portraits ...


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