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Ian Faquini e Paula Santoro: Metal Na Madeira

Read "Metal Na Madeira" reviewed by Jim Trageser

For most of us in the United States, mentioning “Brazil" in a musical conversation connotes bossa nova or samba--which is a bit like describing all American music as blues or country.

Expertise in the music of Brazil is the work of a lifetime; much as with the United States, each region has its own ...

Antonio Adolfo: Tropical Infinito

Read "Tropical Infinito" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brazilian pianist/composer, arranger and longtime educator Antonio Adolfo, has more than twenty-five albums as a leader delivering the best of bossa nova and samba-styled grooves and employing a variety of rhythm sections in accomplishing this. Tropical Infinito is a musical homage of sorts from the pianist, exploring the jazz music of the early 1960s that influenced ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Eliane Elias at Dazzle

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Eliane Elias
Dazzle
Denver, CO
November 19, 2015

Eliane Elias' current album Made in Brazil (Concord Jazz, 2015) is a lush affair. An orchestra provides a luxurious atmosphere on over half the songs. Guest vocalists add further layers and Take 6 contributes its brand of vocal jazz. Guitarists, drummers, percussionists, bass ...

ARTICLE: NITE & DISK

Eliane Elias: Made in Brazil - Swung at Birdland

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Eliane Elias is a paradox. An artist of rare talent, experience, and range, she is a keyboard master with few peers whose deep musicality transcends genre. An astonishing singer, composer, arranger, and songwriter, her performances are celebrated for their swing, lyricism, and unique sound. Elias is also a beautiful woman with long blond hair who's been ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Eliane Elias at Birdland Jazz Club

Read "Eliane Elias at Birdland Jazz Club" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Eliane Elias
Birdland Jazz Club
New York, NY
April 11, 2015

On the last night of her residence at jny: New York City's Birdland Jazz Club, pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias focused on Brazilian music and tunes from Made in Brazil (Concord, 2015), released earlier that week. The set opened with an instrumental ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Antonio Adolfo: Finas Misturas

Read "Finas Misturas" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Pianist, composer and educator Antonio Adolfo's second instrumental release as a leader, on his own AAM label, is entitled Finas Misturas (in English, “fine mixtures"). The name refers to the fusion of jazz elements with the rhythms and sensibilities of Adolfo's native Brazil. The result is a pleasing batch of six covers and four originals.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Antonio Adolfo: Finas Misturas

Read "Finas Misturas" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist/Composer Antonio Adolfo is a bit of a musical mixologist. Throughout his four-plus decades in the music world, he's often found his way and made his mark by merging jazz language with the sonic sensibilities of his native Brazil; now, this very idea serves as a thematic umbrella that hangs over Finas Misturas.

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