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Grammy Nominated Pianist Antonio Adolfo Releases “Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica”

Grammy Nominated Pianist Antonio Adolfo Releases “Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica”

Throughout the past 40 years, Antonio Adolfo has had a very busy career as a pianist, composer and arranger. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, his teachers included Eumir Deodato and Nadia Boulanger (in Paris). A jazz pianist since the mid-1960s in Brazil, Adolfo worked with such major singers as Leny Andrade, Flora Purim, Elis ...

Duduka Da Fonseca: Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador

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It would be something of an understatement to say that the music of pianist Dom Salvador served as a formative influence for drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. As a teenage musician, Da Fonseca absorbed every phrase and nuance that drummer Edison Machado put to wax on Salvador's immortal Rio 65 Trio (Philips, 1965). That recording, and that ...

Take Five with Sergio Pamies

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About Sergio Pamies
Born in Granada, Spain in 1983, Pamies has published three albums under his name; Entre Amigos (PSM, 2008), Borrachito (Bebyne Records, 2011), and What Brought You Here? (Bebyne Records, 2017). Critics have acknowledged his talent for composition, the lyrical qualities of his playing, and his natural and spontaneous ability to fuse ...

L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy

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Non trovate accenni a Mark Murphy nelle più recenti storie del jazz, neanche il nome. Una lacuna che appare inspiegabile (a differenza di Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormè e Tony Bennett) che si giustifica solo col ritardo a collocare il cantante di Syracuse in una prospettiva storica.

Eppure già prima della sua scomparsa -il ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz

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When such a vast style as Latin Jazz is explored by musicians of various nationalities, when rhythmic elements are combined, when a portion of good taste and brilliance is added to this mixture, the result could not be different: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz.

Fabio Torres is a great example of all this. ...

Take Five With Antonio Adolfo

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About Antonio Adolfo
Pianist, arranger, producer and educator Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in jny: Rio de Janeiro and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Deodato and Nadia Boulanger in jny: Paris. During the 60's he participated in ...

Camila Meza e il Questionario di Proust

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All About Jazz Italia: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Camila Meza: Emotivamente piena di colori, diversificata e in perenne sviluppo.

AAJI: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
C.M. : Che siano al servizio della musica, con mente cuore e orecchie aperte, e pronti ad offrirsi ...

The Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling: Upward Spiral

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To one extent or another, jazz has always maintained a discriminatory dividing line between vocalists and instrumentalists. Instead of being viewed as equals--artists on par with all the rest, possessing the same good sense, skill, and stake in an artistic outcome--vocalists have often been unfairly stigmatized and interned in a separate category. But all of that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vocalist / Guitarist / Composer Camila Meza Takes Flight With New Album, "Traces," On Sunnyside Records

Vocalist / Guitarist / Composer Camila Meza Takes Flight With New Album, "Traces," On Sunnyside Records

Available on February 26, 2016 Featuring Camila Meza (guitar & vocals), Sachal Vasandani (vocals on “Away"), Shai Maestro (piano, Rhodes, wurlitzer, mellotron, pump organ, ampli-celeste), Matt Penman (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums), Bashiri Johnson (percussion), Jody Redhage (cello), Matt Pierson (producer). CD Release Celebration February 24, 2016 @ The Jazz Standard
January 15, 2016 at The NYC Winter ...

A Jazz Holiday In Rio

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For most, mention a trip to Brazil and what comes automatically to mind is that vast tropical country's annual Carnaval celebration and the lure of its endless beaches. The high season, from December to early March, is when this nation of 200 million receives the most visitors by far. During Brazil's winter season, from roughly from ...