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Dan Costa

Recorded in Rio de Janeiro 2016, Dan Costa's debut album "Suite Três Rios" recaptures the essence of Brazilian rhythms, with shades of jazz and classical music, reflecting his mixed cultural background. He worked with musicians such as Jaques Morelenbaum, Ricardo Silveira, Teco Cardoso, Rafael Barata and Leila Pinheiro. The album was critically acclaimed by publications such as Downbeat and ranked highly in the iTunes charts. "Skyness" was recorded at Arte Suono, in Italy, in 2018 and features Seamus Blake, Romero Lubambo, Nelson Faria, Roberto Menescal and other artists.

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Dan Costa: Skyness

Read "Skyness" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The gentle piano “Prologue" instantly telegraphs that something rare and luxurious is on its way. These are the opening chords of Skyness, the gifted pianist/composer Dan Costa's 2018 follow-up to his auspicious 2016 debut, Suite Três Rios (also self-produced), which peaked at number one on the iTunes jazz chart and was named one of the year's ...

Suite Três Rios

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Alba (ft. Jaques Morelenbaum); Chorinho; Samba; Bossa Nova (ft. Leila Pinheiro); Baião (ft. Marcos Suzano); Maracatu; Modinha (ft. Teco Cardoso); Aria

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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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