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Moacir Santos

You don’t have to apologize if you don’t know who Moacir Santos is. Many people are oblivious to the works of the arranger and songwriter, regarded by the critics and researchers as one of the most innovative talents in the history of MPB. But from now on, there are no more excuses: the album Ouro Negro, produced by musicians Zé Nogueira and Mario Adnet, is coming out. The CD (released on the label MP,B) features the two instrumentalists performing the sophisticated music of Santos—who is 75 years old and has lived in Los Angeles for the past 3 decades. In fact, the "secret" around Moacir Santos is not that secret

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ

Read "Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Anat Cohen Tentet SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA May 19, 2019 Swinging one moment, meditative the next. That typifies the style of clarinetist Anat Cohen. A native of jny: Tel Aviv, the 39-year-old Cohen studied at Berklee School of Music in jny: Boston before moving to jny: New York City. Over ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mauricio Pessoa: Without You

Read "Without You" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's an urbane aura surrounding the music of Mauricio Pessoa. From the mournful string strains that introduce a dewy-eyed “Saudade I" on through to the high society swing of the “Without You" closer, his writing proves evocative both in drawing attention to times past and highlighting the influence of past masters--Moacir Santos, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Lindolpho ...

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Gaia Wilmer: Migrations

Read "Migrations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sa coniugare feeling e complessità di scrittura Gaia Wilmer, sassofonista e compositrice brasiliana al suo debutto da leader. L'idea di formare quest'ottetto è nata nel primo anno di frequenza ai corsi di composizione jazz del Berklee College of Music e s'è concretizzata nel dicembre 2016 (dopo un annuncio su Kickstarter), durante il secondo anno di master ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anat Cohen/Fred Hersch: Live In Healdsburg

Read "Live In Healdsburg" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When you think of these two lauded artists, duo encounters aren't the first thing likely to come to mind. Pianist Fred Hersch spends most of his time toggling between solo and trio work, and it's almost impossible to keep up with the size and/or scope of clarinetist Anat Cohen's varied pursuits. But that's not to say ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ

Read "Anat Cohen Tentet at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Anat Cohen Tentet SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA December 3, 2017 An evening with clarinetist extraordinaire Anat Cohen is an unforgettable experience. Residents of San Francisco were fortunate to see Cohen and her Tentet at SFJAZZ on a cool Sunday evening. A native of Tel Aviv, the 38-year-old Cohen studied ...

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Anat Cohen's Brazilian Bonanza: Outra Coisa and Rosa Dos Ventos

Read "Anat Cohen's Brazilian Bonanza: Outra Coisa and Rosa Dos Ventos" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's not exactly a secret that Anat Cohen is smitten with the music of Brazil. Her clarinet is a key voice on the Choro Ensemble's albums, she's peppered her own dates with the work of Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Luiz Bonfa, and Hermeto Pascoal, and she made the rounds in New York clubs--and on a pair ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ricardo Bacelar’s new CD, "Concerto para Moviola," captures an exciting live performance by the dynamic Brazilian Pianist/Composer/Arranger

Ricardo Bacelar’s new CD, "Concerto para Moviola," captures an exciting live performance by the dynamic Brazilian Pianist/Composer/Arranger

Concerto para Moviola, the new CD from Brazilian pianist, composer, and arranger Ricardo Bacelar, puts jazz fusion of the 1970s and 1980s in the spotlight with tunes by Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Yellowjackets, Antonio Carlos Jobim and other greats. The new recording documents a performance specially produced for the traditional Guaramiranga Jazz and Blues Festival, held ...

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Barranquijazz 2015: Trombone Heaven in the Tropics

Read "Barranquijazz 2015: Trombone Heaven in the Tropics" reviewed by Mark Holston

It's impossible to know beforehand what individual performance at a multi-day jazz festival will be remembered as a certifiable highlight. Sometimes the key factor that makes such a magic moment possible is unpredictable and comes out of the blue. At Colombia's recent annual Barranquijazz Festival, the curiosity of a festival staff member led to a particularly ...

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Take Five with Eddie Reyes

Read "Take Five with Eddie Reyes" reviewed by Eddie Reyes

Meet Eddie Reyes: Eddie Reyes has evolved a unique and personal style on the guitar. Although for much of his playing career he has focused on electric jazz guitar, he now turns mostly to the acoustic. He has evolved his style from, first, a fascination with Brazilian Jazz to his present passion, Flamenco. In the ...


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