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Paulinho Garcia: Portrait in Black and White

Read "Portrait in Black and White" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Paulinho Garcia milks much from sheer simplicity. The liner notes state that he recorded Portrait in Black and White “as if I was in my own living room." Garcia succeeded. Accompanied by his Spanish guitar, this release is characterized by its overall openheartedness and cool intimacy.



His cozy voice travels through a well-trodden repertoire ...

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Francesco Cafiso: Portrait in Black and White

Read "Portrait in Black and White" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In un'Italia sempre più vecchia e poco incline a far spazio ai giovani, un talento precoce come Francesco Cafiso ha suscitato sorpresa, attenzione (soprattutto dai dai mass media, pronti a etichettare il giovane prodigio di turno) e diffusi riconoscimenti dal pubblico e dalla critica. Non sono mancati atteggiamenti di diffidenza, accentuati dal patronage di Wynton Marsalis, che ha fatto ...

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Helio Alves: Portrait in Black and White

Read "Portrait in Black and White" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Brazilian pianist Helio Alves has put together Portrait in Black and White , a wonderful trio collaboration with bassist Santi Debriano and drummer Matt Wilson, who appeared recently at the Montréal Jazz Festival as part of the Charlie Haden Trio.

The opener, “Frenzy," an Alves original, develops slowly within its circular theme, then accelerates ...

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Helio Alves: Portrait In Black And White

Read "Portrait In Black And White" reviewed by Rob Cline

Pianist Helio Alves has a light touch, dazzlingly fleet fingers and a knack for drawing listeners into a piece. All those gifts are display on his new album, Portrait in Black and White. Ably supported by bassist Santi Debriano and drummer Matt Wilson, Alves presents a collection highlighted by his originals and lightly spiced with Brazilian ...