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Mauricio de Souza

Born in Brasília, Brazil, Maurício de Souza is a jazz drummer who easily performs in both traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. His good taste and finesse have allowed him to play in numerous settings with various accomplished musicians. De Souza was a pupil of world renowned jazz drummer Joe Morello. He has also studied with Ney Rosauro and distinguished all-round percussion teacher Glenn Weber. Aside from the inspiration of Mr. Morello, other influential performers include Buddy Rich, Airto Moreira, Dave Weckl, Roy Haynes, and Bill Stewart. ​Coming from a musical family, de Souza began playing the drums at age eleven

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mauricio de Souza: Trajetórias

Read "Trajetórias" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The quiet masterpiece Trajetórias captures drummer, composer, arranger and bandleader Maurício de Souza leading his jazz ensemble Bossa Brazil in a beautiful live performance through Brazilian pop and jazz classics from the pens of such legends as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Milton Nascimento and Pat Metheny.

Producer de Souza envelops each live performance ...

Warm Climates, Cool Sounds: Southern Hemispheric Survey

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Afro-Cuban All Stars
Absolutely Live II
DM Ahora! Productions
2017

You can find many groups who call themselves “Afro-Cuban All Stars." But few have the pedigree of this ensemble led by vocalist Juan de Marcos, co-architect of the legendary Cuban roots Buena Vista Social Club sessions (1997, Nonesuch/Elektra) ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Mauricio de Souza Strikes the Right Note

Read "Mauricio de Souza Strikes the Right Note" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

Moonstruck Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge owners Luke Magliaro and Howard Raczkiewicz hired a trio not long ago for a Friday night gig at their popular bistro in Asbury Park, and they got a quartet. Drummer Mauricio de Souza and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi teamed up with pianist-trumpeter Alan Chaubert. Close your eyes and you hear a quartet. ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Mauricio de Souza: Different Directions

Read "Mauricio de Souza: Different Directions" reviewed by Alain Londes

Brazilian music and jazz intermingle with other touches to produce Mauricio de Souza's Different Directions. There are a lot of different exposés, particularly of Brazilian rhythmic styles interpreted by a wonderful collection of artists contributing their artistic talents. Bossa Brazil lends itself more towards Brazilian music while the Mauricio de Souza group will have more traditional ...

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All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Mauricio de Souza - Different Directions“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on January 10th. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of Mauricio de Souza at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! About Different Directions In Different Directions, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Two Free MP3s by Mauricio de Souza and Bossa Brazil at All About Jazz

Download two free tracks courtesy of percussionist Mauricio de Souza and his band Bossa Brazil; including “La Vamos Nos" from his latest album Different Directions. La Vamos Nos
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From: Different Directions (Pulsa Music) Firm Roots
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From: Here. There... (Pulsa Music) About ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mauricio de Souza

Read "Take Five With Mauricio de Souza" reviewed by Mauricio de Souza

Meet Mauricio de Souza:
Born in Brasilia, Brazil, Mauricio de Souza is a jazz drummer who easily performs in both traditional jazz and Brazilian jazz styles. His good taste and finesse have allowed him to play in numerous settings with various accomplished musicians. Mauricio studied with world renowned jazz drummer and master teacher Joe ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mauricio De Souza: Here. There...

Read "Here. There..." reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Drummer Mauricio De Souza has roots in both Brazilian music and jazz. It follows that he would issue Here. There ..., a recording that presents both.

De Souza was born in Brasilia, Brazil. Among his inspirations are Buddy Rich, Airto Moreira and Dave Weckl. His two ensembles--Bossa Brazil and Mauricio De Souza Group--are employed ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 20, 2010

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