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David Feldman: Horizonte

Read "Horizonte" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Fans of the music always remember their first aural encounters with talents of note. In the case of this writer's awakening to the wonder that is pianist David Feldman, the initial point of contact was drummer Duduka Da Fonseca's Plays Toninho Horta (Zoho Music, 2011). That date--the first of three fine outings that Da Fonseca's trio ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz

Read "Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz" reviewed by Samuel Quinto

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. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ecuador Jazz 2016

Read "Ecuador Jazz 2016" reviewed by Mark Holston

Ecuador Jazz 2016
Quito, Ecuador
February 10-21, 2016

When jazz cognoscente discuss their favorite festival destinations, it's understandable if Quito, Ecuador is seldom, if ever, mentioned. Geographically isolated in the mountainous reaches of South America's second smallest Spanish- speaking nation, this hilly, equator-hugging capital city of some two million souls is surrounded ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene

Read "Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene" reviewed by Mark Holston

Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens
The Triple Door
Seattle, Washington
May 22, 2015

Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and educator Antonio Adolfo made a rare West Coast appearance for a one- niter on May 22 at a storied downtown jny: Seattle, Washington venue, The Triple Door. The jny: Rio de Janeiro native, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

By Gabriel Medina Arenas Sweden and Brazil are more than 6,400 miles apart. Their weather, culture, customs and folklore couldn't be more different, but music proves once again to be a universal language that builds bridges even between such contrasting lands. The Swedish guitarist Tobias Grim has a deep love for the “South American giant" and it's magical ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz: Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live

Read "Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Kate McGarry has always defied easy classification. She's a jazz singer, and a folk singer too; she could also be filed under mainstream pop, but then, what's all that esoteric Brazilian music doing in her repertoire?

The answer is simple: McGarry is her own genre, applying her clear and beautiful voice to whatever material ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano

The Brazilian tidal wave which has been building throughout the fall at Dizzy's continued its flow with a holiday line-up of samba stalwarts. Led by percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves and vocalist Maucha Adnet, the all-star group featured sax/ clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Hans Glawischnig.

Most interesting ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kate McGarry Will Release "Genevieve & Ferdinand" On February 4 On Sunnyside Records

Kate McGarry Will Release "Genevieve & Ferdinand" On February 4 On Sunnyside Records

New CD Is a Dynamic Duet with Her Husband, Guitarist Keith Ganz Grammy-nominated vocalist Kate McGarry, whose most recent release (2012's Girl Talk) scored top honors on many of last year's Best Of lists, will take a slightly different tack on her first release for Sunnyside Records. Genevieve & Ferdinand, an intimate live set which features McGarry's soaring vocals bolstered by ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Antonio Loureira Mixes Things Up, from Brazil to the Globe

“I didn’t want to make music that was exactly right. It makes me frustrated. I want to have fun. I want to play.” Antonio Loureiro is a man with a singular vision for his music. For the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and singer, the magic exists in the moment, in spontaneity, where barriers between songs and instrumentals don’t exist. ...

Helio Alves and Duduka Da Fonseca (HD2): Songs from the Last Century

Read "Songs from the Last Century" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

One of the many delights of writing for All About Jazz is stumbling upon a great CD from the past, and being able to bring it to an audience that might have missed its debut. It's clear that Songs from the Last Century is one of these rare gems--even before a single note is heard, the ...