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Back to Brazil: Part Three

Read "Back to Brazil: Part Three" reviewed by Mark Holston

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A singer who needs no introduction, Eliane Elias sculpts a predictably sensual soundscape on Love Stories (Concord). The nine-track project features a string orchestra and lush arrangements by Rob Mathes, unobtrusive rhythm section chores by a cadre of Brazilian percussionists, and the steady hand of bassist ...

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Two Duos Go Brazilian

Read "Two Duos Go Brazilian" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The male-female duos on these two recordings delve deeply into Brazilian music, but do so in very different ways.

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini
Setting Rays Of Summer
Self Produced
2019

This is a duo recording in the true sense because the only sounds on this disc come ...

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Benji Kaplan: Chorando Sete Cores

Read "Chorando Sete Cores" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Composer and guitarist Benji Kaplan is an artist that brings vivid colors to his music, both in sound and imagery. Kaplan has three albums already in his growing discography: Meditações no violão, a solo guitar album, Reveries em Som, an album of duets with flautist Anne Drummond; and Uai Sô, a project that features various ensembles ...