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Two For Brazil: Plays the Standards

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Two For Brazil: Plays the Standards A caipirinha is a Brazilian drink that is as citrically tangy as it is sweet, as punchy as it is smooth. Such flavoring is reflected on Plays the Standards.



Two for Brazil is, as its name suggests, a duo: tenor/flautist Greg Fishman and guitarist/vocalist Paulinho Garcia. Although their playing is extremely economical by necessity, its emotive effectiveness fills up the date with luscious melodically percussive sensuousness. A delightful guitar-flute junction beautified by mature, earthy and relaxed vocals on "Tis Autumn" validates such claims. The flute solo is precise, playful, well breathed, melodically rich and harmoniously enriching –as are all the sax versions throughout the record. What's more, both musicians manage to make you hear what’s not there. You can feel a rhythm section, for example, where there’s none. That’s not easily achieved –it takes discipline not to fill the actual or perceived gaps in a performance by overplaying to compensate for them. Good music needs to breathe freely at its own pace and such delicate balance requires talent, discipline and maturity. Two For Brazil have this kind of vision.

The 16 tunes in the recording dwell within proverbial Brazilian musical precincts such as bossa nova and samba, with plenty of eased romance on the arms of jazz standards. It’s a concept and a performance that works very well. Plenty of familiar beauty on this album.



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Track Listing: 1. Fascinating Rhythm 2. We'll Be Together Again 3. Tis Autumn 4. Song of the Jet (Samba Do Aviao) 5. Daahoud 6. Embraceable You 7. Hello Dolly 8. Mam'selle 9. Round Midnight 10. On Green Dolphin Street 11. Black Orpheus 12. Indian Summe 13. Angel Eyes 14. Thanks For The Memory 15. All The Things You Are 16. There Will Never Be Another You

Personnel: Greg Fishman: Tenor Saxophone & Flute. Paulinho Garcia: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals.

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Jazzmin Records | Style: Brazilian


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