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Antonio Adolfo

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Antonio Adolfo is an important composer, having written songs recorded by many Brazilian and International artists. He also had a noted role in the process of making important music available through independent production, through the creation of the pioneer independent label Artezanal.

As an arranger, he worked for several musicians and singers.

The son of Yolanda Maurity, a music teacher and violinist of the orchestra of the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Antonio Adolfo began to study music very early. At seven, he began his violin studies with Paulina D'Ambrozzio

Album

Cafe Fon Fon

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Isabel; Each and Every Week; Bossa no Choro; O Barquinho; Smile on Your Face; Para Lill Fest; Ela e Carioca; Avocado.

Album

Jobim Forever

Label: AAM Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Girl From Ipanema; Wave; A Felicidade; How Insensitive; Favela (O Morro Nao Tem Vez); Inutil Paisagem; Agua De Beber; Amparo/Intro:Por Toda A Minha Vida; Estrada Do Sol

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Article: Album Review

Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever

Read "Jobim Forever" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pianist, composer, educator and arranger extraordinaire, Antonio Adolfo has been at the forefront of the samba and bossa nova genre for decades. A proponent of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Adolfo pays tribute to the genre master on the splendid Jobim Forever. This homage focuses on the icon's work from the 1960s, selecting songs that ...

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Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever

Read "Jobim Forever" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Really, is there anyone who does not like Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom)? Antonio Adolfo, the pianist, arranger, and producer behind this wonderful recording, seems to have lived in a parallel universe to many of us. He says, and it rings true, at the age of twelve, Jobim's music was “love at first sight" in Brazil. Well, ...

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Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever

Read "Jobim Forever" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


It might be expected that everything one might want to say or write or play about Antonio Carlos Jobim and his music would have been done already. Apparently not. Pianist and friend Antonio Adolfo wanted to go back to the period of the 1960s, to record those Jobim compositions that Adolfo fell in love with as ...

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Article: Album Review

Phill Fest: Cafe Fon Fon

Read "Cafe Fon Fon" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While there is no sure cure for the blues, a large dose of Brazilian music often comes about as close to driving the dark clouds away as any remedy a physician is likely to prescribe. It is hard to listen to an album such as guitarist-composer Phill Fest's sunny Café Fon Fon without smiling and tapping ...

Album

BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento

Label: AAM Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Fe Cega, Faca Amolada; Nada Sera Como Ante; Outubro; Canção Do Sal; Encontros E Despedidas; Três Pontas; Cais; Caxanga; Tristesse.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hard Bop Still Cookin’ - Terell Stafford, The Cookers, Aaron Diehl, Chano Dominguez, Poncho Sanchez

Read "Hard Bop Still Cookin’ - Terell Stafford, The Cookers, Aaron Diehl, Chano Dominguez, Poncho Sanchez" reviewed by Russell Perry


Since the 1950s, there have consistently been players who found in Hard Bop a comfortable place to return to, even as the focus of the music ebbed and flowed. Perhaps, this is because so many heroes of modern jazz created the music that defined the genre, players like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, ...

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Article: Album Review

Antonio Adolfo: BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento

Read "BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Antonio Adolfo and Milton Nascimento are two legends of Brazilian music. These individuals have had a long history of friendship and appreciation, so it should come as no surprise that Adolfo decided to put together an album dedicated to the music of Nascimento. Hence BruMa : Celebrating Milton Nascimento. The reach and influence of ...


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