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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

Pretty World

Label: Blue Line Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Pretty World; Como E Gostoso Sonhar; Down in Brazil; Beijo No Arpoador; Nothing Compares; Esto Voltando As Flores; Winter Samba; Circo Da Vida; Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar.

Album

Octet And Originals

Label: AAM Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Heart Of Brazil; Boogie Baiäo, Emaú; Cascavel; Pretty World; Teletema; Feito Em Casa; Minor Chord; Zabumbaia; Modern Toada.

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Article: Album Review

Antonio Adolfo: Octet And Originals

Read "Octet And Originals" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Some people can probably say what they were doing the first time they heard modern Brazilian music. The first wave hit in the early '60s with Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos Jobim, but there has been a great deal of water over the dam since then. Stylistic variety, regional variations, new composers, two generations of ...

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Daniela Soledade: Pretty World

Read "Pretty World" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Brazilian singer and composer Daniela Soledade presents her sophomore release Pretty World continuing a family tradition of exploration into light bossa nova music. Recognized as a proponent for a new bossa nova sound, her unique hushed-styled vocals distinguish this singer from the other vocalists of the genre. Born in Rio de Janeiro where the album was ...

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Antonio Adolfo: Octet And Originals

Read "Octet And Originals" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Antonio Adolfo is a pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader in the Latin jazz tradition, but his music is informed by Brazilian musical styles of the samba, bossa, quadrilha and toada. This latest Adolfo release entitled Octet And Originals features all his original compositions and are played by a stellar band of musicians who have been connected ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Large Jazz Ensembles, Past And Present

Read "Large Jazz Ensembles, Past And Present" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show on jazz orchestras and big bands begins and ends with Duke Ellington. In between, it includes Michael Gibbs, Count Basie, the Either/Orchestra, Chico O'Farrill, George Russell and several others. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ernie Andrews, Elvin Jones & Kassa Overall

Read "Ernie Andrews, Elvin Jones & Kassa Overall" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We start the 742nd Episode of Neon Jazz with a new force in jazz by the name of Kassa Overall with music from his album Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz. From there, we hear from his mentor in Elvin Jones. The remaining hour is a cascade of quality new jazz from the likes ...

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New Releases, Jazz Birthdays With A Celebration of the 48th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark

Read "New Releases, Jazz Birthdays With A Celebration of the 48th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Irene Jalenti, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Sasha Dobson, saxophonist Azar Lawrence, trumpeter Thomas Heflin, and pianist Deanna Witkowski's tribute to Mary Lou Williams, plus birthday shoutouts to Dolly Parton, Barbara Carroll, Etta James, among others. In the second hour, a celebration of the 48th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's ...

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.


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