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Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Born on December 17, 1944 in São Paulo, Brazil, Barbosa-Lima grew up in the Brooklyn district of the city. He states that he began playing guitar when he was seven. Barbosa-Lima recalls that his father, Manuel Carlos, hired an instructor to teach him how to play guitar. The lessons were then transferred from the father to the son, and the child became known in the neighborhood as a prodigy. After two years of lessons with Benedito Moreira, the young man was introduced to Brazilian guitarist composer Luiz Bonfá. Under the recommendation of Bonfa, Barbosa-Lima was directed to Isaias Savio, the father of the classical guitar school of Brasil

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Dafnis Prieto: Cross-Cultural Mix

Read "Dafnis Prieto: Cross-Cultural Mix" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dafnis Prieto is one of the leading drummers and composers of his generation. Forty-four years old and Cuban born, Prieto moved to jny: New York City in 1999. The early 2000's found Prieto employed as a sideman by several prominent musicians, including Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Dave Samuels and Arturo O'Farrill. In the following ...

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Dafnis Prieto: una miscela di culture

Read "Dafnis Prieto: una miscela di culture" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dafnis Prieto è uno dei massimi batteristi e compositori della sua generazione. 44 anni, nato a Cuba, Prieto è emigrato nel 1999 a New York dove ha iniziato a collaborare con i massimi leader latini (Eddie Palmieri, Michel Camilo, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Arturo O'Farrill) e con esponenti d'avanguardia come Henry Threadgill e Steve Coleman. Dotato di una ...

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Sandro Albert: Vertical

Read "Vertical" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Ever since the path-breaking, horn-like excursions of guitarist Charlie Christian in Benny Goodman's band, the language and literature of the guitar have forever been changed. Today's exponents, from Pat Metheny to Fred Frith, have stretched its boundaries, albeit from dramatically different perspectives of the musical spectrum. Sandro Albert fits somewhere in the dynamic pantheon of guitarists, ...

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Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue

Read "Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Carlos Barbosa-Lima Merengue Zoho Music 2009There is distinct nobility surrounding the virtuosity of guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima. His South American sojourn, Merengue, presents sweeping vistas and myriad emotions described with degrees of technical superiority only a few other musicians have achieved. Unfortunately, Barbosa-Lima's reputation has not kept pace with ...

Merengue

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2009
Track listing: Invocation to Xango; Merengue; Valeiro; Modinha; Batuque; Camino De Pedra; El Marabino; Seis Por Derecho; Prelude No. 2; Seis Milonga; Danza Del Altiplano; Guajira Criolla; Cajita de Musica; Canhoto; Implicante; Cancion Carorena; Pais de Abanico; Nunca Te Olvido; Escorregando; Fantasy on a Hawaiian Lullaby.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue

Read "Merengue" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima has been enchanting listeners for over 50 years. During that time he has made his mark in live performances, as well as the 50 albums he has released. His sense of rhythm and melody, time and pulse, and his ability to enhance the mood through dynamics and harmony give his music an incipient ...

Carioca

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2006
Track listing: Cochichando; Passeio No Rio; Carioca; Carinhoso; Samba de Orfeu; Um Amor de Valsa; Um a Zero; Desafinado; Romance; Brejeiro; Renunciar; Entre Guitarra y Voz; Soy; Odeon; Poema de Amor; Samba de uma Nota S

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Carioca

Read "Carioca" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Carlos Barbosa-Lima has the ability to enrich a song with remarkable grace. He makes each one sing eloquently, bringing out its inherent beauty, not hurrying his passage as he lights a spark underneath. While his technique is undeniable, his creativity is the trump card. Barbosa-Lima's choice of tunes on Carioca is judicious. He draws ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Carioca

Read "Carioca" reviewed by Jim Santella

As guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima interprets the songs of Central and South American composers both classic and contemporary, he creates a lovely album of soft, tropical harmony. Ethereal in its mood and graceful in its dancing rhythms, Carioca represents a casual panorama of Rio de Janeiro. In Barbosa-Lima's hands, the acoustic guitar carries a wide-ranging ...


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