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Article: Album Review

Dave Zinno Unisphere: Fetish

Read "Fetish" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Dave Zinno's New York-based Unisphere is a quintet/sometime sextet that is rhythmically sound, melodically smooth and anchored by his assertive bass lines. The group employs a splendid two-horn front line (tenor saxophonist Mike Tucker, trumpeter Eric Benny Bloom) and adds a third, trombonist/arranger Rafael Rocha, on the freewheeling closer, “Meu Fraco e Cafe Forte" (in English, ...

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Article: New York Beat

Helio Alves and Duduka Da Fonseca: The Indomitable Brazilians

Read "Helio Alves and Duduka Da Fonseca: The Indomitable Brazilians" reviewed by Nick Catalano


Undeterred by the pandemic, camaradas Helio Alves and Duduka Da Fonseca continue their masterful musicianship in Gotham boîtes wearing masks as they consistently perform ever-fresh music from the Brazilian archives. Performing at Smalls Jazz Club on April 28 in front of stouthearted souls representing New York's proud jazz patronage while streaming the show for worldwide adherents, ...

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Article: New York Beat

Jazz at Kitano: Duduka Da Fonseca and Brazilian Express

Read "Jazz at Kitano: Duduka Da Fonseca and Brazilian Express" reviewed by Nick Catalano


Brazilian percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca has led a variety of groups in Gotham venues for the past several years, performing the wildly popular samba music he learned growing up in Rio de Janeiro. His December 8 performance at The Kitano Hotel lounge in New York City was a high point of the holiday season, celebrating the ...

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Article: Album Review

Victor Assis Brasil: Esperanto/Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Read "Esperanto/Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


By the summer of 1970, popular music's lunatic joyride through the 1960s had fully careened into the new decade. Almost anything and everything still seemed possible. That summer, saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil returned to his home in Brazil from studies (alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, and others) at the Berklee College of Music to ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

From Choro to Chaos

Read "From Choro to Chaos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Berkeley Choro Ensemble The View from Here Self-Produced 2017 Like its organic natural wonders, the music of Brazil seems to flourish in different forms and styles of beauty. But much of its music has grown from the root of choro: Born in the mid-to late-1800s from the joining ...

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Article: Album Review

Duduka Da Fonseca: Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador

Read "Duduka Da Fonseca Trio Plays Dom Salvador" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


It would be something of an understatement to say that the music of pianist Dom Salvador served as a formative influence for drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. As a teenage musician, Da Fonseca absorbed every phrase and nuance that drummer Edison Machado put to wax on Salvador's immortal Rio 65 Trio (Philips, 1965). That recording, and that ...

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Article: New York Beat

Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano


The Brazilian tidal wave which has been building throughout the fall at Dizzy's continued its flow with a holiday line-up of samba stalwarts. Led by percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves and vocalist Maucha Adnet, the all-star group featured sax/ clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Hans Glawischnig. Most interesting ...

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Article: Album Review

Duduka Da Fonseca Trio: New Samba Jazz Directions

Read "New Samba Jazz Directions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca wasn't the first to fuse the rhythmic patterns of Brazil's samba and bossa nova with jazz language and mannerisms, but he's done more with that combination than anybody before him. In the liner notes for New Samba Jazz Directions, Da Fonseca notes that drummer Edison Machado-- working with pianist Dom Salvador and ...

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Article: Live Review

Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves: New York, NY, December 22, 2012

Read "Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves: New York, NY, December 22, 2012" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Duduka Da Fonseca and Helio AlvesDizzy's Club Coca-ColaNew York, New YorkDecember 22, 2012The air in New York's Central Park carried a chill on the Saturday night before Christmas, 2012, but a balmy Brazilian atmosphere was keeping folks warm a stone's throw away, inside Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and ...


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