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Dori Caymmi

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Dori Caymmi is an internationally celebrated composer and singer, having an expressive production recorded by many important artists worldwide, along with a prominent career as an arranger and producer, having also written music for soundtracks. The son of composer Dorival Caymmi and former singer Stella Maris (Adelaide Tostes Caymmi), Caymmi began very early to study music, taking up piano at eight with Lucia Branco, and later, with Nise Poggi Obino. Attending the Conservatório Lorenzo Fernandez for music theory classes, he also studied harmony with Paulo Silva and Moacir Santos. In 1959, he debuted on the stage, accompanying his sister Nana

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Aire

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Aire; Gracias a la vida; The Calling; Choro de Lua; Alfonsina y el mar; Passarinhadeira; Obra Filhia; Remanso; Papalote Intro; Papalote; Samba em preludio; Healer.

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience 2023

Read "Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience 2023" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience Downtown Aspen Aspen, Colorado June 22-24, 2023 Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) has been around as a concept for a few decades now. The format and specific locations have changed over the years, but the basic idea remains the same: go to a beautiful mountain location and ...

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Quietude

Label: Candid Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Voce e Eu (You and I); Marina ; Bahia Com H; So Tinha Que Ser Com Voce (This Love that I've Found) ; Olha (Look); Bahia Medley: Saudade da Bahia/ Voce Ja Foi a Bahia; Eu Samba Mesmo (I Really Samba); Bolinha de Papel (A Little Paper Ball); Tim-Tim Por Tim-Tim; Brigas Nunca Mais (Fight No More); Saveiros.

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Article: Album Review

Eliane Elias: Quietude

Read "Quietude" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Brazilian-born pianist/vocalist and multi-Grammy-winning artist Eliane Elias returns to her musical roots on Quietude, her 31st album as leader and a follow up to her Grammy Award-winning album Mirror, Mirror (Candid Records, 2021), a duet with the late Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes. Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in New York, on this album Elias ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Joanie Pallatto

Read "Take Five with Joanie Pallatto" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Joanie Pallatto In February 2021, the Chicago Music Awards bestowed Joanie Pallatto with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Music Industry. Described by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune as having “a stirring and special voice," Joanie Pallatto is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ...

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Article: Album Review

Zeena Quinn: Going My Way

Read "Going My Way" reviewed by Jack Bowers


With so many singers these days competing to tempt the ears of an ever-shrinking jazz audience, success often rests not only on the talents of the vocalist but on the songs he or she chooses to interpret. On Going My Way, San Francisco-based vocalist Zeena Quinn puts her best foot forward on the opening numbers, “Lover" ...

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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

Cathy Segal-Garcia: The Jazz Chamber

Read "The Jazz Chamber" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


On this album, Cathy Segal-Garcia, a vocalist and educator on the Los Angeles jazz scene, comes up with something special, working with a chamber orchestra and a group of jazz musicians to produce a wide-ranging program that veers from lush romanticism to complex jazz-funk. On much of the disc, Segal-Garcia's thick, classically formal voice, ...

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Article: Album Review

Dan Costa: Suite Três Rios

Read "Suite Três Rios" reviewed by Paul Naser


The rich musical history of Brazilian music parallels the development of jazz in the United States' in many ways. At the same time, the two informed and influenced each other as they matured. Brazilian legends like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Dori Caymmi are remembered for their influence on the development of Bossa Nova, and Jobim, like ...


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