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Dori Caymmi

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

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Ninho de Vespa

Read "Ninho de Vespa" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Elettrizzante. Il Frevo è un genere musicale e una danza nata alla fine dell'800 a Pernambuco nel Nordeste del Brasile e associata a quel carnevale. È caratterizzato da un ritmo frenetico, quasi parossistico, e nella metà del secolo scorso s'è imposto al carnevale di Rio, diventando il ritmo tradizionale dell'intera Nazione. Un po' com'è successo al ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

John Daversa: Kaleidoscope Eyes

Read "John Daversa: Kaleidoscope Eyes" reviewed by Paul Naser

Internationally renowned performer, composer, arranger, band leader, teacher; John Daversa's talents include these among many others. His in demand skills as a world-class trumpet player have led him to perform on such prestigious stages as the Monterey Jazz, Montreal Jazz and Montreux Festivals, on such well known American programs as Late Nite with David Letterman and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Arrival: Chegada 3

Read "Chegada 3" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Led by internationally renowned drummer Russ Miller, The Arrival Trio is a modern jazz group from Los Angeles which currently focuses on music from the contemporary side of jazz. Miller's previous efforts included projects of jazz fusion and a concentration on various drum solo albums which, he has now decided to move away from in favor ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Spok Frevo Orquestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Read "Spok Frevo Orquestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Frevo--a feverish, exuberant dance music from the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil--made its Big Apple debut last night (October 25th, 2014) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Theater. Virtually unknown in the U.S., it was originated by a composer known as Zuzinha as a street martial arts/ dance music and organized around carnival in cities ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves at 54 Below

Read "Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves at 54 Below" reviewed by Nick Catalano

One of Gotham's newest music rooms 54 Below has decided to feature Brazilian music this summer and two veteran Brasileros--Maucha Adnet and Helio Alves--recently added their contributions. Performing music from Milagre (ZOHO, 2013), the duo invited clarinetist Anat Cohen and percussionist Cyro Baptista for the date. Brazilian vocalists have been populating the jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ricardo Silveira & Roberto Taufic: Atlanticos

Read "Atlanticos" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

What do you get when two top-flight studio guitarists grab their acoustic axes and get together to bask in the glow of Brazilian music? The answer is the resplendent Atlanticos. Ricardo Silveira is a Brazilian-born-and-based, Berklee-trained guitarist who's recorded hundreds of sessions, backing everybody from flautist Herbie Mann to Brazilian icons like Gilberto ...


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