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Felipe Salles

Felipe Salles is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who currently lives and performs in New York City. His group, The Felipe Salles Quintet is the result of this cultural fusion, a blend of elements from two of the richest musical traditions in the world: Brazilian/Latin music and Jazz. Before coming to the United States, Felipe was active in numerous combos and bands as a saxophonist, composer and arranger. He played with such bands as Octeto de Musica Brasileira, Zerro Santos Big Band, Banda Farinha Seca, Zydeco Band, Santa Gafieira, Sampa Crew, Savoy Quartet, and the Axel Fisch Group, and has performed with Brazilian artists such as Daniela Mercury, Paulo Moura and Wagner Tiso

The New Immigrant Experience

Label: Tapestry Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD1: Introduction; Did You Eat?; Their Stories Have Never Been Told; An Education to Begin With; A Part and Not the Other; Survivor’s Guilt. CD2: It’s Just Lines on the Ground; Built on Thin Air; Crossing Barriers; These Things That Are Taken for Granted; Coda.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble: The New Immigrant Experience

Read "The New Immigrant Experience" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Is it mere coincidence, or does the rise in the number of “concept" albums by jazz big bands signal that the trend is here to stay? Trumpeter Brian Lynch won a 2020 Grammy Award for his Journey Through Literature in Music, and there have been other tenet-based enterprises within the past year by Dan Jonas, John ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Felipe Salles: The Lullaby Project

Read "The Lullaby Project" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato a São Paulo, il compositore e bandleader Felipe Salles vive negli Stati Uniti dal 1995 e insegna dal 2010 all'università di Amherst, Massachusetts. Come molti brasiliani della sua generazione fonde i contenuti musicali assorbiti nell'infanzia con le molteplici influenze ricevute da adulto nell'attività professionale. Ha pubblicato già vari album, dimostrandosi artista eclettico che non ...

The Lullaby Project

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Lullaby #1; Lullaby #2; Lullaby #3; Lullaby #4; Lullaby #5; Odd Tango; Astor Square; Carla’s Tango.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble: The Lullaby Project

Read "The Lullaby Project" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The five profound and picturesque lullabies on Brazilian-born, Massachusetts-based composer-arranger Felipe Salles' new CD, The Lullaby Project, are followed by three tango-inspired themes whose texture mirrors the bright and rhythmic musical landscape of his native country and southern neighbor Argentina. Salles' concepts are brought vividly to life by the nineteen-piece Interconnections Ensemble which has no trouble ...

Varanda

Label: Tapestry
Released: 2017
Track listing: Sunuosa; Cobalt Blue; Maracatim; Sunset; Jack And The Goblin Brother; Varanda; Reunion; Mathias; BR; Yesterdays.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Reunion Project: Varanda

Read "Varanda" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If ever there was a gathering that's true to name and a misnomer, this is it. The Reunion Project isn't a glimpse at a band reformation or a grand comeback statement, but rather an expression of shared experiences, influences, and actions. It's both a look back to earlier times and the dawn of a new adventure. ...

Ugandan Suite

Label: Tapestry
Released: 2014
Track listing: Movement 1 – The Buffalo; Movement 2 – The Elephant; Movement 3 – The Leopard; Movement 4 – The Rinhoceros; Movement 5 – The Lion.

Uganda Suite

Label: Tapestry Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Movement 1--The Buffalo; Movement 2--The Elephant; Movement 3--The Leopard; Movement 4--The Rhinoceros; Movement 5--The Lion.


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