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Gal Costa

Gal Costa - Brazilian vocalist Essentially the first lady of Brazilian music, Gal Costa was among the musical rebels who gathered under the Tropicalia banner in the late-1960s/early-'70s, espousing a countercultural aesthetic that advanced Brazilian pop beyond bossa nova and samba into challenging new territory. Her big, bold style found her belting out melodies diva-style one moment and indulging in psychedelic, avant garde freakouts the next. In the '80s, like many of her peers, Costa switched to a slick, commercial pop sound, but by the '90s she started getting back to her roots, managing to work with one of her heroes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, shortly before his death. Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos, was born 1946 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Thiago Pach

A Brazilian professional actor and singer, Thiago Pach is well known for his strong and versatile tenor voice and for his sensitive performances of an eclectic musical selection that goes from Blues and Jazz songs to the most extraordinary Brazilian popular music repertory. He started his studies in drama when he was fourteen, in O Tablado, a drama school from Maria Clara Machado. At this age he was already strongly involved in theater and music. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on the 30th of June 1983. Music was a big part of his childhood: in his home he has listened to a lot of different kinds of music

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A Musical Portrait of Ken Vandermark

Read "A Musical Portrait of Ken Vandermark" reviewed by Centro d'Arte Padova

For our second contribution to All About Jazz's Mixcloud column, we introduce a mixtape series that we've curated since 2016, entitled “50/50." Through these selections we aim to present a comprehensive overview of the artists invited to play at Centro d'Arte through a mix of their music, curated by us, and of music that inspires them, ...

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ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Oscar Del Barba

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Oscar Del Barba" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Brad Mehldau-Live in Marciac (Nonesuch -2011). Un doppio con DVD. Un'ennesima dimostrazione della grandezza di questo che potrei considerare senza dubbio come uno dei più grandi pianisti di tutti i tempi. 02. Johan Sebastian Bach -Passione secondo Matteo. Direttore Sir George Solti (Decca -1990). Capolavoro della musica del grande Maestro. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

By Gabriel Medina Arenas Sweden and Brazil are more than 6,400 miles apart. Their weather, culture, customs and folklore couldn't be more different, but music proves once again to be a universal language that builds bridges even between such contrasting lands. The Swedish guitarist Tobias Grim has a deep love for the “South American giant" and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Bebel Gilberto: New York City, NY, July 21, 2012

Read "Bebel Gilberto: New York City, NY, July 21, 2012" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Bebel GilbertoBrazil Summerfest at Central Park SummerstageJuly 21, 2012New York, NYAs part of the 2012 edition of Brazil Summerfest, a New York city-wide event of contemporary Brazilian music, singer Bebel Gilberto took to the stage at Rumsey Playfield for the second time in her career, following a very eclectic performance by ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Anna Borges and Bill Ward: Receita de Samba

Read "Receita de Samba" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Boston area husband and wife team Anna Borges and Bill Ward are the creative force behind Receita de Samba, a collection of 11 classics by various Brazilian composers. Both sing on alternate tracks that mix samba and bossa nova with other regional variations. A percussion heavy band that also includes flutist Amir Milstein ...

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Concepts of Pain: The Stuff of the Sixties

Read "Concepts of Pain: The Stuff of the Sixties" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

This chapter is an excerpt from Naked Mind: On Music and Power, a work in progress by All About Jazz contributor Gordon Marshall. It is said that the '60s ended in 1974, with Richard Nixon's resignation. On the one hand, there was nothing left to believe in. On the other, there was ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Sandro Albert: A Bard’s Journey

Read "Sandro Albert: A Bard’s Journey" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

His voice is soft and as lyrical as the music he composes and plays. Hearing the young and immensely talented guitarist, Sandro Albert speak can calm even the most frayed nerves. Nervousness was never an issue, but it is always exciting to speak with an accomplished musician. Albert is certainly one. He was born in Brazil ...


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