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Gilberto Gil

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Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), known professionally as Gilberto Gil (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈbɛʁtu ˈʒiw]), is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae. Gil started to play music as a child and was a teenager when he joined his first band

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News: Recording

Renown Brazilian Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Releases 'Congênito' Which Showcases His Virtuosic Musicianship And World-Class Recording Facility Jasmin Studio

Renown Brazilian Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Releases  'Congênito' Which Showcases His Virtuosic Musicianship And World-Class Recording Facility Jasmin Studio

Brazilian pianist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Bacelar will release his latest solo album entitled Congênito on August 5. It follows the release of the album's first single, “O último por do sol," in early July. Sonically a mix of pop, world, Jazz, and fusion, the recording showcases Bacelar's virtuosic ability as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and accomplished ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gilberto Gil

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gilberto Gil

All About Jazz is celebrating Gilberto Gil's birthday today! Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), known professionally as Gilberto Gil (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈbɛʁtu ˈʒiw]), is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gilberto Gil

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gilberto Gil

All About Jazz is celebrating Gilberto Gil's birthday today! Gilberto Gil carries out a fundamental role in the constant modernization process of Brazilian popular music. Partaking of this scene for 41 years, he has developed one of the most relevant and renown careers as a singer, composer and guitar-player in this field. Gil has had his ...

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News: Recording

Acclaimed Brazilian Guitarist Ricardo Silveira Releases 'Solo' On Moondo Music

Acclaimed Brazilian Guitarist Ricardo Silveira Releases 'Solo' On Moondo Music

Renowned Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira released his first solo album, aptly titled Solo (April 16, 2021, Moondo Music LLC). Silveira is a prolific recording and performing artist in both Brazil and the United States. He has worked with a Who’s Who of legendary Brazilian artists, and he has recorded over a dozen albums as a leader ...

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News: Recording

Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar makes a 'Live' statement with 'Nothing Will Be As It Was'

Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar makes a 'Live' statement with 'Nothing Will Be As It Was'

Brazil is leading the world per capita in coronavirus cases making it unlikely that people will be cramming into a concert venue anytime soon to hear live music. Then there is the recent unrest that erupted in response to civil injustices in the US that bodes to spark meaningful change around the world. These are the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Genius of Kenny Kirkland - Part 2

Read "The Genius of Kenny Kirkland - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A classical musical upbringing; a deep knowledge of contemporary classical masters; a career that rapidly saw him develop affinities and life-long collaborations with mainstream and forward-looking jazz musicians, both from the US and from abroad; equally at home with fusion, pop and rock. In sum, Kenny Kirkland epitomized that kind of musician that defies categorization which ...

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News: Video / DVD

Timeless And Influential Sounds Of Bossa Nova And Samba Celebrated With Summer Samba!

Timeless And Influential Sounds Of Bossa Nova And Samba Celebrated With Summer Samba!

As temperatures heat up and summer kicks into high gear, UMe and Verve invite you to kick back, relax and enjoy Summer Samba!, an audio and visual feast for the senses celebrating the timeless and influential sounds of samba and bossa nova. The month-long tribute will pair some of the biggest songs in this soothing and ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gilberto Gil

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gilberto Gil

All About Jazz is celebrating Gilberto Gil's birthday today! Gilberto Gil carries out a fundamental role in the constant modernization process of Brazilian popular music. Partaking of this scene for 41 years, he has developed one of the most relevant and renown careers as a singer, composer and guitar-player in this field. Gil has had his ...

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Article: Album Review

Bossacucanova E Roberto Menescal: Bossa Got the Blues

Read "Bossa Got the Blues" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Listening to Bossacucanova creates the impression that you're driving an exquisite Italian sportscar on a leisurely and sunny Sunday afternoon. You can hear the smooth purr of the engine powering your rhythm, soft but ferocious, a napping tiger, through the open window. Slicing through the breeze moderates its temperature so that it feels both warm and ...


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