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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 albums released abroad since 1978, the year of his successful performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, recorded live. Every year he tours Europe, North America, Latin America and Japan with his contagious pop music spoken in Portuguese-Brazilian and international language, a music with a strong rhythmic appeal and melodic richness, as mixed as its people. Rhythms from the northeast of Brazil like the baião, apart from samba and bossa-nova were fundamental in his formation

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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

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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Article: From the Inside Out

Innervisions, Improvisations and Other Jazz Fevers

Read "Innervisions, Improvisations and Other Jazz Fevers" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Lili Añel Better Days Winding Way Records 2019 Singer-songwriter Lili Añel and Better Days sound cut straight out of the northeast US. It's more than the geographic location of Añel's birth (Spanish Harlem, “El Barrio," in New York) or raised (South Bronx), and it's more than ...

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Article: Album Review

Luciana Souza: Storytellers

Read "Storytellers" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Ci sono dischi che raggiungono un equilibrio così prezioso tra gli ambiti strumentali e vocali (in un clima di lirismo, ricchezza interpretativa e freschezza) che regalano nuove emozioni a ogni ascolto e non vorresti staccartene. È quanto accade all'album appena pubblicato da Luciana Souza, inciso con la WDR Big Band diretta da Vince ...

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Article: Interview

Stefano Bollani: Il Gioco Della Vita

Read "Stefano Bollani: Il Gioco Della Vita" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Con istrionico disincanto Stefano Bollani rilegge, in una personale versione in Piano Solo, una delle opere rock più famose di sempre, “Jesus Christ Superstar," nel cinquantesimo anno dalla sua uscita. Il pianista in questo ultimo lavoro dal titolo Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar, uscito il 3 aprile, si diverte a giocare con la materia musicale ...


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