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Oscar Castro-Neves

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Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, he is equally well known for his distinctive guitar style and as an accomplished record producer who has worked with dozens of major artists in a wide range of jazz, popular, Brazilian and classical idioms. Famed jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote of Oscar, "The crystalline beauty of his arrangements is matched by the rare delicacy with which they are interpreted

Album

Quietude

Label: Candid Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Voce e Eu (You and I); Marina ; Bahia Com H; So Tinha Que Ser Com Voce (This Love that I've Found) ; Olha (Look); Bahia Medley: Saudade da Bahia/ Voce Ja Foi a Bahia; Eu Samba Mesmo (I Really Samba); Bolinha de Papel (A Little Paper Ball); Tim-Tim Por Tim-Tim; Brigas Nunca Mais (Fight No More); Saveiros.

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Article: Album Review

Eliane Elias: Quietude

Read "Quietude" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Brazilian-born pianist/vocalist and multi-Grammy-winning artist Eliane Elias returns to her musical roots on Quietude, her 31st album as leader and a follow up to her Grammy Award-winning album Mirror, Mirror (Candid Records, 2021), a duet with the late Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes. Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in New York, on this album Elias ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

All About Jazz is celebrating Oscar Castro-Neves' birthday today! Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

All About Jazz is celebrating Oscar Castro-Neves' birthday today! Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

All About Jazz is celebrating Oscar Castro-Neves' birthday today! Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations, ...

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Article: History of Jazz

Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim: A Musical Love Story and a Timeless Recording

Read "Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim: A Musical Love Story and a Timeless Recording" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


One of my all-time favorite albums and desert island picks is Elis and Tom (Phillips, 1974), featuring duets by the legendary Antonio Carlos “Tom" Jobim and Elis Regina, an iconic Brazilian singer lesser known in the U.S. who a few years later died of a drug overdose at the age of 36. I'm writing about it ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

All About Jazz is celebrating Oscar Castro-Neves' birthday today! Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations... ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Castro-Neves

All About Jazz is celebrating Oscar Castro-Neves' birthday today! Few musicians in the world today can boast a career that reflects a lifetime of accomplishments as diverse, rich and acclaimed as those Oscar Castro-Neves has achieved. Renowned as a composer and arranger for his sophisticated harmonic concepts and the exquisite texture and color of his orchestrations... ...

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Article: Lyrics

L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy

Read "L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Non trovate accenni a Mark Murphy nelle più recenti storie del jazz, neanche il nome. Una lacuna che appare inspiegabile (a differenza di Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormè e Tony Bennett) che si giustifica solo col ritardo a collocare il cantante di Syracuse in una prospettiva storica. Eppure già prima della sua scomparsa -il ...


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