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Paulo Moura


One of Brazil's best proponents and keepers of the gafieira tradition (popular ballrooms historically linked to the Carioca folklore tradition of highly artistic and swinging dancing and playing) and one of the best choro players, Paulo Moura is an internationally awarded musician whose high standards make it easy for him to cross boundaries between classical and popular music, both performing and arranging in small ensembles or large symphonic orchestras. As a conductor, orchestrator, and arranger for famous Brazilian singers, he includes in his resumé works for Elis Regina, Fagner, Taiguara, Milton Nascimento, and Marisa Monte. Paulo Gonçalves de Moura was born in a musical family


Article: Interview

Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings

Read "Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Clarinet, harmonica and saxophonist, composer and bandleader and musical globetrotter Dexter Payne is the type of musician who is most often categorized as “difficult to categorize." Profoundly influenced by physical and spiritual journeys through the cultures of America, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil, Payne's recorded output checks off every box from Mississippi delta blues to ...


Article: From Far and Wide

A Jazz Holiday In Rio

Read "A Jazz Holiday In Rio" reviewed by Mark Holston

For most, mention a trip to Brazil and what comes automatically to mind is that vast tropical country's annual Carnaval celebration and the lure of its endless beaches. The high season, from December to early March, is when this nation of 200 million receives the most visitors by far. During Brazil's winter season, from roughly from ...


Article: Live Review

Maria Schneider: Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival, Barcelona, Spain, October 20, 2011

Read "Maria Schneider: Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival, Barcelona, Spain, October 20, 2011" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Maria Schneider Orchestra 43rd Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival Barcelona, Spain October 20, 2011 Legend has it that a girl from Windom, in the agrarian depths of Minnesota, conquered territories banned to her human nature. They claimed that Maria Schneider, the name by which that little girl still goes by, had the ...


Article: Live Review

Maria Schneider Orchestra en el 43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona

Read "Maria Schneider Orchestra en el 43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Maria Schneider Orchestra43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaPalau de la Música CatalanaJueves, 20 de octubre de 2011Quienes conocían la leyenda contaban que una chica de Windom, en las profundidades agrarias de Minesota, había conquistado territorios vetados a su condición humana. Pregonaban que Maria Schneider, nombre por el que todavía ...


Estação Leopoldina

Label: Baratos Afins
Released: 2003



Label: Baratos Afins
Released: 2002



Label: Baratos Afins
Released: 1997


Gafieira Etc & Tal

Label: Baratos Afins
Released: 1992


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