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Philippe Baden Powell

Philippe Baden Powell is a french-born carioca who’s artistry is influenced by both Brazilian and European Culture. He began studying piano at the age of 7 and quickly learned the basics of composition, harmony and improvisation from his Father ; legendary guitarist Baden Powell. He went to the Conservatório Brasileiro de Música in Rio de Janeiro and the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris. In 2005 he was one of the winners of the Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition and moved to Europe to develop his own career.

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Melody Gardot: Sunset in the Blue - The Deluxe Version

Read "Sunset in the Blue - The  Deluxe Version" reviewed by William H. Snyder


Henri Matisse, the master of the use of color, said, “Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue." Melody Gardot's Sunset in the Blue: The Deluxe Version shows its mastery, in both the color of its cover design and the execution of its musicianship. Back in the day, Matisse ...

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Sunset in the Blue - The Deluxe Version

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: If You Love Me; C'est Magnifique; There Where He Lives in Me; Love Song; You Won't Forget Me; Sunset in the Blue; Um Beijo; Ninguem, Ninguem; From Paris With Love; Ave Maria; Moon River; I Fall in Love Too Easily; Little Something; From Paris with Love(acoustic); Love Song (Ibrahim Maalouf); Trav'lin' Light; What Is This Thing Called Love; C'est Magnifique - Live in Namouche Studios - Antonio Zambujo

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Notes Over Poetry

Label: Far Out Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Vamos Donatear?; Notes Over The Poetry; For You To Know; Hues; Chica; The Lonely Dreamer; Recado Pra Você; Salvadora; Quem Sabe?; State of Music.

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Philippe Baden Powell: Notes Over Poetry

Read "Notes Over Poetry" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Notes Over Poetry is Philippe Baden Powell's tribute to his personal and musical connections and encounters. “I can't remember a time making music just by myself, I've always felt like a kid with toys waiting for friends to come and play," he recalls. Notes Over Poetry seems to grow more beautiful as you progress ...

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Jazz in Its Present Tents

Read "Jazz in Its Present Tents" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Jazz sets up camp throughout different geographies--and centuries. Bossacucanova The Best of Bossacucanova Six Degrees Records 2016 Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two ...

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Jovino Santos Neto: Piano Masters Series, Volume 4

Read "Piano Masters Series, Volume 4" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Adventure Music's Piano Masters series is all about balancing consistency and individuality. The consistency connects to the instrument(s) on hand--high-end Fazioli pianos--and the quality of the recordings. The individuality, obviously, comes with the artist whose hands grace the piano. So far, the work of Benjamin Taubkin, Philippe Baden Powell, and Weber Iago has come to light ...

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Piano Masters Series, Volume 2

Label: Adventure Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: Prologue; Frevo Da Sorte; Consolacao; Round About Midnight; Choro Para Metronomo; Loro; The Meantime; Canto Triste; Sou Voce; Garfield; Giant Steps; Vista Chinesa; Ending.

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Weber Iago: Piano Masters Series, Volume 3

Read "Piano Masters Series, Volume 3" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Clarity in sound and format link volumes two and three of Adventure Music's Piano Masters Series, but the artists showcased on these solo dates bear little resemblance to one another. Pianist Philippe Baden Powell, who was featured on Piano Masters Series, Volume 2 (Adventure Music, 2012), laid out a diverse piano portfolio filled with classic jazz ...

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Philippe Baden Powell: Piano Masters Series, Volume 2

Read "Piano Masters Series, Volume 2" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Philippe Baden Powell's first solo piano date (and second record as a leader) is the second volume in Adventure Music's Piano Masters Series. The label sought to realize “the dream of the intimate experience of solo piano music between artist and audience" by putting fine pianists in a room with a high-end Fazioli Concert Grand Piano ...


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