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Conrado Paulino

Style "...is like an effortless blend of Joe Pass and Baden Powell" [Fabio Carrilho, Violão PRO Magazine, Brazil]
The style of guitarist, composer and arranger Conrado Paulino is an original fusion of three major musical schools. The first one embraces the repertoire of Brazilian music, a universe from which his creative basis takes its shape.
The second one reveals itself in a jazzy influence that becomes conspicuous in its harmonically modern concept and its ample room for improvisation on his arrangements.
The last one is the utilization of classical guitar techniques, notably in his use of arpeggios and counter-melodies

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazilian Bassist Marcos Milagres Releases His First Album As A Leader

Brazilian Bassist Marcos Milagres Releases His First Album As A Leader

The album is entitled Feira (Portuguese for Street Market). As the name suggests, the music portrays a mix of scents and colors from great Brazilian masters like Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Antonio Carlos Jobim and its interaction with jazz improvisation and the rhythms and sounds of the American continents. His electric bass performance is pushed to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Hermeto Pascoal: No Mundo Dos Sons

Read "No Mundo Dos Sons" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

The packaging for the two-CD set from Brazil's Hermeto Pascoal, an 81-year-old multi-instrumentalist, shines of its own accord. Its trifold paper cover, unfolds like a lotus to reveal two CDs and a sleeve containing a large fold-out glossy paper. The insert unfolds to read “Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo," along with the title No Mundo Dos Sons. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Lana Meets Jazz – Terza Edizione

Read "Lana Meets Jazz – Terza Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Lana, 07.05.2013-10.05.2013 Piccoli jazzisti crescono. Sin dalla sua prima edizione, il Lana Meets Jazz ci ha abituato alla presenza sul palco di organici formati dagli allievi delle locali scuole di musica. Nomi come Chaotix, Two by Two, Turbosax, Klarinettenensemble, Jugendbigband, rappresentano ormai una piacevole consuetudine per i frequentatori del festival. Nel corso ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Sara Serpa: A Musical Journey

Read "Sara Serpa: A Musical Journey" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Vocalist and composer Sara Serpa is one of the most original and innovative musicians to emerge since the turn of the century. She has already made an indelible mark on the modern music scene in the span of a mere four years. Her unique style of vocalese allows her to utilize the full range of her ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Greg Diamond: Conduit as the Direction

Read "Greg Diamond: Conduit as the Direction" reviewed by Marta Ramon

Guitarist Greg Diamond has found his niche at the New York jazz scene. This cosmopolitan man knows how to pour both of his roots, New Yorker and Colombian, into his music. He has set his own style that lets his music be recognized. His playing has led him to perform with accomplished jazz musicians like saxophonist ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Juilliard Jazz Presents an Evening of Brazilian Jazz

Juilliard Jazz presents an evening of Brazilian jazz with guest artist, pianist Paulo Braga, performing with the Artist Diploma Ensemble, the most advanced Juilliard Jazz musicians, on Tuesday, November 20 at 8 PM in Paul Hall. Joining Mr. Braga from Brazil will be Eduardo Ribeiro on drums; Manual Silveira on flute and saxophone; and Marinho Andreotti ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Andre Matos: Fantasies Realized

Read "Andre Matos: Fantasies Realized" reviewed by William Carey

There is no doubt that André Matos has chops to burn. Placed firmly in the tradition of John Abercrombie and Pat Martino, with a bit of Sonny Sharrock at moments, a lot of Berklee (College of Music) influence is readily apparent, but with a bit of headiness that also reflects the guitarist's time at the New ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue

Read "Carlos Barbosa-Lima: Merengue" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Carlos Barbosa-Lima Merengue Zoho Music 2009There is distinct nobility surrounding the virtuosity of guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima. His South American sojourn, Merengue, presents sweeping vistas and myriad emotions described with degrees of technical superiority only a few other musicians have achieved. Unfortunately, Barbosa-Lima's reputation has not kept pace with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nick La Riviere: Too Much To Do

Read "Too Much To Do" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The warmth of the trombone as a brass instrument is astounding. Masters of the instrument such as Roswell Rudd, Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Ray Anderson and Papo Vazquez give this wondrous instrument a near-human voice using smears and growls, groans and sighs. Canada is suddenly becoming a breeding ground for fine young instrumentalists who are adding ...


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