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Toninho Horta

Toninho Horta is a virtuoso electric and nylon-string guitar player; his music could be defined as (jazz influenced) Brazilian music. He has developed his own very personal style. His compositions are marked by beautiful harmonies and rich melodies often with surprisingly virtuoso right hand grooves. Besides being a strong composer and player, he worked many years as arranger or/and guitarist for many of the biggest stars in the Brazilian pop music scene such as: Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, Maria Bethania, Joao Bosco, Airto Moreira, Edu Lobo, Nana Caymmi, Flora Purim, Gal Costa, Sergio Mendes, Chico Buarque, Flavio Venturini, Joyce, Johnny Alf, Wagner Tiso, Francis Hime and Beto Guedes (to mention but a few).

His beautiful compositions and original guitar playing has influenced a whole generation of musicians in Brazil

Album

Elegant Fish

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Amor em Paz; You Don't Know What Love Is; Final De Tarde; Body Heat; Um Nome Num Barco ; Along Came Betty; Meditation; My Heart Belongs To Daddy; Estate; Here's That Rainy Day; Peace; Elegant Fish.

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Article: Album Review

Hendrik Meurkens: Manhattan Samba

Read "Manhattan Samba" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Composer, virtuoso on both the vibraphone and harmonica, German-born New York-based Hendrik Meurkens presents yet another colorful and tantalizing taste of Brazilian music on the exquisite Manhattan Samba. A proponent of the samba and bossa nova styles of music after a full immersion while living in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1980s, Meurkens continues documenting ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Marcio Resende

Read "Take Five with Marcio Resende" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Marcio Resende Recognized as one of Brazil's leading woodwind players, Marcio Resende studied at two prestigious U.S. music institutions early in his career, Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory, before pursuing doctoral studies at New York University. He has studied with Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Joe Allard, Dr. William Thomas McKinley, John ...

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News: Recording

Brazilian Saxophonist Marcio Resende Releases His Third Album Elegant Fish Featuring Latin Grammy Award-Winning Acoustic Guitarist Toninho Horta, Celebrated Guitarist/Producer Sandro Albert And More

Brazilian Saxophonist Marcio Resende Releases His Third Album Elegant Fish Featuring Latin Grammy Award-Winning Acoustic Guitarist Toninho Horta, Celebrated Guitarist/Producer Sandro Albert And More

Brazilian tenor saxophonist Marcio Resende will release his third studio recording entitled Elegant Fish on February 26, 2021. The album features Marcio Resende (tenor saxophone); Hélio Alves (piano); Jorge Hélder (acoustic bass), and Marquinhos da Costa (drums), with special guests Sandro Albert (electric guitar), Toninho Horta (guitar), and Claudio Nucci (vocals). It will be distributed globally ...

Article: Album Review

Rogerio Boccato: No Old Rain

Read "No Old Rain" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Per il suo album d'esordio, il batterista brasiliano Rogerio Boccato rende omaggio alla sua tradizione musicale reinterpretando alcune delle più celebri canzoni brasiliane del Novecento. I classici standard di Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Egberto Gismonti, Edu Lobo sono stati qui fantasiosamente rivisitati, trasponendone creativamente gli accenti in tempi jazzistici. Questo felice percorso discografico è ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

CTI on BGO, Part 2

Read "CTI on BGO, Part 2" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


2018 proved to be a very good year for reissues of CTI-albums on the British label, BGO. They stepped up with an abundance of albums from the likes of guitarist Jim Hall, saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and flautist Hubert Laws (you can read about them here). So far, 2019 also looks promising and kicks off with releases ...

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Article: Album Review

David Feldman: Horizonte

Read "Horizonte" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Fans of the music always remember their first aural encounters with talents of note. In the case of this writer's awakening to the wonder that is pianist David Feldman, the initial point of contact was drummer Duduka Da Fonseca's Plays Toninho Horta (Zoho Music, 2011). That date--the first of three fine outings that Da Fonseca's trio ...

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Article: Interview

Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz

Read "Fábio Torres: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz" reviewed by Samuel Quinto FRSA


When such a vast style as Latin Jazz is explored by musicians of various nationalities, when rhythmic elements are combined, when a portion of good taste and brilliance is added to this mixture, the result could not be different: The Making of Modern Brazilian Jazz. Fabio Torres is a great example of all this. ...

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Article: Live Review

Ecuador Jazz 2016

Read "Ecuador Jazz 2016" reviewed by Mark Holston


Ecuador Jazz 2016 Quito, Ecuador February 10-21, 2016 When jazz cognoscente discuss their favorite festival destinations, it's understandable if Quito, Ecuador is seldom, if ever, mentioned. Geographically isolated in the mountainous reaches of South America's second smallest Spanish- speaking nation, this hilly, equator-hugging capital city of some two million souls is surrounded ...


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