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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


Article: Live Review

Toninho Horta al Palazzo Fatta di Palermo

Read "Toninho Horta al Palazzo Fatta di Palermo" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Toninho Horta Tatum Art Summer Jazz Palazzo Fatta Palermo 6.7.2022 Non è un Brasile da cartolina quello proposto dal settantatreenne chitarrista di Belo Horizonte, che appartiene a quella ristretta categoria di musicisti per i quali la musica è sinonimo di poesia. Il suo policromo mondo espressivo dispiega melodie lunghe e ...


Article: Rising Stars

Meet Liam Sutcliffe, Jimmy Waltman, Sam AuBuchon, Derick Freitas Campos

Read "Meet Liam Sutcliffe, Jimmy Waltman, Sam AuBuchon, Derick Freitas Campos" reviewed by Sanford Josephson

This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine.The winners of the New Jersey Jazz Society's new Juried Scholarship Competition are:$1,000 prize for PerformanceTrumpeter Liam Sutcliffe, Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts Jazz Studies Program$1,000 prize for Composition Vocalist Jimmy Waltman, Princeton University Program in Jazz Studies$500 prize ...


Article: Album Review

Alexander Claffy: Good Spirits

Read "Good Spirits" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Bassist Alexander Claffy's quintet dashes from the starting gate on Good Spirits with a fiery reading of McCoy Tyner's propulsive “Inner Glimpse," setting the tone for a bright and animated session whose spirit is undeniably good. The album was recorded “live" (no audience) at GB's Juke Joint in New York City “at the height of the ...


Article: Album Review

Ryan Keberle's Collectiv do Brasil: Sonhos Da Esquina

Read "Sonhos Da Esquina" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Ryan Keberle's broad musical interests have led him to create some distinctly different ensembles. This top-tier trombonist and composer has grown and developed his own double quartet, laid out a wide-ranging vision across a handful of albums with the compact Catharsis, explored the flow of influences between jazz and classical music in Reverso and honored and ...


Article: Album Review

Ryan Keberle's Collectiv Do Brasil: Sonhos Da Esquina

Read "Sonhos Da Esquina" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trombonist Ryan Keberle fell in love with Brazilian music. It happens. Who has not experienced infatuation on an encounter with Getz/Gilberto (Verve, 1964), from saxophonist Stan Getz and vocalist, guitarist & tunesmith Joao Gilberto. But for Keberle, it was the music of Elis Regina that led him to travels to Sao Paulo in 2017, and a ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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