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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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene

Read "Antonio Adolfo Graces Seattle's Brazilian Scene" reviewed by Mark Holston

Antonio Adolfo & Hendrik Meurkens The Triple Door Seattle, Washington May 22, 2015 Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger and educator Antonio Adolfo made a rare West Coast appearance for a one- niter on May 22 at a storied downtown jny: Seattle, Washington venue, The Triple Door. The jny: Rio de Janeiro native, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

By Gabriel Medina Arenas Sweden and Brazil are more than 6,400 miles apart. Their weather, culture, customs and folklore couldn't be more different, but music proves once again to be a universal language that builds bridges even between such contrasting lands. The Swedish guitarist Tobias Grim has a deep love for the “South American giant" and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz: Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live

Read "Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Kate McGarry has always defied easy classification. She's a jazz singer, and a folk singer too; she could also be filed under mainstream pop, but then, what's all that esoteric Brazilian music doing in her repertoire? The answer is simple: McGarry is her own genre, applying her clear and beautiful voice to whatever material ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Samba Christmas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano

The Brazilian tidal wave which has been building throughout the fall at Dizzy's continued its flow with a holiday line-up of samba stalwarts. Led by percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves and vocalist Maucha Adnet, the all-star group featured sax/ clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Hans Glawischnig. Most interesting ...


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