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Toquinho

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Initially playing in colleges, Toquinho's professional career took off in the 1960s at shows promoted by radio personality Walter Silva at the famous Paramount theater in São Paulo. He composed his first recorded song with Chico Buarque entitled "Lua Cheia" (Full Moon). His first big hit was composed in 1970 with Jorge Benjor, "Que Maravilha" (What a Wonder). That same year he was invited by Vinicius de Moraes, co-writer of the worldwide hit song "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema), to participate in a series of shows in Buenos Aires, forming a solid partnership that would continue for 11 years and produce 120 songs, 25 records and over a thousand shows

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Article: Film Review

They Shot the Piano Player

Read "They Shot the Piano Player" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


They Shot the Piano Player Sony Pictures Classics Director: Fernando Trueba Run Time: 103 minutes 2023 They Shot the Piano Player is an animated docudrama that explores the real-world 1976 disappearance of Brazilian pianist Francisco Tenório Júnior. Tenório was a gifted young pianist (34 years old at the ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Article: Live Review

Udin&Jazz 2017

Read "Udin&Jazz 2017" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Udine Udin&Jazz 2017 Varie sedi 4-8.7.2017 Era dedicata alle contaminazioni con la musica etnica l'edizione 2017 di Udin&Jazz, la ventisettesima della rassegna friulana sottotitolata “EthnoShock!." Come al solito ampio spazio era riservato alle eccellenti proposte più recenti dei musicisti del nord est italiano. Proprio un paio di queste hanno fatto ...

Article: Interview

Giancarlo Velliscig - Direttore Artistico di Udin&Jazz

Read "Giancarlo Velliscig - Direttore Artistico di Udin&Jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Un passato di cantante nell'ambito della musica popolare, etnica e di ricerca (che oggi torna a frequentare in rare ma sentite occasioni), un presente di padre che segue con emozione i progressi dei propri eredi (il figlio Alessio è da poco il nuovo cantante di Quintorigo), Giancarlo Velliscig è il direttore di Euritmica, associazione culturale udinese ...

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Article: Interview

Eliane Elias: The Authenticity of the Groove

Read "Eliane Elias: The Authenticity of the Groove" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


"I was 22 years old and I told Toots Thielemans that I had some tunes I'd like him to listen to," says Eliane Elias, the Brazilian-born pianist, a child prodigy who rose to the upper echelons of music during her time in the United States. The discussion with the famed harmonica player came during a rehearsal ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

Losen Records: New Norwegian Sounds

Read "Losen Records: New Norwegian Sounds" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Mention the phrase “the Norwegian sound" and many listeners will get an image in their head. An image of a natural, deep echoing sound influenced by the mountains and hills of the Norwegian landscape. Such an image is, of course, a cliché, but to some critics it has stuck and distorted the rich fertility of the ...

Album

Toquinho E Paulinho Nogueira

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011

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News: Recording

"Sex for Money" (Mirko Fait - John Toso) included in a giant jazz compilation: 70 relaxing masterpieces

"Sex for Money" (Mirko Fait - John Toso) included in a giant jazz compilation: 70 relaxing masterpieces

In July 2010 the French label company Believe chosen the song “Sex for money" from the album “Just for you" of Mirko Fait & John Toso for the great jazz compilation “70 relaxing holiday masterpieces". A compilation including major jazz players such as Miles Davis, Louis Amstrong, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Toquinho, Stefano Bollani, Enrico Rava, ...

Album

Canção De Todas As Crianças

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1987


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