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Vinicius Cantuaria

Singer, guitarist, composer, drummer, and percussionist, Vinicius Cantuaria is a well-known Brazilian musician in the sphere of Bossa Nova and Jazz. Born in Manaus, Amazonas, he grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and after several successful records, he moved to New York in the mid-90s. He has proved himself in a number of fields, directly or indirectly linked to Brazilian music. Leader of the rock band “O Terco”, he released six albums in Brazil in the 80s and with his album “Sol na Cara” (Grammavision), was a pioneer of the neo-Brazilian music in 1996. He then became one of the most important downtown New York figures, multiplying collaborations with artists as eclectic as Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Brad Mehldau, Arto Lindsay. As a composer, Cantuaria has had many successes, with “Lua e Estrela” (recorded by Caetano Veloso in 1981), “Coisa Linda,” “So Você,” and “Na Cançao”; as a sideman, he has performed with Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, to only name a few. In New York, he has released five internationally recognized studio albums “Sol Na Cara”, “Ê“,”ÊVinicius”, “Horse & fish”, “” and signed an artist contract with Naïve in 2008 which released his album “Cymbals”, recorded with top New York musicians, Brad Mehldau, Michael Leonhardt, Dave Binney, and Erik Frielander… Keeping his New York musicians for «ÊSamba cariocaÊ» (2010), Vinicius Cantuaria successfully returned to his Brazilian roots which once again proved to be numerous

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Jesse Harris' Songs without Words

Read "Jesse Harris' Songs without Words" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

How many musicians can claim to be close collaborators of both John Zorn and Norah Jones? Grammy Award-winning prolific singer-songwriter, producer, and guitarist Jesse Harris can. His knack for memorable melodies and sophisticated harmonies have made him a sought-after composer and producer for a motley crew of artists that range from Willie Nelson to Brad Mehldau, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Do the Jazz Shuffle

Read "Do the Jazz Shuffle" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we have have decided to do the jazz shuffle, and by shuffle we don't mean the jazz rhythm, but the feature that allows to play anything on a hard-drive in a randomized order. A perfect approach to revel through unexpected pairings, daring juxtapositions and accidental non sequiturs. After all if one ...

Vinicius Canta Jobim

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Ligia; Caminhos cruzados; Vivo sonhando; So danco samba; Eu nao existo sem voce; Este seu olhar; Retrato em branco e preto; Por causa de voce; Garota de Ipanema; Felicidade; Insensatez; Inutil Paisagem; Voce vai ver.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Vinicius Cantuaria: Vinicius Canta Jobim

Read "Vinicius Canta Jobim" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Quello di Antonio Carlos Jobim è uno dei songbook più popolari del '900 musicale, qui rivisitato con indubbio estro dal conterraneo Vinicius Cantuaria. Ne discende un Brasile del tutto diverso dai calligrafici omaggi alla bossa nova resi finora. Non mancano però le tracce più aderenti alla più canonica tradizione, con chitarra e strumentazione acustica.

Bossa Nova

Read "Bossa Nova" reviewed by AAJ Staff

In 1959, an unassuming guitarist/vocalist named João Gilberto from the Brazilian state of Bahia started a quiet revolution with his recordings “Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)" and “Desafinado (Off Key)" on the Odeon label. They featured arrangements by a young native of Rio de Janeiro, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Gilberto's whisper-toned, Afro-Indian-influenced Portuguese vocals complemented his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Paul Bollenback: Portraits In Space And Time

Read "Portraits In Space And Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Guitarist Paul Bollenback is valued by listeners and musicians alike for his incisive and inventive guitar work, wholly in the tradition while simultaneously branching out beyond the same old same old. His playing has been a key ingredient--in some cases, the key ingredient--in much of organ kingpin Joey DeFrancesco's recorded output, saxophonist Jim Snidero's highly praised ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vinicius Cantuaria and Bebel Gilberto at Celebrate Brooklyn

Read "Vinicius Cantuaria and Bebel Gilberto at Celebrate Brooklyn" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Vinicius Cantuaria and Bebel Gilberto Brasil Summerfest at Celebrate Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York July 18, 2014 On the opening night of the third edition of the city-wide Brasil Summerfest, guitarist Vinicius Cantuaria took the stage with his quintet. He played a semi-acoustic guitar and started with a syncopated ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Bray Jazz Back With A Bang Over May Bank Holiday Weekend

Bray Jazz Back With A Bang Over May Bank Holiday Weekend

Bray Jazz, one of Ireland’s leading music festivals, returns for its 15th edition over the May Bank Holiday weekend with a line-up that would be the envy of much larger festivals. The picturesque seaside town of Bray, the oldest, continuously inhabited coastal town in Ireland, will resound to the sounds of jazz, world music and contemporary ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mauricio Pessoa: Habitat

Read "Habitat" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Bossa nova blossomed in the public eye a half century ago and, though it isn't a pop radio staple anymore, it still retains its firm standing in the world of jazz and in its native Brazil. Those who were there at the beginning, or worked with the originators of this style at a later date, have ...


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