Tag: Antonio Adolfo

Apr 30 2016

Antonio Adolfo: Tropical Infinito

Tropical Infinito

And Now Something Completely Different… In the last few years I’ve been trying to keep up with Antonio Adolfo‘s discography, and that has not been an easy task. He has released more albums than I can find time to review here in MúsicaBrasileira.org. What is remarkable is that every time he comes out with a …

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Apr 26 2016

Carol Saboya: Carolina


Like Father, Like Daughter Four years have passed since we last heard Carol Saboya (Rio de Janeiro, 1975) on a full solo recording. Her 2012 Belezas – The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento was her US debut following several previous album recorded and distributed in Brazil and Japan. After that 2012 release, we also …

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Aug 07 2015

Antonio Adolfo: Tema


An Impressive Career Prolific probably is not an accurate word when it comes to Antonio Adolfo (1947, Rio de Janeiro). It doesn’t quite describe just how much this composer, pianist, arranger, producer and teacher does in what most of us struggle with in a mere 24-hour day. In the last two years, for example, he has recorded …

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Feb 10 2015

Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo, Hendrik Meurkens: Copa Village

Copa Village

When Stars Align… …The results are nothing short of amazing, as Copa Village shows. Copa Village was produced and arranged by Antonio Adolfo (piano) and brings back Carol Saboya‘s tranquil and heart-warming vocals along with the exhilarating addition of Hendrik Meurkens‘ jazzy harmonica and vibraphone to this fine album. The other members of the ensemble are familiar names in …

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May 09 2014

Antonio Adolfo: Rio, Choro, Jazz…

Rio Choro Jazz

From Rio to the World! Ernesto Nazareth (Rio de Janeiro, March 20, 1863- February 4, 1934) is considered the father of the Brazilian tango. One of the most influential Brazilian composers, Nazareth composed primarily for piano, but his music has been successfully adapted and performed in a variety of settings, and most notably in the …

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Mar 06 2014

Antonio Adolfo: Instrumental SESC Brasil

Antonio Adolfo

A Fine Mixture – Live!   SESC (Serviço Social do Comércio or Social Service of Commerce, founded in 1946) is a non-profit institution in Brazil with the purpose of promoting culture and good-living among workers and traders and their families. Among the many benefits provided by this organization there are shows with Brazilian artists on a …

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Jan 30 2014

Antonio Adolfo’s 2 Upcoming Albums in 2014

Antonio Adolfo

Antonio Adolfo is busy getting ready to release two new albums in 2014. He posted on his Facebook page that he recorded a piano solo album on Deck Discos, and that album should be out in April 2014. At the same time, he started recording another album for an international release. That second album will …

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Apr 04 2013

Antonio Adolfo: Finas Misturas (Fine Mixtures)

Finas Misturas (Fine Mixtures)

Just Like Fine Wine     Antonio Adolfo never seems to stop. He has been an iconic Brazilian musician, composer, arranger and producer since the late 1960s. His numerous awards continue to be collected as if he were a perpetual motion machine. The most recent recognition came from the XVI Annual Brazilian International Press Awards 2013 this past March, when it was announced that …

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Sep 05 2011

Antonio Adolfo: Chora Baião

Chora Baião

Three Masters     Guinga’s, Chico Buarque’s and Antonio Adolfo’s music are the focus in Antonio Adolfo’s latest album, Chora Baião. As with his previous releases, the meticulous selection and arrangements produce again a remarkably enjoyable album. Also as the consummate educator Antonio is, he takes time to write excellent liner notes for this release …

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Apr 05 2010

Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya: Lá e Cá – Here and There

Lá e Cá - Here and There

Two Cultures, One Music       After teaming up in 2007 for the Ao Vivo (Live) album, Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya got together again and recorded Lá e Cá (Here and There). Just as U.S. and world musicians have done with a Brazilian repertoire, Antonio and Carol went the opposite direction and selected …

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