Tag Archive: Duduka da Fonseca

Jul 11 2012

Brazilian Trio: Constelação

  Shining Stars   The wait is over, finally. When the Brazilian Trio released its debut Grammy-nominated album, Forests, I was very impressed by such an impassioned release. Knowing how busy each artist is — Helio Alves, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca all have very hectic schedules of their own — I couldn’t help …

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Jul 11 2012

Brazilian Trio

Comprised of Helio Alves (piano), Duduka da Fonseca (drums, percussion) and Nilson Matta (bass), the Brazilian Trio is carrying on the tradition of the piano-bass-drum trios with impeccable productions. This group’s discography is available in Spotify. You can subscribe to that playlist below.     Official web site: Brazilian Trio   Forests (2008) Constelação (2012)  

Jun 11 2009

Brazilian Trio: Forests

The Sum of Its Parts   With years of experience in the New York City Brazilian jazz scene and having played with a who’s-who list of Brazilian artists, three very talented musicians got together to release Forests, a heavy Brazilian jazz album in the best tradition of piano, bass and drums trio. Individually, each artist …

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Apr 12 2009

Trio da Paz & Joe Locke: Live at JazzBaltica

  A Few Surprises     The repertoire in Live at JazzBaltica might not be totally brand new, but the sound Trio da Paz creates with guest vibraphonist/composer Joe Locke is all smooth and captivating. The Trio pulls a few surprises with this formation. Live at JazzBaltica was recorded at Salzau, Germany, on July 1, …

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May 25 2006

Haroldo Mauro, Jr.: Bossa na Pressão

Acoustic Pressure   If you liked Kees Schoof’s review of Sambajazz Trio’s Agora Sim!, here is another release honoring the traditional piano-bass-drums ensembles. With just the right amount of original pieces and classic Bossa Nova — the album is equally divided — Bossa na Pressão is packed with excellent instrumental numbers. Haroldo Mauro Jr. (Niterói, …

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