Tag: Haroldo Mauro Jr.

Apr 02 2016

Jeff Kunkel: Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

Indeed a Happy Return! Not too long ago, I reviewed Jeff Kunkel‘s 2013 Meu Coração Brasileiro. That album was his exploration of the “laid-back Brazilian groove,” as he described it. He’s back now with Many Happy Returns. Produced by Jeff Kunkel and Haroldo Mauro Jr., Many Happy Returns shines with great musicians, arrangements and new music. The …

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Apr 28 2015

Jeff Kunkel: Meu Coração Brasileiro

Meu Coração Brasileiro

A Trip to Brazil A native of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA), Dr. Jeffrey Kunkel is the coordinator of jazz studies at Montclair State University (New Jersey). His teaching portfolio includes classes in jazz history, theory, improvisation and pedagogy. The winner of the 2008 New Jersey Jazz Education Achievement Award for excellence in the field of jazz education, …

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May 25 2006

Haroldo Mauro, Jr.: Bossa na Pressão

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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