Tag Archive: Helio Alves

Jun 11 2013

Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves: Milagre

The Seduction of Piano and Voice.   I have seen and heard several releases of piano and voice through the years. The minimalist approach is always very seductive, especially when one artist seems to be an extension of the other. Voice and piano blend in as if they were one single instrument. This miraculous combination …

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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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Feb 25 2007

Hendrik Meurkens: New York Samba Jazz Quintet

Classy Jazz Samba   German-born Hendrik Meurkens has had an on-going relationship with Brazilian music for a long time. Though based in New York, Meurkens has also lived in Brazil in the early 1980’s. In his very first album, Samba Importado (1990), among the several Brazilian giants lending a hand were Roberto Menescal (acoustic guitar), …

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