Tag Archive: João Donato

May 26 2015

Lili Araújo: Casa Aberta

Substance Meets Style Immediately upon hearing the initial groove of “Negro Coração” (composed by Alegre Corrêa and Raul Boiera), the song chosen to open the second release of Rio born vocalist / composer Lili Araújo, entitled Casa Aberta (Delira Música, 2012), you know you are going to be on an interesting, yet relaxing, musical journey. …

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Apr 07 2015

Wanda Sá: Ao Vivo

All about Bossa Nova When Wanda Sá, born in São Paulo (1944) but living in Rio since she was one month old, released her first album, Vagamente (1964), Brazil had its personification of Bossa Nova. With her soft, sultry voice, the then 19-year-old singer/guitarist performed some of the finest compositions of that genre. Accompanied by …

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Oct 12 2013

Celso Fonseca e Ronaldo Bastos: Liebe Paradiso

For the Love of Paradise   Is there a more beautiful way to remember the sound of the late Márcio Montarroyos (1949 – 2007) than to hear him play the muted trumpet on the opening track of Liebe Paradiso? And that’s just one of the many highlights on this album. Two decades ago Celso Fonseca …

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Aug 06 2013

João Bosco: 40 Anos Depois

The Perfect João Bosco   It all started for João Bosco in 1972 with a “Disco de Bolso” (pocket record). As an extra, the music magazine O Pasquim (Rio de Janeiro) offered its readers a free single with each issue (for the MP3-generation: a single is an ancient two tracks vinyl record, one track on …

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Oct 31 2010

Joyce Featuring João Donato: Aquarius

Two Stars Having Fun   An album that unites Joyce Moreno and João Donato can only be good. Aquarius proves that in the best possible way. Whether you’re a fanatic Brazilian music fan or whether you’re someone who just likes Brazilian music so now and then, the album will suit in any collection. In a …

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Oct 08 2008

Raul de Souza: Bossa Eterna

A No-Nonsense Celebration   During 2008 many Bossa Nova loving musicians took the opportunity to record or perform their favourite music style in honour of its 50th birthday. Also trombonist Raul de Souza can be added to that list. However, this album sounds as if its dedication came after recording the music. The music is …

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Jun 14 2008

Joyce and Special Guests: 50 Years of Bossa

  50 Years of Bossa Nova   A few years after a very successful commemoration of Tropicalismo (see also: Os Mutantes Ao Vivo), the beautiful Barbican Center in London, England, was now host of a 50 Years of Bossa Nova celebration. The derivate of the samba marks the release date of Elizete Cardoso’s album (with …

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Feb 08 2008

Ricardo Silveira: Outro Rio

Another Hit   I first heard of Ricardo Silveira when he released his second solo album in 1988, Long Distance. In these 20 years, there has been one constant in all of Ricardo’s releases: he is a consummate guitarist who always surprises his listeners with an excellent choice of repertoire and impeccable performance — not …

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