Tag: Jovino Santos Neto

Jul 28 2017

Jovino Santos Neto & André Mehmari: Guris


An Ageless Tribute To celebrate the 80th birthday of music wizard Hermeto Pascoal, pianists Jovino Santos Neto and André Mehmari placed themselves in Mehmari’s brand new studio to record some amazing music. Jovino Santos Neto (1954, Rio de Janeiro) is of course known for his work as pianist, flutist, composer, arranger and producer for Hermeto …

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Oct 30 2014

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Ninho de Vespa

Ninho de Vespa

Frevo Fever! The time has finally come for world listeners to enjoy one of the most venerable and electrifying musical genres in Brazil. Still very much alive in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Frevo is synonymous with Carnaval in the Brazilian northeast, especially in the Recife (Pernambuco’s capital) metropolitan area, including Olinda, of course. If …

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Jul 10 2013

Jovino Santos Neto: Piano Masters Series, Vol. 4

Piano Masters Series Vol. 4

Intimately Refreshing   Continuing its Piano Masters Series, Adventure Music has now released the fourth installment in the series. This time, the Fazioli piano is played by none other than Jovino Santos Neto. Readers of MB have seen a few of Jovino’s albums featured here. I first wrote about Jovino’s music 10 years ago, when …

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Oct 15 2012

Adventure Music: 10 Years

Adventure Music: 10 Years

Ten Shining Years It is hard to imagine how fast time has flown. I was totally off guard when I realized that Adventure Music is celebrating ten years of great music. Some record labels make a name by focusing on one particular genre. For example, who can forget Windham Hill and the music genre it helped create? More particular …

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Jan 08 2012

Jovino Santos Neto: Current


A Surefire Recipe   How does three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto follow up his 2010 superlative release Veja o Som – See the Sound? Here is a surefire recipe. Write all new original compositions and make sure they cover the wide and varied spectrum of Brazilian music, including choro, baião, marcha, samba and …

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Oct 08 2010

Jovino Santos Neto: Veja o Som – See the Sound

Veja o Som - See the Sound

Astounding Musicianship!     A superlative release simply in the mere fact of these twenty duets, Veja o Som – See the Sound is Jovino Santos Neto’s best album to date. After his 2009 Latin Grammy nominated album Live at the Caramoor (with Weber Iago), Jovino outdoes himself with this new double album, a clear …

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Jun 08 2008

Jovino Santos Neto: Alma Do Nordeste

Alma do Nordeste

Irresistibly Intoxicating   Besides arrangements and performers, certain musical genres are so irresistible that no matter what mood you’re in, upon listening to that type of music you feel an uncontrollable urge to get more involved with it. Alma do Nordeste will tease you and challenge you. The album is irresistibly intoxicating with a lively …

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May 06 2006

Mike Marshall: Brazil Duets

A Special Treat   Originally released in 1996, Brazil Duets added three bonus tracks for this choro extravaganza. On mandolin and guitar, Mike Marshall shares some of Brazil’s best choros by masters ranging from Pixinguinha to Hermeto Pascoal. Playing side by side with him we find these outstanding soloists: Andy Narell (piano), Béla Fleck (banjo), …

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Apr 08 2006

Jovino Santos Neto: Roda Carioca

Roda Carioca

  New Wiz Strikes Again   With each new album Jovino Santos Neto releases, he continues his amazing trajectory to solidify his position as a first-rate Brazilian instrumentalist, and at the same time he stays close to his roots as one of Hermeto Pascoal’s band members. Following his 2003 release with Mike Marshall, Serenata – …

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Nov 09 2003

Mike Marshall & Jovino Santos Neto: Serenata – The Music of Hermeto Pascoal

Serenata - The Music of Hermeto Pascoal

A New Label and Its Debut Releases   Not since Malandro Records released its first album in 1996 have I seen such a promising new label in the U.S. dedicating its efforts to Brazilian music. Adventure Music is the new kid on the block, and its first six releases deserve many praises for bringing the …

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