Tag: Leila Pinheiro

Nov 18 2016

Dan Costa: Suíte Três Rios

Suíte Três Rios

Endless Sea of Excellence! Brazilian music has really solidified its presence in the world music scene. Countless artists across the globe have performed and recorded classics from the Brazilian songbook. Each year new names surface with noteworthy albums. Dan Costa (London, UK – 1989) is yet another newcomer who creates Brazilian music and extends our …

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Feb 19 2016

Gustavo Baião: Canções de Gilson Peranzzetta

Canções de Gilson Peranzzetta

Songs for a Lifetime In a country where female singers seem to be better known than their male counterparts, it is often rewarding to hear of a new Brazilian male singer. The benefits are even better when he comes from outside the Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo axis. That is precisely the case of Gustavo …

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Sep 11 2013

Edu Leal: Vida Nova

Vida Nova

With a Little Help from His Friends…   São Paulo native acoustic guitarist, composer and arranger Edu Leal released his first solo album in 2011. Vida Nova bridged Edu Leal’s instrumental music experience with new songs. Writing, arranging and producing all 13 songs in the album with a few lyricists proved no small feat for …

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Oct 18 2012

Leila Pinheiro & Nelson Faria: Céu e Mar

Céu e Mar

There Are Still Certainties in Life     A vocals/guitar set-up with Leila Pinheiro and Nelson Faria can only be interesting. And it is! Guitarist Nelson Faria has the quality to inspire the performances of the musicians he’s teamed up with. Even an experienced singer as Leila Pinheiro clearly benefits from his presence. On Céu e Marher voice gains warmth from the refined guitar …

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Jan 01 2009

Leo Gandelman: Sabe Você

Sabe Você

Leo Gandelman Lets the Stars Sing   Saxophonist Leo Gandelman leaves his marks in 2008 with an outstanding album that features many of Brazil’s legendary vocalists. The craftsmanship of Leo Gandelman (Rio de Janeiro, 1956) is widely recognized. During his career, that started at age 15 as soloist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, he has …

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Jun 01 2007

Lourdes Ábido: Golfinho/Gaivota

Golfinho-Gaivota

Poetical Notes   Rio de Janeiro poet, composer and singer Lourdes Ábido is a rare name in the Brazilian musical scene. With a strong academic background in Brazilian, Portuguese and French literatures, she also has a personal interest in philosophy. As for her musical education, she studied with Chiquita França (piano) Egberto Gismonti (guitar) and …

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Jun 01 2007

Lourdes Ábido Fala Sobre Golfinho/Gaivota

Golfinho-Gaivota

Notas Poéticas   Ao ouvir Golfinho Gaivota, eu fiquei curioso para entender melhor a idéia da compositora sobre cada música. Então eu pedi a Lourdes Ábido para falar sobre as harmonias, melodias, letras e canções no álbum. Aqui está o que ela escreveu.           A ERA DO VAZIO – Fiz essa música …

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Oct 04 2004

Márcio Proença: Facho De Luz

Facho de Luz

A Thousand Lights   Deixa eu contar meu delírio em prosa e verso Sou bem prolixo e até convexo Bem pouca chance pra mudar Those are the first words you will hear in Marcio Proença’s Facho de Luz. Produced by João Carlos Carino and arranged by super talented pianist Cristóvão Bastos, this album makes those …

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Feb 26 2004

Various: Songbook João Bosco 3

Songbook João Bosco 3

Esmerado Trabalho   Terceiro volume do songbook de João Bosco que ganhei no Natal e só hoje estou terminando de ouvir. Chegou a um ponto que me pegou “na veia” e tenho que repartir. Ou buscar eco, alguém que tenha sentido da mesma forma que eu, desbragadamente. Talvez cause espanto ou incomode essa minha maneira …

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Jan 01 2004

Leila Pinheiro: Mais Coisas Do Brasil

Mais Coisas do Brasil

A Commanding Live Performance   Have you ever seen Leila Pinheiro live? Here is your chance if you said no. If you said yes, you will still want this DVD. It opens with Leila Pinheiro singing a cappella. In a prayer-like song, she asks for the blessing of Our Lady of Nazaré in her hometown …

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