Tag: Luiz Simas

Feb 07 2008

Luiz Simas: Cafuné

Cafuné

Reinventing Himself   Luiz Simas is a tireless artist who seems to know how to reinvent himself with each new recording he makes. He has played choro (New Chorinhos from Brazil), he has done pop (Recipe for Rhythm), he also had a very introspective piano album (Impromptu) and followed all of those with a live …

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Oct 07 2003

Luiz Simas: New Chorinhos from Brazil

New Chorinhos from Brazil

Choro in the Present    Upon receiving New Chorinhos from Brazil, I confess I was a little apprehensive. Choro (literally “cry”) is a Brazilian music form that requires a lot of soul both for performing and composing it. One could say choro is very much like the Portuguese fado in that it evokes feelings. Unlike …

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Oct 07 2003

Luiz Simas: Recipe For Rhythm

Recipe for Rhythm

Rhythm for the Soul     When I heard Recipe for Rhythm for the first time, I was surprised by Simas’s new album. Not only was he presenting a totally different sound — and I am not referring to the fact that he sings in this release — but he was also successfully achieving his …

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Oct 07 2003

Luiz Simas: Live In New York

Live in New York City

Live Enchantment    Multi-talented singer/songwriter Luiz Simas is like a chameleon. He has performed with Brazilian artists including Raul Seixas, Roberto Carlos, Elza Soares (was her musical director when she performed at the Village), Lobão, Ritchie and many others. He was also the founding member of several groups in Brazilian music: Agora-4 (bossa nova, late …

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Oct 07 2003

Luiz Simas

Luiz Simas

A Brazilian expatriate singer and songwriter based in New York City, Luiz Simas has a long-standing tradition and affiliation with BRock. His music also covers some of Brazil’s richest genres: choro. Official web site: Luiz Simas   New Chorinhos from Brazil (1998) Recipe for Rhythm (1998) Luiz Simas Live in New York City (2003) Cafuné …

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