Tag: Mario Adnet

Jun 14 2017

Mario Adnet: Saudade Maravilhosa

Saudade Maravilhosa

The Composer   If you have been following our site for a while, the name of Mario Adnet is not going to be unknown for you. His discography and special projects have been keeping us pleasantly busy. It is always a joy to find out he has a new album in the works, and it’s …

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Nov 08 2014

Caymmi Centenário


The Immortality of Dorival Caymmi How special can it get: an album that opens with the voices of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Chico Buarque. Something serious must be going on… It must have been since 1995 when the three star vocalists were joined together. It was on stage during a memorable New Year’s Eve …

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Nov 12 2013

Mario Adnet: Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos

Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos

The Birth of Brazilian Contemporary Music   Composer, maestro and cellist Heitor Villa-Lobos (Rio de Janeiro, 1887-1959) is internationally known as Brazil’s most important composer. Ethnomusicologist Gerard Béhague described Villa-Lobos as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music.” He was a contemporary of other stellar Brazilian artists, including Eduardo das Neves, Ernesto Nazareth, …

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Oct 19 2013

Mario Adnet: Vinícius & Os Maestros – Orquestra e Convidados

Vinícius & Os Maestros

A New Vinícius…   After dedicating albums to the music of Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Baden Powell and Moacir Santos, Mario Adnet decided to showcase the compositions of Vinícius de Moraes with other maestros. In Vinícius & Os Maestros the listener will not find any Jobim songs. Instead, the fifteen tracks in the album cover Vinícius music with …

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Mar 01 2013

Mario Adnet: Amazonia: On the Forest Trail


An Ode to Amazonia     The Amazon rainforest has been a center of attention for decades because of its infinite resources and sustainability issues for our planet. It is truly a region of superlative dimensions and significance. With over two million square miles (approximately five and a half million square kilometers) — that’s about …

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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

Mario Adnet: +Jobim Jazz

+Jobim Jazz

Re-Jazzing up with Jobim   After what seems like four long years since the release of Jobim Jazz,Mario Adnet revisits Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim) with a second installment dedicated to Jobim’s jazz instrumental music. Giving continuation to the Jobim Jazz project was a logical decision explained by Mario himself: “Not only because the subject fascinates me, but also because it …

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Oct 08 2010

Mario Adnet: O Samba Vai

O Samba Vai

He Gets it Right – Again!    Whether as an arranger, a producer of special projects or a solo recording artist, Mario Adnet has released or been involved in a few dozen albums. If you have not yet discovered his music, chances are you must have been out of touch with reality or in some …

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Aug 08 2010

Mario Adnet & Philippe Baden Powell: AfroSambaJazz – The Music of Baden Powell


Classics Revisited   Originally released in 1966, Os Afro Sambas united Baden Powell and Vinícius de Moraes in what would later become a landmark recording in Brazilian music. The original release featured arrangements and musical direction by Guerra Peixe and also featured vocals by Quarteto em Cy. The original tracks were Canto de Ossanha Canto …

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Apr 08 2009

Mario Adnet: Samba Meets Boogie Woogie

Samba Meets Boogie Woogie

A Tribute to the Music of the 1940s & 1950s   Some things are definitely worth waiting for. Samba Meets Boogie Woogie was recorded in May and June 2006, but post-production took nearly two years. Finally, the album was released in October 2008. All my expectations were fulfilled. Repertoire research was given to Alfredo Del-Penho, who …

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