Tag: Mark Isbell

Apr 15 2016

Mark Isbell: Encontro


A Meeting of Brazil with Jazz It’s hard to believe that it’s already seven years ago that saxophonist Mark Isbell released his Samba Copacabana. The album impressed with its high level of Rio-inspired music, recorded with local top players. A sunny atmosphere dominates the listening pleasure on that album. For Encontro, Mark Isbell (1960, Santa …

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Jun 15 2014

Tavynho Bonfá featuring Mark Isbell: Toca Luiz Bonfá

Bonfá Toca Bonfá

A Warm Dedication Tavynho Bonfá is a name that immediately makes an association with Luiz Bonfá. “Bonfá” is a name that is cherished by most of the Brazilian music fans. So Tavynho Bonfá already has some credit as soon as he shows up. And after hearing his music, one can only be happy that the …

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Aug 06 2009

Mark Isbell & Brazilian Friends: Samba Copacabana

Samba Copacabana

A Brazilian Love Affair   With a title as Samba Copacabana, Californian born saxophonist Mark Isbell (1960, Santa Ana) leaves no doubt about what to expect. The musical road Mark Isbell followed during his life somehow had to lead to this recording. With both parents being musicians, he absorbed music at an early age. The …

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