Tag: Mauro Senise

Apr 02 2016

Jeff Kunkel: Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

Indeed a Happy Return! Not too long ago, I reviewed Jeff Kunkel‘s 2013 Meu Coração Brasileiro. That album was his exploration of the “laid-back Brazilian groove,” as he described it. He’s back now with Many Happy Returns. Produced by Jeff Kunkel and Haroldo Mauro Jr., Many Happy Returns shines with great musicians, arrangements and new music. The …

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Apr 28 2015

Jeff Kunkel: Meu Coração Brasileiro

Meu Coração Brasileiro

A Trip to Brazil A native of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA), Dr. Jeffrey Kunkel is the coordinator of jazz studies at Montclair State University (New Jersey). His teaching portfolio includes classes in jazz history, theory, improvisation and pedagogy. The winner of the 2008 New Jersey Jazz Education Achievement Award for excellence in the field of jazz education, …

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Feb 01 2009

Kiko Continentino, Leonardo Amuedo, Mauro Senise: Caixa de Música

Caixa de Música

An Exceptional Trio!   Here’s an instrumental album by a remarkable trio of musicians. It’s not often that we hear a trio formed by piano, guitar and sax. But a setting like this works just fine when the musicians are Kiko Continentino (piano), Mauro Senise (saxes and flutes) and Leonardo Amuedo (electric guitar). The classic …

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Sep 24 2008

Gilson Peranzzetta & Mauro Senise: Êxtase


When Friendship Becomes Art   When you put master musicians Gilson Peranzzetta and Mauro Senise in a recording studio, the two gentlemen turn into enthusiast guys who have the greatest fun making music together. The two long time friends know each other very well and find joy in challenging each other with musical tour de …

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Jun 24 2008

Trio Peranzzetta-Senise-Chew: Extra de Vários

Extra de Vários

Going Classic   On Extra de Vários three musicians with exceptional skills in a wide variety of music styles dive into a classic repertoire to give it their own interpretation. Leader of the trio is pianist, composer, arranger Gilson Peranzzetta (Rio de Janeiro, 1946). He’s praised in many areas of Brazilian Music. He started professionally …

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Apr 06 2008

Mauro Senise: Casa Forte

Casa Forte

Honoring the Music of Edu Lobo   Mauro Senise is one of Brazil’s settled names in instrumental music. The saxophonist (alto and soprano)/ flutist from Rio de Janeiro (1950) has an impressive career which even seems to get more impressive with every CD he releases. It all dates back to his early twenties, when Mauro …

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