Tag Archive: Minas

Aug 01 2015

Minas: Symphony in Bossa

Symphonic Bossa Five years before the release of Bossa Nova Day (2009), Orlando Haddad and Patricia King had started a major scale collaboration with maestro Bill Zaccagni to produce an album for their group Minas. The plan was to use their own compositions along with others from the Brazilian songbook. Unfortunately, Bill Zaccagni passed away in 2007. Nevertheless, the …

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May 06 2010

Minas: Bossa Nova Day

A Celebration with Bossa Originals   Celebrating 25 years of their partnership, Orlando Haddad and Patricia King released a new Minas album. Unlike previous albums, which featured guest musicians, this time Orlando and Patricia are the main focus in all tracks playing the guitar (Orlando), piano (Patricia) and sharing vocals, production, arrangements as well as …

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Oct 06 2006

Minas: In Rio

Rio Pleasure   The last time Minas was in the recording studio was back in 1996, when they released BlueAzul exactly 10 years ago. Though the group did not stop performing, there was, of course, a long wait for its fourth studio album. As implied by the title, the album was indeed recorded in Rio …

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Mar 06 2004

Minas: BlueAzul

Uncovering Minas   I cannot help but wonder how Minas has been able to keep a lid on its secret. Perhaps it is because this husband and wife duo is constantly busy touring the United States and Brazil. With appearances in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife and Belo Horizonte, Minas brings together a wealth …

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