Tag Archive: Nilson Matta

Feb 22 2013

Nilson Matta: Black Orpheus

  More Than Revisiting Classics     Having appeared in over twenty critically acclaimed albums (some were even Grammy winners), Nilson Matta has made a name for himself as a heavily sought after bassist. He has performed with giants including João Gilberto, Hermeto Pascoal, Nana Caymmi, Johnny Alf, Hélio Delmiro,Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson, Paquito D’Rivera, Herbie Mann, Hendrik Meurkens, Oscar Castro-Neves, Yo Yo …

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Jul 11 2012

Brazilian Trio: Constelação

  Shining Stars   The wait is over, finally. When the Brazilian Trio released its debut Grammy-nominated album, Forests, I was very impressed by such an impassioned release. Knowing how busy each artist is — Helio Alves, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca all have very hectic schedules of their own — I couldn’t help …

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Jul 11 2012

Brazilian Trio

Comprised of Helio Alves (piano), Duduka da Fonseca (drums, percussion) and Nilson Matta (bass), the Brazilian Trio is carrying on the tradition of the piano-bass-drum trios with impeccable productions. This group’s discography is available in Spotify. You can subscribe to that playlist below.     Official web site: Brazilian Trio   Forests (2008) Constelação (2012)  

Jun 11 2009

Brazilian Trio: Forests

The Sum of Its Parts   With years of experience in the New York City Brazilian jazz scene and having played with a who’s-who list of Brazilian artists, three very talented musicians got together to release Forests, a heavy Brazilian jazz album in the best tradition of piano, bass and drums trio. Individually, each artist …

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Apr 12 2009

Trio da Paz & Joe Locke: Live at JazzBaltica

  A Few Surprises     The repertoire in Live at JazzBaltica might not be totally brand new, but the sound Trio da Paz creates with guest vibraphonist/composer Joe Locke is all smooth and captivating. The Trio pulls a few surprises with this formation. Live at JazzBaltica was recorded at Salzau, Germany, on July 1, …

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Sep 06 2006

Mark Weinstein: O Nosso Amor

Passion Revisited   Mark Weinstein’s love affair with Brazilian music is not new. Back in 1998, in his Jazz World Trios CD he had already included Brazilian music in his repertoire. He also had special guests such as Romero Lubambo and Cyro Baptista. Deepening that relationship, in 2003 he released the wonderful Tudo de Bom, …

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Nov 12 2005

Trio da Paz: Somewhere

Peaceful Gems      A new Trio da Paz album is always something to enjoy. After a three-year gap since its last albums — Café and Canta Brasil were both released in 2002 — the trio went back in the studio to record yet another fine album, just like previous Trio da Paz releases. Taking …

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Nov 12 2004

Trio da Paz: Brasil from the Inside

  Piece by “Peace”: The Journey Begins   Produced by Allen Farnham, Brasil From The Inside is a debut unlike many others. The album clearly reflects the expertise of these three musicians both individually and in ensemble formation. Trio da Paz arranged all tracks except for “Pedra Bonita” (co-arranged with Mário Adnet), “This Is for …

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Nov 12 2004

Trio da Paz: Café

  Coffee with the Trio   There’s probably nothing more Brazilian than coffee and soccer. With Trio da Paz’s fourth release, Café, you will experience at least half of what is intrinsically Brazilian. This album is a knock-out production full of surprises. Produced by Rick Warm and Trio da Paz, Café blends Brazilian classics and …

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Nov 12 2004

Kenny Barron & Trio da Paz: Canta Brasil

 Jazz Pianist Joins the Trio   Though this CD cover only lists Kenny Barron as the performer, the back side of the jewel box says Canta Brasil features Trio da Paz. Consequently, I have decided to include this album as part of the Trio’s discography. Produced by Karen Kennedy, Canta Brasil also features Anne Drummond …

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