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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