Tag: Quarteto Maogani

Nov 11 2005

Quarteto Maogani: Maogani – Quarteto de Violões

Maogani

 Noble Sounds       Two years after it was formed, Quarteto Maogani released its first album. Between that time and this first release, the quartet was busy taking part in Projeto Pixinguinha and being a special guest in Leila Pinheiro’s show Catavento e Girassol. In fact, it was from that album that the group …

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Nov 11 2005

Quarteto Maogani: Cordas Cruzadas

Cordas Cruzadas

Unforgettable Guitars    Four years after the release of their debut album, Quarteto Maogani comes back with another production following the same successful steps as their first cd. Musical production in Cordas Cruzadas was the responsibility of Filipe Freire and the Quarteto members. A slight change in the ensemble formation took place since Maogani – …

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Nov 11 2005

Quarteto Maogani: Agua De Beber

Água de Beber

Refined Guitars      Every time I see a new release that pays homage to names such as Pixinguinha, Dorival Caymmi, Chico Buarque or Tom Jobim, for example, I take a step back and think it over whether I want to hear and buy it. Many artists have decided to place their mark on the …

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Nov 11 2005

Quarteto Maogani

Quarteto Maogani

Four accomplished guitarists – Paulo Aragão, Marcos Alves, Marcus Tardelli, Carlos Chaves – are responsible for the sublime music we hear in Quarteto Maogani’s recordings. Formed in 1995, the group has performed with Leila Pinheiro, Guinga and Zé Nogueira, among others, and has received critical acclaim. Official web site: Quarteto Maogani   Maogani – Quarteto de Violão …

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Aug 07 2004

Nós Quatro: Nós Quatro

Nós Quatro

A Sure Pleaser   I have always been a fan of Brazilian vocal groups. In the 1970s, names such as Quarteto em Cy and MPB-4 were common household names. Their tight harmonies and sometimes exquisite multi-layered vocal arrangements were captivating to say the least. Times have certainly changed, but the tradition has not disappeared. A …

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Mar 16 2004

Various Artists: comPasso Samba & Choro

1º comPasso Samba & Choro

Good Samba & Choro Samplers   One of the most frequent questions I hear when people are trying to buy their first Brazilian CD is what album I would recommend for someone not yet very familiar with Brazilian music. Choosing one album to best represent the wide range of Brazilian musical styles is a difficult …

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