Tag Archive: Romero Lubambo

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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Nov 12 2004

Trio da Paz: Partido Out

  Letting Loose!     About Partido Out, Trio da Paz’s third album, music critic Bret Primack said the following: This new documentation of their creativity, two years after their last release, finds them favoring an even more intense and hard-swinging approach to the Brazilian music lexicon tempered by just the right mix of subtlety …

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Nov 12 2004

Trio da Paz: Black Orpheus

Revisiting a Classic Score    The 1959 Franco-Italian-Brazilian movie Black Orpheus is regarded by many Brazilian music lovers as the defining moment that turned their attention to Brazilian music. The movie has become a world classic, especially since it won the Golden Palm in Cannes in 1959 and both a Golden Globe and Oscar in …

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Sep 08 2004

Pamela Driggs: Itacuruçá

Paradise Found   The first time I heard Pamela Driggs was in Brasília’s album River Wide (Kokoppelli Records KOKO 1304, 1995). Brasília was based in New Mexico and included, besides Driggs, her husband Romero Lubambo on guitars, Phil Markowitz and Phil Strange on piano and keyboards, Jerry Watts on bass, Ted Moore on drums and …

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Apr 11 2004

Trio da Paz

Even though the members of Trio da Paz began performing together in 1985 — “just for fun,” said Matta — the trio was formed in 1989. With Duduka da Fonseca on drums and percussion, Romero Lubambo on guitars and Nilson Matta on bass, the trio has released four solo albums to date. They also have …

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