Kees Schoof

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Name: Kees Schoof
Date registered: May 11, 2013
URL: http://musicabrasileira.org/

Latest posts

  1. Heloísa Fernandes: Faces — August 12, 2017
  2. Jovino Santos Neto & André Mehmari: Guris — July 28, 2017
  3. Ron Carter & Vitoria Maldonado: Brasil L.I.K.E. — July 14, 2017
  4. Maria Bethânia: Abraçar e Agradecer — April 23, 2017
  5. Nigel Shore: Clouds of Rain — March 1, 2017

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Apr 15 2016

Mark Isbell: Encontro

A Meeting of Brazil with Jazz It’s hard to believe that it’s already seven years ago that saxophonist Mark Isbell released his Samba Copacabana. The album impressed with its high level of Rio-inspired music, recorded with local top players. A sunny atmosphere dominates the listening pleasure on that album. For Encontro, Mark Isbell (1960, Santa …

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Mar 24 2016

Ney Matogrosso: Atento aos Sinais – Vivo

Still Sounding Great Either you like him or you don’t: Ney Matogrosso. The controversial singer/performer from Bela Vista, Mato Grosso do Sul (1941) is full of surprises. He likes to dive into a very diverse range of repertoires. Whether it’s a chamber-music kind of setting; choro, samba, bossa, pop or rock: leave it to Ney …

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Mar 11 2016

Rosa Passos: Canta Ary, Tom e Caymmi

A Perfect Compilation Three of the greatest Brazilian composers of all time performed by one of the nicest voices in bossa nova. Here’s Canta Ary, Tom e Caymmi, an album that highlights the unique qualities of the Brazilian music culture. Singer, guitarist and composer Rosa Passos (Salvador de Bahia, 1952) is highly respected and loved …

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Jan 20 2016

Daniela Mercury: Vinil Virtual

Making Her Statement The story of Daniela Mercury (Salvador, Bahia, 1965) is a complex one. The easy part is that she fell in love with dancing at a very young age. Her wish to be a vocalist was triggered when she was only 13 years old, after hearing the late great singer Elis Regina (1945-1982). …

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Jan 13 2016

João Gaspar: Rota Alternativa

Having fun again Time flies when you’re having fun! Can’t believe there are no less than eight years between the releases of guitarist João Gaspar’s first two albums! After all these years Camaleão Carioca (2007) is still a frequent guest in my CD player; an amazingly beautiful and, as it seems now, timeless album. Now …

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Jan 05 2016

Coletivo Samba Noir: Samba Noir

The Dark Side of the Samba It was between the two world wars that the cinema noir started to develop. Although a minimalistic film technique was used, the main characteristics of the movies were to be found in its sentiments. Melancholy, sadness, disappointment, pessimism,… And there’s the link with samba! There, too, lyrics often tell …

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Oct 31 2015

Celso Fonseca: Like Nice

The Musical Heritage of João Gilberto Celso Fonseca’s new album Like Nice has written “bossa nova” all over it. It’s a pure dedication to the musical heritage of João Gilberto. With the legendary composer/ performer in mind, Celso further perfected his technique of the João Gilberto bossa chords on the acoustic guitar. His voice was …

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Oct 17 2015

Vinícius Cantuária: Vinícius Canta Antônio Carlos Jobim

It’s All About Bossa Nova The story about Vinícius Cantuária has been told before here on MúsicaBrasileira. How the singer from Manaus (1951) released catchy pop albums in the 1980s and reached the unwanted status of pop idol. To escape that commercial circus, Vinícius moved to New York (1994) to find his own direction in …

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Aug 28 2015

Humberto Barros: Longe, Longe

Fun Again Keyboard player Humberto Barros is a very welcoming musician. When he releases a CD, it feels like you’re entering the living room of someone who loves to show you around his musical surprises. Humberto has a way to come up with music that bursts with originality. He’s mainly a keyboard player, but in …

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Jul 24 2015

Hamilton de Holanda: World of Pixinguinha

Perfect again! Mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda never sleeps. If he’s not on tour somewhere in the world, then he can be found in a recording studio. For this album, Hamilton combined the two: he recorded the album in studios at various places all over the world. In each place he invited a very special …

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