Egídio Leitão

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Jan 11 2018

Gabriel Santiago: Traveler

Traveler

Back on the Road — Right on the footsteps of Momentum, Gabriel Santiago returns with a new release: Traveler. His journey in Brazilian music is strong as ever, and this time he devotes the album mostly to authorial music. In a trio formation (Thiago Rabello on drums and Sidiel Vieira on acoustic and electric bass), Gabriel Santiago …

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Dec 25 2017

Barca dos Corações Partidos: Auê

Aue

A Celebration of Brazilian Culture — In a country with an extremely rich tradition of strong female performers, it often surprises me when a male artist rises to the forefront. That was one of the things that called my attention when I first heard of Barca dos Corações Partidos (Ship of the Broken Hearts). The group …

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Nov 26 2017

MPB-4, Toquinho & Ivan Lins: 50 Anos de Música

MPB-4, Toquinho, Ivan Lins

Reliving the Golden Age of MPB — Luck would have it that I was in Fortaleza on October 7, 2017, when MPB-4, Toquinho and Ivan Lins performed their acclaimed road show celebrating 50 years of their individual careers. The mid- to late-1960s era can be called a golden age of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira or …

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Aug 05 2017

The Richard Sorce Project: Samba Para a Vida

Samba Para a Vida

Samba Is Life Composer, pianist and arranger Richard Sorce has demonstrated a long-standing closeness to Brazilian music. His two previous albums, A Place I’ve Never Been and Closer Than Before already showcased his connection to Brazil in some tracks. Now, his third and brand new release delves deeper into the Brazilian repertoire with fifteen original …

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Jun 21 2017

John Finbury featuring Marcella Camargo: Pitanga

PItanga

Expanding Brazilian Horizons With a 2016 Latin Grammy nomination for Song of the Year for “A Chama Verde,” from Imaginário, John Finbury comes back with another well produced and pleasing new album, Pitanga. Produced and arranged by John Finbury and Bob Patton, Pitanga follows in the footsteps of Imaginário. The repertoire is all original music written by John Finbury, …

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Jun 14 2017

Mario Adnet: Saudade Maravilhosa

Saudade Maravilhosa

The Composer   If you have been following our site for a while, the name of Mario Adnet is not going to be unknown for you. His discography and special projects have been keeping us pleasantly busy. It is always a joy to find out he has a new album in the works, and it’s …

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May 11 2017

Requinte Trio: Honey & Air

Honey & Air

Refined and Classy Before I listened to Requinte Trio’s Honey & Air the first time, I cannot deny my apprehension mixed with anticipation. Having only been familiar with Janis Siegel (one of the founding members of the famous Manhattan Transfer), I didn’t know what to expect. Would this be an album with Brazilian songs performed in English …

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Mar 26 2017

André Siqueira: Catamarã

Catamarã

Smooth Sailing It is not every day that I hear about a guitarist from the Brazilian southern state of Paraná. A graduate from the State University of Londrina (Paraná), André Siqueira presently teaches harmony and counterpoint, arrangement and guitar at that institution. Composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist (guitars, flutes, viola caipira, bass and the Portuguese guitar), André …

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Mar 16 2017

Marcos Nimrichter: Trio$

Trio$

Long Overdue The first solo album by Marcos Nimrichter dates back to 2003. The album, reviewed here in MB, impressed me with its polished production and arrangements. In 2006, along with Caio Márcio (acoustic and electric guitars), Marcos released Radamés em Companhia. That album was devoted to the music of Radamés Gnattali, K-Ximbinho, Guinga and …

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Feb 14 2017

Conrado Paulino & Rosa Passos: Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar

Conrado Paulino & Rosa Passos

Heavenly! Nothing could be more appropriate to celebrate Valentine’s Day with this tranquil rendition of Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes’ “Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar.” In October of 2012, Conrado Paulino invited Rosa Passos to join him at the TV program  Talentos (TV Câmara, Brasília). The result speaks for itself. What is truly …

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