Egídio Leitão

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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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Feb 03 2017

Ricardo Silveira: Jeri

Jeri

The Meaning of Cool In 1984, Ricardo Silveira (Rio de Janeiro, 1956) released his first album (Bom de Tocar), and since then his career has been nothing but a solid presence in the Brazilian and international instrumental music scene. From 1986 through 1991, he was a member of the Banda Zil. To say his music portfolio …

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Jan 24 2017

Fernanda Cunha: Jobim 90

Jobim 90

Sovereign Maestro On January 25, 2017, Antonio Carlos Jobim would have been 90 years old. Known among other musicians as the Maestro Soberano (Sovereign Maestro), Jobim wrote hundreds of Bossa Nova standards performed by singers all over the world. Anyone who’s ever heard any Brazilian music will likely have heard at least one Jobim song. It …

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Jan 09 2017

David Feldman: Horizonte

Horizonte

Rich Horizon Carioca pianist, producer and composer David Feldman (Rio de Janeiro, 1978) was born in an instrumentalist family. At the early age of four, he began his formal musical education, and in 2002, he graduated from the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in New York. He also studied with Luiz Eça. He has …

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