Egídio Leitão

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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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Jan 04 2017

Danilo Brito: Danilo Brito

Danilo Brito

Choro Heir One of the most authentic forms of Brazilian music, choro has been honored at home and abroad. Many names have carried the choro tradition through the ages. Traditionally performed on mandolin, choro requires two essential elements: soul and dexterity.  Waldir Azevedo, Jacob do Bandolim, Joel do Nascimento and more recently Hamilton de Holanda …

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Nov 30 2016

Hans Vroomans: Saudade do Brasil

Hans Vroomans

Stunning! Recently I was watching Nelson Faria‘s Um Café Lá em Casa featuring Dutch pianist Hans Vroomans. As a bonus after the show, Nelson released a special video recording of Hans Vroomans playing Antonio Carlos Jobim‘s “Saudade do Brasil.” Although MúsicaBrasileira.org has never reviewed a single YouTube video, this particular rendition deserves your viewing most definitely. So, …

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Nov 18 2016

Dan Costa: Suíte Três Rios

Suíte Três Rios

Endless Sea of Excellence! Brazilian music has really solidified its presence in the world music scene. Countless artists across the globe have performed and recorded classics from the Brazilian songbook. Each year new names surface with noteworthy albums. Dan Costa (London, UK – 1989) is yet another newcomer who creates Brazilian music and extends our …

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Oct 28 2016

Carlos Walter: Calendário do (A)Feto

Calendário do Afeto

A Labor of Love The anticipation of a first child can create anxiety for a lot of parents. There are so many issues to be addressed and taken care of during those months leading up to child birth. For Minas Gerais guitarist and composer Carlos Walter (Uberaba, Minas Gerais, 1979), however, the anticipation of his first …

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Aug 27 2016

Ismael Tiso: Ventos do Sul

Ventos do Sul

A Clube da Esquina Legacy The saying goes that the apple does not fall far from the tree. A native of Três Pontas (Minas Gerais, 1986), Ismael Tiso is a living example of that old adage. The family name is well known in Brazil. His cousin, Wagner Tiso, is one of Brazil most renowned arrangers. He …

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