Egídio Leitão

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Apr 30 2016

Antonio Adolfo: Tropical Infinito

Tropical Infinito

And Now Something Completely Different… In the last few years I’ve been trying to keep up with Antonio Adolfo‘s discography, and that has not been an easy task. He has released more albums than I can find time to review here in MúsicaBrasileira.org. What is remarkable is that every time he comes out with a …

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Apr 26 2016

Carol Saboya: Carolina

Carolina

Like Father, Like Daughter Four years have passed since we last heard Carol Saboya (Rio de Janeiro, 1975) on a full solo recording. Her 2012 Belezas – The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento was her US debut following several previous album recorded and distributed in Brazil and Japan. After that 2012 release, we also …

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Apr 02 2016

Jeff Kunkel: Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

Indeed a Happy Return! Not too long ago, I reviewed Jeff Kunkel‘s 2013 Meu Coração Brasileiro. That album was his exploration of the “laid-back Brazilian groove,” as he described it. He’s back now with Many Happy Returns. Produced by Jeff Kunkel and Haroldo Mauro Jr., Many Happy Returns shines with great musicians, arrangements and new music. The …

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Mar 05 2016

André Mehmari, Neymar Dias, Sérgio Reze: As Estações na Cantareira

As Estações na Cantareira

Another Gem Pianist, arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist André Mehmari is one of those artists who has solidified his name in the Brazilian music scene at a very early age. Born in Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, 1977), he showed interest in music as a child while listening to his mother playing the piano in their home …

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Feb 19 2016

Gustavo Baião: Canções de Gilson Peranzzetta

Canções de Gilson Peranzzetta

Songs for a Lifetime In a country where female singers seem to be better known than their male counterparts, it is often rewarding to hear of a new Brazilian male singer. The benefits are even better when he comes from outside the Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo axis. That is precisely the case of Gustavo …

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Jan 30 2016

Imaginário: John Finbury featuring Marcella Camargo

Imaginário

Luscious Bossa Bossa Nova is a genre that seems to evoke feelings and emotions merely with its soft and smooth sounds. One Bossa Nova song can create the image of a sailboat and make you feel like sailing it on calm waters.  Another song can bring out the passion you felt when you first laid eyes …

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Nov 25 2015

Conrado Paulino Quarteto: Quatro Climas

Quatro Climas

Beautiful Music for Every Mood! Guitarist, arranger and composer Conrado Paulino (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1960) started his professional career in Campinas, São Paulo, in the early 1980s. After playing in some of the local nightclubs there, he moved to São Paulo. He studied classic guitar with Jorge Molinari and Roberto Lara while still living in Argentina. …

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Oct 11 2015

Mente Clara: Forrozêra

Forrozêra

Forró Jazz Austin, Texas, claims to be the Live Music Capital of the World. This strong statement is supported in part by the world-famous SXSW (South by Southwest) and ACL (Austin City Limits) music festivals as well as Carnaval Brasileiro (over 30 years strong) Pachanga Latino Musical Festival, Urban Music Festival, Fun, Fun, Fun Fest …

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Oct 02 2015

Fernanda Cunha: Olhos de Mar

Fernanda Cunha Olhos de Mar

MP-Brilliant! So often I read about Brazilian artists complaining about the lack of new Música Popular Brasileira (MPB, Brazilian Popular Music). Unfortunately the reality in Brazil is not the brightest when it comes to MPB. It seems radio stations continue a tragic love affair with what’s popular, relegating quality MPB to the back of their …

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Sep 04 2015

Nelson Faria: Um Café Lá Em Casa

Nelson Faria

Making Music with Friends Guitarist, arranger, composer and educator, Nelson Faria (Belo Horizonte – MG, 1963) is an international and well respected musician admired by his peers, critics and fans alike. Besides having released over a dozen albums in solo, duo and trio formats, he is behind some of the most significant recordings in the Brazilian songbook. …

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