December 29, 2011
December 28, 2011
December 24, 2011
Simoninha tributes to Jorge Benjor . 2009.
Wilson Simoninha, son of Wilson Simonal and the brother of Max de Castro, is one of the young revelations of the '90s who are recovering samba and bossa nova classics through soul/pop music, working in mutual collaboration with the Trama recording company. The live recorded show Artistas Reunidos brings a sample of such artists, with the participation of Simoninha, Max de Castro, Jairzinho Oliveira and Luciana Mello (son and daughter of Jair Rodrigues), and Pedro Camargo Mariano (son of Elis Regina and half-brother of associate João Marcello Bôscoli). Having formed the Suite Combo with João Marcello Bôscoli, Simoninha also works with him at the Trama recording company... ( Read more ).
Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide
See February 27, 2011 post.
December 23, 2011
December 21, 2011
December 20, 2011
Heineken Concerts 1997 . Palace, São Paulo.
Formed in Recife (Pernambuco) in 1992, the Mestre Ambrósio developed a particular sound that draws on the northeast Brazilian genres of maracatu, ciranda, coco, baião, and caboclinho, mixed with pop, rock, and world pop music, including Arabic. Associated with the mangue beat, Mestre Ambrósio, unlike the Nação Zumbi or Chico Science, is more devoted to the northeast Brazilian tradition. Its name derives from the role of master of ceremonies of the folkloric theater Cavalo Marinho from Pernambuco. ( Read more )
December 17, 2011
Burro Morto at the "Instrumental SESC Brasil", Sao Paulo - 18/04/2011
An instrumental group from Paraiba , Burro Morto had its origin in psychedelic jam sessions inspired by 70s bands in Brazil.
December 14, 2011
December 11, 2011
December 4, 2011
Santa Bárbara Jazz Festival, Minas Gerais, 2007.
Egberto Gismonti is world-renowned as a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was profoundly influenced by Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos, his works reflecting the musical diversity of Brazil. From the Amazon Indians' batuque to the Carioca samba and choro, through the Northeastern frevo, baião, and forró, Gismonti captures the true essence of the Brazilian soul in a way that is primitive, yet sophisticated, and reflects it through his personal vision, elaborated by years of classic training and literacy in a wealth of musical languages in which jazz plays a significant role. ( Read more )
December 3, 2011
Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda at the SESC Santana 19/03/2011.
... " A contemporary rock band collided with a traditional brass band, with drum rhythms leavening the mixture. It’s joyous and unpretentious and it gets over like crazy." .....
( New York Times' music review )