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Brazil’s Antonio Adolfo: Bridging Traditions

Jazz hagiography abounds with tales of unknown talent, many of the stories probably apocryphal, ...

The Sound of Moacir Santos: Brazilian Black Gold Rediscovered

It’s taken far too long for musicians – and through them, the world’s audiences ...

Brazil’s Mysterious Traveler

Pianist and composer Weber Iago, an important albeit insufficiently recognized figure, is somewhat of ...

Toninho Horta and Tom Lellis: Brazilian Setting for Standards

Vocalist and composer/pianist Tom Lellis has the uncluttered musical thinking and timing of a ...

Mehmari & Holanda: Brazilian Duo’s Seismic Utterance

André Mehmari has a special gift of touch, coaxing from the piano both an ...

Brazil’s Muiza Brings Mezzo-like Warmth to Moacir Santos

Muiza Adnet Sings Moacir Santos is one of those recordings where the promise of ...

Brazilian musician Vinicius Dorin

Brazil’s Jedi Return

When Hermeto Pascoal played Los Angeles in 2004, I was curious to hear live ...

Brazil’s Songs of Innocence and Experience

Sweet tooth, prepare for action. Without a lapse, Antologia da Canção Brasileira has a ...

Brazil’s Planetary Troubadour

Like the medieval troubadours, poet musicians who conveyed news in the form of song, ...

Jovino Santos: Brazilian Survival of the Hippest

Pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Jovino Santos Neto falls into that select group of musicians ...

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