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Serenata: The Music of Hermeto Pascoal by Mike Marshall & Jovino Santos Neto

SERENATA is a beautiful, hauntingly romantic collection of Brazilian jazz compositions by Hermeto Pascoal. Performed by Jovino Santos Neto on piano and Mike Marshall on guitars, this CD collection will become a favorite among Brazilian jazz fans.

There are thirteen songs on the CD. Among them are found such intricate songs as "Quanto Mais Longe, Mais Perto" (the further apart we are, the closer we get); "Serenata," "July 17," "Saudades Do Brasil," "Joyce," "Floresta," and "Santa Catarina."

Each song has a special flavor and magic all its own, captivating the listening audience with sounds that are filled with melody, tone, and verve. Every performance is straight-ahead and filled with poetic expression.

This is one you will want to add to your home library for listening pleasure often. SERENATA is a showcase collection for its performers.

The solo work is superb. Group musical expression is flawless. Highly recommended.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Mike Marshall & Jovino Santos Neto
  • CD Title: Serenata: The Music of Hermeto Pascoal
  • Genre: Brazilian Jazz / Brazilian Pop Jazz
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Adventure Music
  • Musicians: Jovino Santos Neto on acoustic piano, flutes, harmonium. Mike Marshall on mandolin, steel and nylon string guitars, bouzouki. Special guest appearance of composer Hermeto Pascoal on bass flute and melodica.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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