SOLO BRASILEIRO will be of interest to jazz audiences because it showcases the talents of Maria Teresa Madeira as she brings the modernism of contemporary Brazilian music to the piano. 11 selections, each an individual entry with unusual motifs and imaginative solo piano performances.
Among the titles are found Joao Guilherme Ripper's "Cantilena," Gilberto Mendes' "Il Neige...De Noveau!," Fernando Ariani's "Spiralis," Glicia Campos' "Flashes," to name a few from this enjoyable collection. Madeira has a great talent, and it is very much in evidence in this collection of Brazilian music.
If you like Madeira, you will want to have this solo piano CD, and if you are new to her music, this is a fine way to meet her musically and enjoy her intricate piano stylings. SOLO BRASILEIRO is a satisfying listening experience in world music focusing on a highly gifted Brazilian pianist playing the music of Brazil.