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Rosa Passos, with AMOROSA, has revitalized the Bossa Nova sound from the golden days of Astrud Gilberto. Passos has a voice that is magical and her guitar playing is perfec…
It's no revelation to my readers that the 'latin' idiom is up there with my all time favorite musical genre. After all, I came up with 'Tom Jobim.' Classical/jazz guitarist…
It is a pleasure to discover works of unabashed beauty and lyrical sophistication which are imbued with an infectiousness joy. Actually, you don’t even need to discover it.…
With first impression in hand, I equate this music with the sultry ambiance and fire of a Sarasota sun off shore just as the peaceful blanket of nightfall enter ones life. …
Italian musician Maurizio Lauroja is a breath of fresh air to hear. Your first impression of his new album Heaven or Hell will most certainly make you realize rather…
Perhaps known best for his 1960s, bossa nova collaborations with saxophone giant Stan Getz, Brazilian artist Joao Gilberto has again surfaced on America’s jazz scene.In …
Charlie Byrd’s "Byrd & Brazil" is a two-CD reissue of two previously released albums - "Sugarloaf Suite" originally issued in 1980 and "Brazilville" originally released in …
Though unassuming and fairly reclusive, João Gilberto possessed the creative force to help bring Brazilian music to the attention of the world’s listening public, with the …
JAZZ MOODS: TWILIGHT IN RIO is a lovely way to spend an evening of listening enjoyment! It is a nice and easy compilation. There are eleven selections on the CD. Among …
When Rosa Passos appeared on Yo-Yo Ma’s recent Sony albums of Brazilian music, Obrigado Brazil and Yo-Yo Ma Obrigado Brazil Live In Concert, attention was pai…