Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
In the exuberant, sun-splashed Terra Mater, Brazilian composer and musician Marcio Montarroyos combines many influences - American jazz improvisations, samba, the big band sound, European classical music, traditional Brazi... more »
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In the exuberant, sun-splashed Terra Mater, Brazilian composer and musician Marcio Montarroyos combines many influences - American jazz improvisations, samba, the big band sound, European classical music, traditional Brazilian folk music, African music, bossa nova, and percussion - with a lot of natural Brazilian feeling. Montarroyos dazzles the listener with complex, fleet-fingered phrases that soar gently into free-floating romanticism, blending musical influences from around the globe with classical interpretation and personal experience into a unique fusion jazz celebration. Terra Mater is an upbeat fusion jazz recording. Rhythmic variety keeps the pace moving and shifting harmonies provide textural richness. The orchestrations are sophisticated and modern, with plenty of improvisation, which gives the music its vitality and immediacy. Produced in Rio de Janeiro, this recording combines elements of previous recordings - Marcio Montarroyos and Stone Alliance, Magic Moment, A Night in the Sun (with Jon Hiseman), Carioca, and the CD compilation Samba Solstice - with a new twist. Terra Mater is not just a trumpet player's album. Montarroyos recorded and co-produced with Lincoln Olivetti, one of Brazil's top arrangers, orchestrators, composers, and keyboardists. The sounds on Terra Mater were recorded using the best high-tech equipment and techniques available - including synthesizers and multi-track recording processes. Montarroyos and Olivetti came up with a new term for their musical concept primitive-techno where the sounds programmed on the computer interact with live music, creating a warm, natural, and intensely personal recording that celebrates its many origins. Terra Mater delivers jazz from the heart of Brazil with an ecstatic primitive-techno twist.
Papetti | Mexico City | 05/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marcio has always been an excellent musician and this album is just the perfect example, his skills, his taste, his collaboration with genius Licoln Olivetti and their compositions for the trumpet and flügelhorn are awesome. Most every cut in this album is fantastic, Hidden Place and Aquarela do Brasil are soft, sultry, melodic; and cuts like Terra Mater / Oberdan's Groove / Reunion / The 14th Day / Take your Time and One More Light are fast-paced Brazilian Instrumental Jazz at its best.Include it in your collection !..."