Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Quatro virtuoses brasileiros da musica instrumental e Marlui
Peppino | 12/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"..what can I say first, for used copies at less than $1 US dolare, why not purchase this CD , Pau Brasil marries the folcloric musics of both Amazonia and Africa with the sounds roots of jazz , rendered by some of the finest musicians in Brasil that are almost unknown on the big stake of land to the north! (How sad that is!)
Ze Eduardo and Lelo Nazario , of the legendary "Grupo Um", on drums/percussives and teclados/piano respectively ,
saxofones and flutes of both European/indigenous origin from maestro Teco Cardoso,
and steady and innovative bass (electric and the 'wood') by the much in demand Rodolfo Stroeter accompany the glorious voice of Marlui Miranda (also on violao and flutes),this recording is an inventive meeting of the contemporary (jazz/musica popular brasileira) and the traditional world. I hope some of these names rings the bell with anyone reading this review,I can dream, can't I!)
Instrumentation linked to urban culture collides joyously with sounds cultivated from Amazon nature, the ritmo of the African 'congada'- cultural diversity as a source of permanent beauty, as the Pau Brasil feel it!
For those 'in the know', 'Pau Brasil' is the name " brasilwood" , but to emfasize the connection of musics with nature is not to write this recording off as some "new age" snores, you must know the fine pedigree of the musicians in Pau Brasil, as they all are complete masters of sound/texture/harmony, and exhibit restraint and respect in this particular musical 'mission'.
Pau Brasil opens doors to all who are devoted to jazz, MPB, and spritual sounds of transcendence, much necessary in this ever chaotic world which we exist!
O efeito eh espetacular ainda mais !
And for the intrepid, try to find some of the recordings of Teco and Lelo , so far , currently not avaliable at Amazon.