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Power Samba Band
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
The pulsating rhythms of Pe De Boi, captured on the CD Pe De Boi: Power Samba Band, have electrified the New York club scene since the 1980s. Born of the rich Brazilian musical tradition and inflected with elements of Amer... more »
The pulsating rhythms of Pe De Boi, captured on the CD Pe De Boi: Power Samba Band, have electrified the New York club scene since the 1980s. Born of the rich Brazilian musical tradition and inflected with elements of American Jazz, Rock and Salsa, the songs on this album feature as many as ten different percussionists. Band founder and leader Guilherme Franco, a native of Brazil, named his group for a Brazilian slang term whose literal translation is foot of an ox, but whose real colloquial meaning is a musician with a great sense of rhythm. One of the most-in-demand Latin and World music percussionists, Guilherme Franco and has worked with McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Don Pullen, Woody Shaw, and Lee Konitz, among many others. The unique sound, intricate rhythms and contagious high spirits of Pe De Boi have been turning on audiences and making people dance, move, and groove from the very first beat of the music. With this CD release, the group, accompanied by all-star musicians from around the world, proves that with the Power Samba and Jazz of Pe De Boi... it s Carnival all year long!
"Power samba" delivers, if only briefly.
Jake Pegg | PDX | 12/31/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Few cultures have retained, cultivated, and grown from their musical roots as well as Brazil, and what better hotbed for Brazilian-American Jazz than the Big Apple? Excluding Jovinho Santos Neto's Seattle, of course, none, which is why there is some wonderful material on this CD. The rhythm section in particular is excellent, populated with instruments like the earth-shaking surdo and the cuica, which sounds something like a monkey making its own parade. It's worth mentioning that the cuiceiro on this record is one of the best I've heard. Percussion fans will want to skip to track 9, Drums Evolution, which is essentially a batucada (percussion jam) track. Here, the Power Samba band lives up to its name - as fast and unerring as the "Foot of the Bull" from which their name is derived. (see also BATUCADA, recorded by the famous rhythm corps Mocidade Indepente do Padre Miguel- available from Amazon.com, of course) Your stay in this rhytmic paradise, however, is destined to be short-lived. Despite decent performances on the horns,the melodic instruments fail to match the intensity of the drumming, and the singing occasionally sounds tacked-on; see "Capoeira," (Track 6.) It's entirely possible that the recording does not do the performance group justice. If I should happen to make it to NYC any time soon, I'll be sure to see if Pei de Boi is playing, as I'd much rather spend the money on seeing it live than to purchasing this lukewarm CD."