Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Warm jazz in the cold winter: Historic Brazilian Jazz Band revisits Pixinguinha in Rio

In Band of the month on February 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

Dear friends,

Outside it’s cold, rainy, snowy… I propose to bring in your house the warmth of the sun 🙂 !

Historic Brazilian Jazz Band revisits Pixinguinha in Rio and that’s what we need !

This band  takes elements of the music of Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho, or simply Pixinguinha, focuses on the Brazilianness, and  adapts the typical timbre for jazz atmosphere. Historic Jazz Brazilian Jazz Band combines the musicality of the African percussion of Laudir de Oliveira, the “grooves” and “slaps” thanks to the acoustic bass of Paulo Russo, the ginga battery of Paulinho Black, and the magical touch of Kiko Continentino on his keyboard.

They are not alone ! Great performers and masters in jazz collaborate with them. The historical Brazilian rhythm, the real roots and the modernity of the compositions mix musicians of all ages and they all bring the sun at home in such an intelligent way !

Enjoy !






Jazz Singer of the Month : Tatiana Parra

In Jazz Singers of the month on September 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

Tatiana Parra has made an incredible album ! This Brazilian singer with a beautiful soft and warm voice proposes you to download free titles. But please, push a little bit your discovery listening to the tracks and you will want this music at home during the coming less and less sunny days and to support you during the winter ! You can buy the album online or get the free title on the following link:

She does not work alone… This beautiful album is the magical fusion with AndrĂ©s Beeuwsaert.

The duo of Sao Paulo-born singer and composer Tatiana Parra and pianist, composer and arranger Andrés Beeuwsaert was formed in August 2008. During her career, Parra has performed with Brazilian musicians such as Ivan Lins, Rita Lee, Gilberto Gil, César Camargo Mariano and André Mehmari; while Beeuwsaert has mainly played with the trio Aca Seca (with guitarist Juan Quintero and percussionist Mariano Cantero). These two thirty-something musicians met at the Aca Seca’s concerts in Brazil, where Parra was a guest musician. Their first recordings together appear on Dos ríos, an album released by Beeuwsaert in 2009, and Parra’s Inteira from 2010. The duo plays a vast repertoire of Brazilian and Argentine music including pieces by Carlos Aguirre, Edu Lobo, Pixinguinha, Lea Freire and Dori Caymmi, and also their own original compositions. During 2010, the duo began to perform in diverse cities of Latin America and Europe. Next year, they will join Europália, a project that gathers Brazilian and Belgian musicians. Aquí (Borandá) is the band’s first album, released this year, where the vocals are on an equal footing with the instrumentation. Some songs feature vocals by Ivan Lins.