Brazilian Jazz

REVIEW Rodrigo Amarante – Drama

By 18 July, 2021

When the LA-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rodrigo Amarante, delivered his first solo album Cavalo in 2014, it announced a new and genuinely original talent. Amarante had been a part of the rock group Los Hermanos, the samba... Read Article

REVIEW Marcos Valle – Sempre

By 21 June, 2019

Love him or leave him, there’s surely no denying that the sun-kissed beach boy from Rio has a felicitous way with a toon. Like Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney, melody must be in his DNA. Purists might disapprove... Read Article

REVIEW Amaro Freitas – Rasif

By 23 October, 2018

Brazilian contemporary jazz has another great representative: Amaro Freitas. From Recife, in north-eastern Brazil, the young pianist combines classic jazz with his musical roots, such as the Afro-Brazilian maracatu and the carnival sounds of frevo and baião. In... Read Article