JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Livio Almeida, Rodrigo Bezerra, Rodrigo Balduino(Brazil)- Radamés y Pelé

Livio Almeida, Rodrigo Bezerra, Rodrigo Balduino(Brazil)- Radamés y Pelé
Album: Radamés y Pelé
Label: Brasounds Productions
Radamés y Pelé is a song written by the great maestro Tom Jobim for his last album, to render homage to these two geniuses – and friends of his: the composer Radames Gnatalli and the soccer player Pelé.
This mixture between choro and bossa-nova is the first release of the project Jobiniando, and was handled by 3 exponents of the new Brazilian Jazz: Livio Almeida (sax tenor) has a master’s degree in composition at the Brooklyn College of New York and plays with great names of the American jazz scene, such as the Grammy award winning pianist Arturo O’Farril, Ari Hoening, Helio Alves and Romero Lubambo.
Rodrigo Bezerra (guitar) is one of the most prolific guitar players and composers of his generation. Having recorded 6 albums as a leader, he can easily combine jazz and Brazilian music, and have played with artists such as Ellen Oléria and Carlos Malta.
Rodrigo Balduino (bass) is a member of the Esdras Nogueira Quartet. He has shared the stage with names like Bocato and Dominguinhos and has recently produced the new album of Ramiro Pinheiro, released with the jazz label Fresh Sound Records.
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Freedom Tree (Norway/Brazil/Mozambique)-Modern Acoustic World Jazz Rock

FREEDOM TREE is a multicultural jazz group that have achieved international popularity among music fans for their eclectic performances, drawing from three continents.

Close friends and colleagues, internationally acclaimed musicians each in their own right; acoustic guitarist Steinar Aadnekvam – from Bergen, Norway, bassist Rubem Farias from Salvador Da Bahia, Brasil and drummer/singer Deodato Siquir from Maputo, Mozambique make their base in Stockholm, Sweden and since 2015 they form this band.

Moving from clarity to clarity ever since, they released their joint debut album “Freedoms Trio” in 2016 and followed up in 2018 with the sophomore release “Freedoms Trio II” – both on Losen Records, Oslo.
Together, the band has performed several hundreds of concerts in some 17 countries across Europe, Eurasia, Africa and the United States until 2020 brought all touring to a halt.

Formerly known as ”Freedom’s Trio” the band has undergone a slight name change in 2021, embracing the name FREEDOM TREE – a significant name with deep connotations – and with their new album they continue characteristically in the vain of an eclectic afro jazz rock expression firmly rooted in both past & present.

Aptly titled ”MODERN ACOUSTIC WORLD JAZZ ROCK” the new album was recorded live in studio during the pandemic and the performance was originally live streamed to a group of fans.


Only afterwards did the band realize that the music that had been captured was of such a high quality in both performance and recording that it deserved to be released as a proper album.

The record features a set of familiar tunes from the bands original repertoire in what is arguably their best recording to date. What we hear is a band that has lived together on tour for a number of years, honing their interplay through hundreds of concerts, perfecting their compositions and collective musical presence to a such degree that there is not a split second of temporary loss of focus to be found anywhere in the recorded music…

All tracks on this release were also captured as film during the ’live in studio’ recording session and will be released online across streaming services with video capabilities simultaneously with the audio album on
September 24.

”Their music is both complex and joyful, full of passion and energy. (…) They have a natural synergy which can be rare, especially when the musicians are so accomplished individually. People should hear FREEDOM TREE. Gives you hope!” – Robben Ford, 2019

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JazzWorldQuest World Music Mix: Corciolli(Brazil)- Album: No Time But Eternity

Corciolli(Brazil)- Yerazel /  No Time But Eternity
Album: No Time But Eternity
Label: Azul Music (2021)

What we do now echoes in eternity.”
Marcus Aurelius

It is our main responsibility to preserve the planet for generations to come. It is also expected of each individual, awareness and effective attitudes, cooperating and participating with all sectors of society in this necessary and urgent duty. The Earth is suffering and we are the cause.

Brazilian composer and instrumentalist Corciolli, brings here music with an exquisite arrangement for piano, synthesizers, horns and string quartet. In this video, the musicians´ performances are interlwined with extraordinary drone footages in the Pantanal, located in south-central Brazil and considered the largest tropical wetland area and flooded grassland in the world.

Music from album NO TIME BUT ETERNITY.
Music composed, arranged and produced by Corciolli

Corciolli: Piano, synthesizers
Claudio Cruz: 1st violin
Renan Gonçalves: 2nd violin
Gabriel Marin: Viola
Raïff Dantas Barreto: Cello
André Ficarelli: French Horn

Strings and horns recorded by Adonias Souza Jr.
Mixed by Alan Meyerson
Mastered by Carlos Freitas, Classic Master USA

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World Music Mix: Guai(Brazil)-Album: Capitania (2021)

Guai-Capitania

Guai(Brazil)-Sambar é Bom / Beyond The Thunder / Há Sempre uma Estrada
Composer: Murilo Antunes / Kiko Continentino
Album: Capitania (2021)
Capitania is the second album in the career of Brazilian female singer GUAI. The artist sings the journey of a traveler who ventures into the unknown, leaving Brazil to explore lands beyond the sea. A sensory album that brings original songs that praise Brazilian Music and tell about resilience, faith, courage, loneliness and storms, in a vast sea of emotions and rhythms. Highlights are the original track “Cada Eu” by Carlinhos Brown, composed specially for this project, and a bonus track, an English language version of “Depois dos Temporais” written by GUAI. Production by GUAI and Nema Antunes and co-produced by Telefunksoul. Choose your destiny, let love lead the way and keep the faith. This album is autobiographical and has special guests Ivan Lins, Paulo de Carvalho (well known Portuguese artist), cuban pianist Victor Zamora and Arthur Maia.
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