World Music Mix: Ewerton Oliveira & Yatê(Brésil/France) Album: NanÁfrica

Ewerton Oliveira & Yate-NanAfrica

Ewerton Oliveira & Yatê(Brésil/France)- NanÁfrica
Composer : Ewerton Oliveira
Album Name : NanÁfrica
Label : Lira Music Records
Year of release : 08 juillet/July 2022
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NanÁfrica est une composition du pianiste, compositeur, musicologue et pédagogue Ewerton Oliveira, en hommage au grand percussionniste brésilien Naná Vasconcelos. Naná et Ewerton viennent de la même ville : Recife, au Nord-Est du Brésil. Quelques générations séparent ces deux artistes, mais un même regard de la musique les rassemble : créer, dépasser les frontières, croiser les genres musicaux et se réinventer. Les compositions d’Ewerton Oliveira racontent des histoires, proposent des ambiances, rendent hommage, font appel à une mémoire lointaine, des traditions africaines qui sont mélangées au jazz ou à une écriture musicale contemporaine.

NanÁfrica is a composition by pianist, composer, musicologist and pedagogue Ewerton Oliveira, as a tribute to the great Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos. Naná and Ewerton come from the same city: Recife, in the northeast of Brazil. A few generations separate these two artists, but the same vision of music brings them together: to create, to go beyond borders, to cross musical genres and to re-invent themselves. Ewerton Oliveira’s compositions tell stories, offer atmospheres, pay homage, appeal to distant memories, African traditions that are mixed with jazz or contemporary musical spices.

Ewerton Oliveira & Yate-Yate

Ewerton Oliveira & Yatê(Brésil/France)-Yatê
Composer : Ewerton Oliveira
Album Name : NanÁfrica
Label : Lira Music Records
Year of release : 08 juillet 2022
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Yathê, ou Iatê, qui signifie : « Notre façon d’être, notre façon de parler » ; est une langue indigène parlée par le peuple Fulni-ô, qui vit dans la municipalité d’Águas Belas, au sud-ouest de l’État du Parnambuco. La composition « Yatê », écrite par le pianiste et compositeur brésilien Ewerton Oliveira, est une magnifique manière de rendre hommage à une partie de ses origines. Ce single en version « Live Session », apporte une interprétation qui ouvre un espace à la spontanéité, et un dialogue typique du « live ». Yatê :Notre façon de nous exprimer, notre façon de résoner, notre meilleure façon d’être.

Yathê, or Iatê, which means: “Our way of being, our way of speaking”; is an indigenous language spoken by the Fulni-ô people, who live in the municipality of Águas Belas, in the southwest of the state of Parnambuco. The composition “Yatê”, written by the Brazilian pianist and composer Ewerton Oliveira, is a magnificent way to pay homage to part of his origins. This single in the “Live Session” version, offers an interpretation that opens up a space for spontaneity, and a typical “live” dialogue. Yatê: Our way of expressing ourselves, our way of resonating, our best way of being.

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World Music Mix: d. mark owen(USA) – Respite(Blue Canoe Records 2022)

d. mark owen is a multi-talented recording artist, pianist, composer, arranger, and producer. His debut album titled, “Respite” features nine original compositions with guest appearances from Derek Jones (bass) and Cameron Tyler (drums) on three songs (Anesthetic, Stretched, The Traveller).

D. Mark Owen- Anesthetic

d. mark owen not only composed, performed, and programmed every instrument on “Respite”, he also mixed and mastered this gorgeous album. d. mark owen is a rare breed and his music should be celebrated! Fans of great music will find a home with d. mark’s stunning masterpiece “Respite”.

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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2022: Dan Costa(UK)-Iremia

Critically-acclaimed pianist and Jazz music producer Dan Costa, is set to release ‘Iremia’ featuring legendary trumpet player Randy Brecker (The Brecker Brothers). Costa, has an impressive backlog of critically acclaimed albums, and successfully presents a high level of professionalism within his craft.

Iremia takes inspiration from the picturesque island of Paros, and meaning ‘peacefulness’ in Greek, which is perfectly encapsulated with the single’s soothing and calming nature.

Dan initially studied classical piano for six years at the Académie de Musique Rainier III in the south of France, as well as jazz, and wrote his first composition at the age of twelve. In 2010, he was awarded a diploma with merit at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in the UK. Dan’s strong interest in his Latin roots coupled with his passion for jazz led him to study at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo in Portugal, where he graduated in jazz piano with a Rotary Club award for outstanding achievement in 2015.

During his course, he was also awarded a merit grant to study Brazilian music at UNICAMP –Universidade Estadual de Campinas (São Paulo, Brazil). He pursued further studies at Berklee College of Music with a scholarship for outstanding achievement.

Costa has attended workshops and classes given by musical artists such as Gary Burton, Kevin Hays, Scott Colley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jorge Rossy, Chick Corea and César Camargo Mariano. Additionally, Dan has co-directed musicals, performed with orchestras and big bands, and starred as both a pianist and composer in projects in countries such as the UK, France, Finland, Germany, Spain, Greece and the USA.

In January 2016, he recorded his debut album Suíte Três Rios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with musicians such as Jaques Morelenbaum, Ricardo Silveira, Teco Cardoso, Rafael Barata, Marcos Suzano and Leila Pinheiro. It peaked at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and Top 10 across all genres in Portugal, prior to hitting the #1slot on the CMJ Top Adds Chart in the USA and being top 10 for several weeks on Roots Music Report.

In May 2018 he recorded his second album Skyness at Arte Suono in Italy, featuring Roberto Menescal, Jorge Helder, Teco Cardoso, Custódio Castelo, Romero Lubambo, Nelson Faria and Seamus Blake, launched at Blue Note Rio in November.

In recent years from 2018 to present day, Dan’s music has received rave reviews from the likes of JAZZIZ, Rolling Stone India, Jazz FM, All About JAZZ, Down Beat Magazine, The Jazz Word and so forth.


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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Roberto Magris(Italy)-Match Point

Roberto Magris(Italy)-Match Point
Composer: Roberto Magris
Album: Roberto Magris-Match Point
Label: JMood Records

Roberto Magris(Italy)-Match Point


On Match Point, his latest album, Italian pianist and composer Roberto Magris gathered together a brilliant line-up of accomplished musicians: Alfredo Chacon – Vibraphone And Percussion, Dion Kerr – Bass, Rodolfo Zuniga – Drums on what can be described as a festival of rhythms and styles from bebop, to blues, and Latin.
His signature style and imaginative arrangements put a new spin on compositions by Richard Kermode, McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk and Randy Weston along with four originals that blend into the mix like a charm.
One of the special beauties of the album lies in the delicate balance and fusion between piano and vibraphone radiating a warm melodic atmosphere filled with generous spaces to improvise. 
Plenty of surprises, the album takes off with Yours is The Light, made famous by Santana on his Welcome album. Of course, there’s no guitar here, nevertheless, Roberto Magris takes it to new jazz heights while maintaining its Latin edge and beauty. It is a pity that Kermode died young; he would have been so proud to hear his composition wearing these new clothes. Searching for Peace is a 15-minute long rendition of McCoy Tyner’s ballad, an opportunity for subtle improvising and rhythm changes. The sunny Samba for Jade is another showcase of the virtuosic piano-vibes pair based on a memorable melodic theme signed by Magris. Magic Blues, is exactly what the title promises: blues made magic by a combination of extended solos of vibes and piano. On Thelonious Monk’s Reflections, the pianist takes the liberty to surprise us with an imaginative version that maintains a beautiful fluidity through the fast-changing harmonies. Caban Bamboo Highlife retains the festive mood and alert rhythms of the original piece, bringing forward the outstanding art of Rodolfo Zuniga. Without the horn section blowing on the original, the sound is smoother and graceful yet not losing its playfulness. Match Point the title track, another original, goes vibrant and swinging, the band is going over the top in a frenetic ride. To use just one keyword to describe this album: splendid! 
Roberto Magris @ JMood Records  

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JazzWorldQuest World Music Mix: Armagos(Greece)-Album: Promises

Armagos(Greece)-Promise
Composer: Armagos
Album: Promises(2021)
In 2020 Greek composer Armagos created the album “The Lonely Piano”, his first studio instrumental project, which became popular among music lovers in Greece and around the world.
Armagos released on September 2021 his new instrumental album, “Promises”: a unique collection of 10 emotional tracks for piano and ney (asian flute). The listener lives the experience of a journey full of images, emotions and melodies that come straight from the heart and capture a unique sense of atmosphere, presence and peace.
Two of the best Greek musicians perform in this recording: Neoklis Neofytidis (piano) and Nikos Paraoulakis (ney).
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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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