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Welcome! We've added another album to our Audio Archives section. Our feature on jazz flutist Mark Weinstein's Lua e Sol with Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, and Cyro Baptista was originally broadcast January 21, 2009. When you visit our archives, you can listen to extended features on 171 Brazilian music albums—plus interviews, memorial tributes and more. We've also added a new album to our Beyond Brazil section. It's Blanche Blacke's Out to Sea. We have complete information and a sample track. Our Beyond Brazil section now features 151 recommended albums from the world of music beyond Brazil—nearly all with sample tracks. Recent additions include Bob Ferrel's Jazztopian Dream featuring trombonist Bob Ferrel and singer Dwight West; Jazz Flute Traditions by Nestor Torres; Dave Stryker's Strykin' Ahead; and Jen Siukola's Lighthouse Reverie. The Hamilton de Holanda Quintet's new CD and DVD set, Casa de Bituca: The Music of Milton Nascimento, tops our New Releases section. It's been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY®. We have all the details about the album plus a sample track from that release and 118 others. Recent additions include Oração para Amanhã (Prayer for Tomorrow) by the Roger Davidson Trio with Hendrik Meurkens; Paulinho Garcia's How Do You Keep the Music Playing?; Antonio Adolfo's HYBRIDO – From Rio to Wayne Shorter; and Sandy Cressman's Entre Amigos. Thanks for stopping by. We hope you'll take a few minutes to explore this website's many features (you can always return to this page by clicking on our logo at the top of every page). As always, if you like what you find, please tell your friends about it. Thanks!

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January 15, 2014 – The innovative band Fato from Curitiba, Paraná, is celebrating its Grupo Fato in recording studio. 20th anniversary with the release of the group's seventh album later this year. Keyboardist and vocalist Grace Torres sent us a sneak preview of the release. Produced by Pedro Luís, the new album (yet to be named) features guest appearances by vocalists... Read more

Here are earlier sneak previews of new albums by:
Hamilton de Holanda & Yamandú Costa
Jon Gold
André Vasconcellos
Joe Carter
Pascalito
Luiz Simas
Harvey Wainapel

April 24, 2013 – As the author of 14 books whose work is anthologized Rodrigo Garcia Lopes. Rodrigo Garcia Lopes
in several countries, Rodrigo Garcia Lopes has received acclaim as a scholar, poet and translator. But he's not so well known as a singer-songwriter. With the release of his second album, Canções do Estúdio Realidade, he has emerged as an artist deserving worldwide recognition for his music... Read more

Here's another of our Discovery Artists:
Rubens Figueiredo

Remembering Tom Jobim
Dec. 8, 2011 – Antonio Carlos Jobim, the beloved composer whose name comes to mind Tom Jobim. first when people speak of Brazilian music, died on December 8, 1994. Here's our short biographical sketch of Tom Jobim and a 44-minute musical tribute to him, Remembering Tom Jobim, from our radio broadcast on the tenth anniversary of his death, December 8, 2004... Read more

Here are other special features:
Interview with Antonio Adolfo
The story of Mas que Nada
Paula Morelenbaum interview
BOSSAlibre

Artist Profiles are biographical sketches of Brazilian musicians and composers – and other artists noted for performing Brazilian music. They are listed in alphabetical order by first name... Read more

 Birthdays
Sept. 16, 1921 – Jon Hendricks
Sept. 16, 1925 – Charlie Byrd
Sept. 18, 1954 – Jovino Santos Neto
Sept. 22, 1945 – Gonzaguinha
Sept. 22, 1950 – Paulo Bellinati
Sept. 26, 1945 – Gal Costa
Sept. 26, 1957 – Mário Adnet
Sept. 26, 1980 – Rafael Barata
Sept. 28, 1942 – Tim Maia
Oct. 1, 1902 – Isaías Sávio
Oct. 3, 1915 – Orlando Silva
Oct. 3, 1965 – Adriana Calcanhotto
Oct. 4, 1944 – Eddie Gomez
Oct. 8, 1863 – Catullo da Paixão Cearense
Oct. 8, 1929 – Paulinho Nogueira
Oct. 11, 1908 – Cartola
Oct. 11, 1936 – Tom Zé
Oct. 13, 1927 – Lee Konitz
Oct. 19, 1913 – Vinícius de Moraes
Oct. 21, 1917 – Dizzie Gillespie
Oct. 22, 1928 – Clare Fischer
Oct. 23, 1945 – Ernie Watts
Oct. 24, 1956 – Odair Assad
Oct. 28, 1911 – Nelson Cavaquinho
Oct. 29, 1926 – Zoot Sims
Oct. 29, 1940 – Sergio Augusto
Oct. 30, 1947 – Tutty Moreno
Oct. 31, 1937 – Claudette Soares
Oct. 31, 1962 – Raphael Rabello
Nov. 2, 1883 – João Pernambuco
Nov. 5, 1931 – Sebastião Neto
Nov. 7, 1903 – Ary Barroso
Nov. 12, 1941 – João Nogueira
Nov. 12, 1943 – Claudio Slon
Nov. 12, 1964 – Cristina Azuma
Nov. 15, 1956 – Celso Fonseca

Hamilton de Holanda Quintet, Casa de Bituca:
The Music of Milton Nascimento
[CD and DVD]
Casa de Bituca: The Music of Milton Nascimento CD cover.
01 – Bicho homen
02 – Bola de meia, bola de gude
03 – Clube da esquina Nº 2
04 – Maria três filhos
05 – Mar da indiferença
06 – Ponta de Areia
07 – Saudades dos aviões da Panair
08 – Canção da América
09 – Vera Cruz
10 – Travessia

Bonus track
11 – Guerra e paz
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Roger Davidson Trio with Hendrik Meurkens, Oração para Amanhã
Oração para Amanhã CD cover.
01 – September samba
02 – Sonho da tarde
03 – Oração para amanhã
04 – Rio de Janeiro
05 – Saudades
06 – Tarde sonhadora
07 – Amor brasileiro
08 – O trem da vida
09 – Saudade do Brasil
10 – A escada
11 – Três estrelas
12 – O verão
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Paulinho Garcia, How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
How Do You Keep the Music Playing? CD cover.
01 – How do you keep the music playing?
02 – As rosas não falam
03 – Cintura fina
04 – I'll be calling for Maria
05 – Adeus meus sonhos/ Adiós mis sueños
06 – Bolero de satã
07 – Palpite infeliz
08 – Feitiço da vila
09 – Canto de Ossanha
10 – Obsesión
11 – Tristeza/ A voz do morro
12 – Embraceable you
13 – Take five
14 – There'll never be another you
15 – You are my greatest friend
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Antonio Adolfo, HYBRIDO – From Rio to Wayne Shorter
HYBRIDO – From Rio to Wayne Shorter CD cover.
01 – Deluge
02 – Footprints
03 – Beauty and the beast
04 – Prince of darkness
05 – Black Nile
06 – Speak no evil
07 – E.S.P.
08 – Ana Maria
09 – Afrosamba
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Sandy Cressman, Entre Amigos
Entre Amigos CD cover.
01 – Como eu quero cantar (I just want to sing...)
02 – Here in your arms
03 – Não me acorde não (Don't wake me)
04 – Ela é (She is)
05 – Eu mais você (Me plus you)
06 – Para Hermeto (For Hermeto)
07 – Nossa história (Our story)
08 – Deixa o amor florescer (Let love flourish)
09 – Menina vai (Go girl!)
10 – Eu vou lembrar (I will remember)
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Ricardo Silveira & John Leftwich, Cosmos
Cosmos CD cover.
01 – Get together
02 – Cosmos
03 – Valsa nova
04 – 9 to 1
05 – Bachianas brasileiras #5
06 – Northeast and west
07 – Reflections
08 – Outro Rio
09 – Carinhoso
10 – Kathy
11 – Sempre assim
12 – Stars
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Clarice & Sergio Assad, Relíquia
Relíquia CD cover.
01 – Cidade (City)
02 – Artístico (Artistic)
03 – Relíquia (Relic)
04 – Song for my father
05 – Capoeira
06 – Angela
07 – The last song
08 – Estranho mundo (Strange world)
09 – Jorginho do Bandolim
10 – Ventos (Winds)
11 – Sol de clave (Treble clef)
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Carla Hassett, +Blue
+Blue CD cover.
01 – We belong here
02 – Pois é e tal
03 – Guerreira vai
04 – Sem calor
05 – Ladeira da Praça
06 – Sangue da terra
07 – A little more blue
08 – Forte
09 – Quando me desamericanizar
10 – South American way
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Plus...

Marcos Amorim, Sea of Tranquility
Brazzamerica, Brazzamerica
Ricardo Bacelar, Concerto para Moviola/ Ao Vivo
Mark Isbell, Encontro
Renato Braz, saudade
Antonio Adolfo, Tropical Infinito
Carol Saboya, Carolina
Eduardo Belloni, Back to the Beginning
Cristina Braga & Brandenburger Symphoniker, Whisper
Paulinho Garcia & Friends, Aquarela
Daniela Mercury, Virtual Vinyl
Trio da Paz, 30
Various, Piano in the House
Cissa Paz, Cissa Paz
Catina DeLuna, Lado B Brazilian Project
Fato, Próximo
Michel Nirenberg, Retrato/Portrait
Sambeleza, Sambeleza Live!
Antonio Adolfo, Tema
Nicole, Raízes/Roots
Hamilton de Holanda, World of Pixinguinha
Phill Fest, That's What She Says
Simone Sou, Guilherme Kastrup & Benjamim Taubkin, Sounds of Life
Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, Jive Samba
Nilson Matta, East Side Rio Drive
David Feldman, piano
Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo, and Hendrik Meurkens, Copa Village
Hamilton de Holanda, Caprichos

Here are 84 more New Releases from 2011 to 2014. Click on a title to read about the album and listen to a sample track... Read more
Brazilian saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg has several performances scheduled in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Washington DC area: Michel Nirenberg. Michel Nirenberg
Photo: Ian Furlong
Oct. 28, 8:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at the Avalon Theater, Easton, MD. For more information, call (410) 822-7299 or visit tickets.avalontheatre.com. Nov. 10, 8:00 and 9:30 pm, Michel Nirenberg with Hot Club of Baltimore at An die Musik Live, Baltimore, MD. For more information, call (410) 385-2638 or visit www.andiemusiklive.com. Nov. 11, 9:00 and 11:00 pm, the Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet at 49 West Café, Annapolis, MD. For more information, call (410) 626-9796 or visit www.instantseats.com.Nov. 12... Read more

Kenia. Kenia Brazilian jazz singer Kenia will perform Nov. 18 at Casa Arjona, 4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach, CA. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/casaarjona or phone (562) 805-7770. Kenia's website is www.kenialive.

Gustavo de Francisco, a member of the Gustavo de Francisco. Gustavo de Francisco flute ensemble Quinta Essentia Quarteto, will lead a recorder and chamber music masterclass Nov. 18, 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00-6:00 pm, at R. Sergipe 892, Savassi, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Ten openings are available for active masterclass participants (soloists and groups) of all levels. The cost is R$50. The cost for people who just want to come and listen is R$15. Payment is by cash at the door. To register... Read more

The Chicago Choro Club hosts a monthly Roda de Choro (choro jam session) The Chicago Choro Club. at The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL. It's free and open to the public, and musicians are invited to bring their instruments and play along. The club also gives weekly lessons every Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am. Organizer Julie Koidin says, For non-musicians wanting to participate in playing music/choro, I highly recommend taking up pandeiro, the Brazilian percussion instrument that is played in a host of styles... Read more

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet. To mark the milestone, the group has entirely updated its website. Quaternaglia. Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet One of the goals of the new design is to be able to sustain more personalized interactions with audiences, friends, admirers, and the press. Among the features of the site is Quaternaglia 25, a series of 25 posts that recount the history of the group, from its origins in 1992 to its most recent activity. Each post is accompanied by a variety of bonus materials including photographs, scans of concert programs... Read more

Brazilian jazz guitarist and composer Flávio Barba has launched a new project called Jazz4Music. Every month, he Jazz4Music. invites different musicians playing Brazilian music, jazz and pop to make a new video of a song, recorded live. The videos are presented on the Jazz4Music youtube channel. Three recordings are already online: Jogral (Jester) by Filó Machado, José Neto, and Djavan features Flávio Barba, João Cristal, Marinho Andreotti, and Nelton Essi... Read more

Here are 151 albums we recommend from the world of music beyond Brazil: Blanche Blacke, Out to Sea; Bob Ferrel,
Out to Sea CD cover. Bob Ferrel's Jazztopian Dream CD cover. Jazz Flute Traditions CD cover.
Bob Ferrel's Jazztopian Dream; Nestor Torres, Jazz Flute Traditions; Dave Stryker, Strykin' Ahead; Jen Siukola, Lighthouse Reverie; The Liberation Music Collective, Rebel Portraiture; Brent Laidler, No Matter Where Noir; Typhanie Monique, Call It Magic; Larry Newcomb Quartet with Bucky Pizzarelli, Living Tribute; David Finck, Low Standards; Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack, The Harry Warren Songbook; Jim Buennig, It's Like This; Jihye Lee Orchestra, April; Chris Rogers, Voyage Home; Steve Slagle, Alto Manhattan; Misha, Dreaming With Eyes Wide Awake; Zarabande, El Toro; Greg Diamond, Avenida Graham; Albert Marquès Trio, Live in the South Bronx; Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Basically Baker Vol. 2;... Read details and hear sample tracks

Randy Morse produced and hosted the weekly radio program The Best of Brazil from 1999 through 2010. Many of the features from the program are archived here, organized by category and broadcast date... Read more

Here are links to the websites of 375 bands and musicians, listed in alphabetical order by first name.
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Here are links to the websites of 120 record labels, listed in alphabetical order.
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