*Portuguese: toca (plays, touches)
April 7, 2011 – Bass player André Vasconcellos scores on his new Brazilian jazz album, 2, scheduled for May release. Adventure Music sent us an advance copy of the disc and gave us permission to give you a sneak preview of a sample track.
Members of the band are Allen Pontes on drums, Josue Lopez on tenor sax, Marco Vasconcellos on guitar, and David Feldman and Renato Fonseca on piano, with special guest Torcuato Mariano on guitar. André Vasconcellos composed seven of the eight songs on the album.
Adventure Music provided this background:
Bassist André Vasconcellos makes his auspicious US debut with 2, which – astoundingly – is only this prodigious musician's second release in his own right.
From 2, here's a sneak preview of André Vasconcellos' tune entitled
The Old City Ballad—
Balada da Cidade Velhain Portuguese. (If you don't see the blue
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Record label: Adventure Music