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Welcome! We've added features on two albums to our Audio Archives section. They are Pamela Driggs' Itacuruçá and Duets by Nicola Stilo and Toninho Horta. When you visit our Archives, you can listen to extended features on 145 Brazilian albums plus interviews, memorial tributes, and much more. Topping our New Releases section is Grupo Fato's brand new album, Próximo. We have all the details plus a sample track from that album and 94 others, including these recent additions: Michel Nirenberg's Retrato/Portrait; Sambeleza's Sambeleza Live!; Antonio Adolfo's Tema; Nicole's Raízes/Roots; and Hamilton de Holanda's World of Pixinguinha. The latest addition to our Beyond Brazil section is No Limits for Tumbao by César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz. We have complete details and a sample track. That section now features 96 albums, nearly all with sample tracks. Recent additions include the self-titled album Jeff Denson Trio and Lee Konitz; the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet's Intercambio; the Samuel Torres Group's Forced Displacement; All in the Family by George and Chico Freeman; and Christian Finger's Ananda. Thanks for visiting this website. Please take a few minutes to look around (you can always return to this page by clicking on our logo at the top of every page). If you like what you find, we hope you'll 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
July 16, 1920 – Elizeth Cardoso
July 16, 1923 – Bola Sete
July 16, 1925 – Cal Tjader
July 17, 1928 – Vince Guaraldi
July 22, 1928 – Keter Betts
July 26, 1926 – Moacir Santos
July 27, 1960 – Marcos Sacramento
July 27, 1962 – Karrin Allyson
July 28, 1957 – Tadeu do Amaral
July 28, 1965 – Daniela Mercury
July 30, 1941 – Rosinha de Valença
July 31, 1902 – Carlos Cachaça
Aug. 1, 1941 – Ney Matogrosso
Aug. 2, 1944 – Naná Vasconcelos
Aug. 3, 1925 – Dom Um Romão
Aug. 5, 1941 – Airto Moreira
Aug. 6, 1910 – Adoniran Barbosa
Aug. 6, 1937 – Baden Powell
Aug. 6, 1956 – Joaquim Freire
Aug. 6, 1957 – Hendrik Meurkens
Aug. 7, 1942 – Caetano Veloso
Aug. 7, 1956 – Sharon Isbin
Aug. 9, 1942 – Jack DeJohnette
Aug. 10, 1956 – Fafá de Belém
Aug. 12, 1943 – Clara Nunes
Aug. 13, 1954 – Nico Assumpção
Aug. 16, 1946 – Ivan Conti
Aug. 16, 1948 – Paulinho Garcia
Aug. 16, 1952 – Dadi
Aug. 17, 1934 – João Donato
Aug. 19, 1946 – Alex Malheiros
Aug. 22, 1948 – Francisco Mario
Aug. 27, 1934 – Sylvia Telles
Aug. 31, 1919 – Jackson do Pandeiro
Aug. 31, 1939 – Francis Hime
Aug. 31, 1939 – Paul Winter
Aug. 31, 1981 – Marcela Mangabeira
Sept. 2, 1917 – Laurindo Almeida
Sept. 3, 1943 – Waly Salomão
Sept. 9, 1953 – Dagoberto Linhares
Sept. 9, 1977 – Maria Rita Mariano
Sept. 12, 1944 – Leci Brandão
Sept. 12, 1954 – Scott Hamilton
Sept. 13, 1949 – Itamar Assumpção
Sept. 14, 1943 – Marcos Valle
Sept. 15, 1928 – Cannonball Adderley

Fato, Próximo
Próximo CD cover.
01 – O homen
02 – Bandida
03 – Raiz
04 – A fio
05 – Rumo ao sumo
06 – Presente de partida
07 – Tem que esquecer
08 – Labirinto
09 – Tristeza
10 – Indivídua
11 – Carros blindados
12 – Vez por outra
13 – Vagabundo II
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Michel Nirenberg, Retrato/Portrait
Retrato/Portrait CD cover.
01 – Chorinho em aldeia/Na glória
02 – À deux
03 – Forró from the south
04 – Beatriz
05 – Caravan
06 – Desvairada
07 – Menina de avental
08 – Lonely
09 – Samba da Virgínia
10 – Santa Morena
11 – Bonus track: Forró from the south 2
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Sambeleza, Sambeleza Live!
Sambeleza Live! CD cover.
01 – Madalena
02 – Só tinha de ser com você
03 – Chega de saudade
04 – Corcovado
05 – Da licença
06 – Estate
07 – Batida diferente
08 – Wave
09 – A rã
10 – Blame destiny
11 – One note samba
12 – Só danço samba
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Antonio Adolfo, Tema
Tema CD cover.
01 – Alegria for all (Joy for all)
Original: Bate o pé
02 – Natureza (Nature)
03 – Phrygia Brasileira
04 – SamboJazz
05 – Alem mares (Beyond seas)
06 – São Paulo express
07 – Todo dia (Everyday)
08 – Trem da serra (Hillside train)
09 – Melos
10 – Variations on a tema triste
Original: Tema triste
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Nicole, Raízes/Roots
Raízes/Roots CD cover.
01 – Com saúde (Abi gezunt)
02 – Passarinho (Shlof mayn feigele)
03 – Quem que sobra (Ver vet blaybn)
04 – Batatas (Bulbes)
05 – No escuro (In der fintster)
06 – Ave dourada (Goldene pave)
07 – Chuva (Ven der regn zipt in droysn)
08 – Dois músicos (Yidl mitn fidl)
09 – Talvez (Zol zayn)
10 – Ontem (S'lz nito kein nekhtn)
11 – Cantando por um mundo melhor (Singing for a better world/Sholem lid)
12 – Nova dança (Der nayer sher)
13 – Bonus: Batatas (Bulbes) remix
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Hamilton de Holanda, World of Pixinguinha
World of Pixinguinha CD cover.
01 – Naquele tempo
02 – Lamentos
03 – Agradecendo
04 – Canção da odalisca
05 – Um a zero
06 – Ingênuo
07 – Rosa
08 – Seu Lourenço no vinho
09 – Benguelê
10 – Yaô
11 – Capricho de Pixinguinha
12 – Carinhoso
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Phill Fest, That's What She Says
That's What She Says CD cover.
01 – Meu pai
02 – Chora baião
03 – That's what she says
04 – Frajola
05 – De conversa em conversa
06 – Guararapes
07 – Triste
08 – Choro No. 1
09 – Estamos aí
10 – Tchau for now
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Simone Sou, Guilherme Kastrup & Benjamim Taubkin, Sounds of Life
Sounds of Life CD cover.
01 – Pifaiada
02 – Gota d'água
03 – Choro Bororo
04 – Improviso (e o que veio depois)
05 – O tocador
06 – Mozambik bembe
07 – Fábrica de sapos
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Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, Jive Samba
Jive Samba CD cover.
01 – Jive samba
02 – Lucky southern
03 – Sco's bossa
04 – Recorda me
05 – Peresina
06 – Clouds
07 – Pensativa
08 – Speak like a child
09 – El gaucho
10 – Samba Yantra
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Nilson Matta, East Side Rio Drive
East Side Rio Drive CD cover.
01 – Sertão
02 – Verde
03 – Boogie stop shuffle
04 – Blue in green
05 – Ê menina (Hey girl)
06 – Mojave
07 – Proêmio do Mingus
08 – Luas de Nadine
09 – Ângela
10 – Mambo inn
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David Feldman, piano
piano CD cover.
01 – Primavera
02 – Conversa de botequim
03 – Chobim
04 – O latido do cachorro
05 – Intro/ Sliding ways
06 – Bad relation
07 – Tristeza de nós dois
08 – Tetê
09 – Esqueceram de mim no aeroporto
10 – Sabiá
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Plus...

Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo, and Hendrik Meurkens, Copa Village
Hamilton de Holanda, Caprichos
Harry Allen's All-Star Brazilian Band, Flying Over Rio
Laura Dreyer, Vida. Arte. Amor.
Gabriel Espinosa & Hendrik Meurkens, Samba Little Samba
SpokFrevo Orquestra, Ninho de Vespa
Phil DeGreg & Brasilia, Brazilian People
Ricardo Silveira, Ricardo Silveira Organ Trio
Bebel Gilberto, Tudo
Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso, Segunda Vez
Sherie Julianne, 10 Degrees South
Hendrik Meurkens & Misha Tsiganov, Junity Duo & Quartet
Fabiana Passoni, Let Your Love Rise
Benjamim Taubkin, Al Qantara/ The Bridge
Clarice Assad, Imaginarium
Trio Três Pontos, Três Pontos...
Antonio Adolfo, Rio, Choro, Jazz...
Charlie Dennard, From Brazil to New Orleans
Rozina Pátkai, Você e Eu
Paulinho Garcia, Beautiful Love

Here are 66 more New Releases from 2011 to 2013. Click on a title to read about the album and listen to a sample track... Read more
The Sons of Brasil will perform Aug. 29, 8:30 pm - 12:30 am, at The Broadway, 3601 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri. The Sons of Brasil. The Sons of Brasil Members of the band are Stan Kessler (trumpet and flugelhorn), Roger Wilder (piano), Danny Embrey (guitar), Greg Whitfield (bass), Doug Auwarter (drums) and Gary Helm (percussion)... Read more

Hendrik Meurkens has several performances scheduled in the coming weeks. Here are the details. Hendrik Meurkens. Hendrik Meurkens Sept. 25, Hendrik Meurkens will perform with the Doug Webb Quintet at Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, New Jersey. Sets begin at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. The phone number for more information is (973) 744-2600. Sept. 29, Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica), Doug Webb (tenor sax) and Peter Mazza (guitar) will perform at the Bar Next Door... 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. Two recordings are already online: Milton Nascimento's Canção do Sal (Salt Song) features Flávio Barba, Giba Favery, Ary Holland, Nilton Leonard, Marcos Eiras, and Helio Ishitani... Read more

Here are 96 albums we recommend from the world of music beyond Brazil: César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz, No Limits for Tumbao;
No Limits for Tumbao CD cover. Jeff Denson Trio and Lee Konitz CD cover. Intercambio CD cover.
Jeff Denson Trio and Lee Konitz, Jeff Denson Trio and Lee Konitz; Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, Intercambio; Samuel Torres Group, Forced Displacement; George Freeman & Chico Freeman, All in the Family; Christian Finger, Ananda; Perry Beekman, S'Wonderful: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Gershwin; Mark Weinstein, In Jerusalem; Nils Fischer & Timbazo, Rumberos a Montón; Steve Johns, Family; Edsel Gómez, Road to Udaipur; Dawan Muhammad, Consider the Source; Frankye Kelly, Swingin' Blue; Pedro Giraudo Big Band, Cuentos; Chris Washburne & The SYOTOS Band, Low Ridin'; Dave Stryker, Messin' with Mister T; Rachel Caswell, All I Know: Duets with Dave Stryker and Jeremy Allen;... 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 366 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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