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Welcome! Keeping It Simple, a brand new album by singer Judy Philbin and guitarist Adam Levine, is the latest recommendation in our Beyond Brazil section. We have all the details plus a sample track. We've added three more albums to our Audio Archives: Milton Nascimento's Pietá, Maria Rita's Segundo, and Tranquilo by the Australia-based Brazilian band The View from Madeleine's Couch. That section now has extended features on 110 Brazilian albums—plus many more special features to listen to. Be sure to check it out. Topping our New Releases section are two albums by jazz pianists and their bands. Antonio Adolfo's Rio, Choro, Jazz... is a tribute to legendary Brazilian pianist and composer Ernesto Nazareth. Charlie Dennard's From Brazil to New Orleans is a fusion of the two musical cultures, paying tribute to several under-recognized Brazilian composers. We have details and sample tracks from those albums and 69 others. Our Birthday Sketches section features short biographies of musicians and composers. Just click on a name. Please take a few minutes to explore the many offerings of this website. If you like what you find, we hope you'll tell your friends about it. Thank you!

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

Mar. 17, 1930 – Paul Horn
Mar. 17, 1945 – Elis Regina
Mar. 18, 1951 – Bill Frisell
Mar. 18, 1964 – Paul Galbraith
Mar. 19, 1911 – Assis Valente
Mar. 19, 1960 – Eliane Elias
Mar. 22, 1942 – Jorge Ben Jor
Mar. 27, 1924 – Sarah Vaughan
Mar. 27, 1952 – Carlinhos Vergueiro
Mar. 27, 1960 – Renato Russo
Mar. 28, 1935 – Hermínio Bello de Carvalho
Mar. 28, 1956 – Zizi Possi
Mar. 29, 1907 – João de Barro
Mar. 29, 1940 – Astrud Gilberto
Mar. 29, 1949 – Michael Brecker
Mar. 30, 1976 – Hamilton de Holanda
Mar. 31, 1951 – Duduka Da Fonseca
Apr. 1, 1902 – Moreira da Silva
Apr. 1, 1956 – Zé Renato
Apr. 4, 1958 – Cazuza
Apr. 5, 1934 – Stanley Turrentine
Apr. 6, 1927 – Gerry Mulligan
Apr. 6, 1937 – Gene Bertoncini
Apr. 6, 1960 – John Pizzarelli
Apr. 8, 1943 – Chico Batera
Apr. 12, 1940 – Herbie Hancock
Apr. 13, 1914 – Dona Ivone Lara
Apr. 13, 1952 – Rosa Passos
Apr. 14, 1924 – Shorty Rogers
Apr. 15, 1978 – Philippe Baden Powell
Apr. 16, 1930 – Herbie Mann
Apr. 16, 1943 – Sebastião Tapajós
Apr. 19, 1941 – Roberto Carlos
Apr. 21, 1946 – Gilson Peranzzetta
Apr. 23, 1897 – Pixinguinha
Apr. 23, 1918 – Geraldo Pereira
Apr. 24, 1937 – Joe Henderson
Apr. 25, 1910 – Custódio Mesquita
Apr. 25, 1917 – Ella Fitzgerald
Apr. 27, 1930 – Claus Ogerman
Apr. 28, 1949 – Paulo César Pinheiro
Apr. 28, 1965 – Ithamara Koorax
Apr. 29, 1899 – Duke Ellington
Apr. 29, 1922 – Toots Thielemans
Apr. 29, 1941 – Nana Caymmi
Apr. 29, 1951 – Vinicius Cantuária
Apr. 30, 1914 – Dorival Caymmi
May 1, 1934 – Shirley Horn
May 2, 1909 – Ataulfo Alves
May 4, 1937 – Ron Carter
May 4, 1953 – Lulu Santos
May 4, 1961 – Herbert Vianna
May 5, 1917 – Dalva de Oliveira
May 5, 1918 – Dino Sete Cordas
May 5, 1946 – Beth Carvalho
May 6, 1958 – Fátima Guedes
May 7, 1893 – Orestes Barbosa
May 9, 1948 – Tania Maria
May 10, 1964 – Keco Brandão
May 11, 1936 – Carlos Lyra
May 12, 1913 – Jamelão
May 12, 1932 – Walter Wanderley
May 12, 1966 – Bebel Gilberto
May 15, 1940 – Oscar Castro-Neves

Click on a name, above, to read a short biographical sketch.
Antonio Adolfo, Rio, Choro, Jazz...
Rio, Choro, Jazz... CD cover.
01 – Rio, choro, jazz
02 – Feitiço (Enchantment)
03 – Brejeiro (Bucolic)
04 – Fon-fon
05 – Tenebroso (Tenebrous)
06 – Não caio noutra (Better next time)
07 – Coração que sente (Sensitive heart)
08 – Cuéra (Valiant)
09 – Nenê (Baby)
10 – Odeon
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Charlie Dennard, From Brazil to New Orleans
From Brazil to New Orleans CD cover.
01 – Itape
02 – Capoeira mata um
03 – Abrindo a porta
04 – Asa branca
05 – Quando o galo cantar
06 – Senhorinha
07 – Valsa Luisiana
08 – Africa mae
09 – Ganga Zumbi
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Rozina Pátkai, Você e Eu
Você e Eu CD cover.
01 – Você e eu
02 – Isto aqui o que é
03 – Chega de saudade
04 – Caminhos cruzados
05 – Garota de Ipanema
06 – Smile
07 – O barquinho
08 – Desafinado
09 – Águas de março
10 – El hombre que yo amé
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Paulinho Garcia, Beautiful Love
Beautiful Love CD cover.
01 – Eu sei que vou te amar (I know I'm going to love you)
02 – When I fall in love
03 – Like someone in love
04 – Beautiful love
05 – If you could see me now
06 – With every breath I take
07 – Boulevard of broken dreams
08 – Historia de un amor (History of love)
09 – I wonder who's kissing her now
10 – Bluesette
11 – That old feeling
12 – Do you remember me?
13 – But beautiful
14 – Where is love?
15 – Casinha pequenina (The little house where our love was born)
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Miguel de León, Natal
Natal CD cover.
01 – Um feliz Natal
02 – Meu velho tambor
03 – Burrinho de Belém
04 – Os peixes do rio
05 – Alegria
06 – Natal branco
07 – Sapatinho de Natal – O velhinho
08 – Boas festas
09 – Bate o sino
10 – Natal das crianças
11 – Noite feliz
12 – O ano pasado
13 – Natal de paz
14 – Os reis do oriente
15 – Pinheirinho de Natal
16 – Fim de Ano

Bonus tracks (in English)
17 – The little drummer boy
18 – Jingle bells
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Ricardo Silveira & Vinicius Cantuária, RSVC
RSVC CD cover.
01 – Preciso falar com você (We need to talk)
02 – Sessão das onze (Wanderley)
03 – A la Dori
04 – Perritos
05 – Pé direito (Right foot)
06 – Dia de Sol (Sunny Day)
07 – Mais nada (Nothing more)
08 – Matuto
09 – É o fim (It's the end)
10 – Trilha polar (Polar trail)
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Ricardo Silveira & Roberto Taufic, Atlânticos
Atlânticos CD cover.
01 – Depois da chuva (After the rain)
02 – Moon river
03 – Tinha uma Dona Ali (There was a Dona Ali)
04 – Segredos (Secrets)
05 – Her eyes
06 – Cats
07 – Reflexões (Reflections)
08 – Amazon
09 – Você não sabe amar (You don't know how to love)
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Plus...

Pedro Martins, Dreaming High
Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, New Samba Jazz Directions
Daniella Alcarpe, O Tempo Salta
Dendê & Banda, Back to Bahia
Hamilton de Holanda & André Mehmari, GismontiPascoal
Benjamim Taubkin & Adriano Adewale, The Vortex Sessions
Cristina Braga, Samba, Jazz and Love
Rodrigo Garcia Lopes, Canções do Estúdio Realidade
Carlos Machado, Longe
Grupo FATO, Da Tamancalha ao Sampler
Jovino Santos Neto, Piano Master Series, Vol. 4
Carlos Careqa, Made in China
Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves, Milagre
Mario Adnet, Amazonia: On the Forest Trail
Nilson Matta, Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus

From 2012
Fabiana Passoni, Dim the Lights
Ricardo Silveira, Storyteller
Weber Iago, Piano Masters Series, Vol. 3
Grażyna Auguścik & Paulinho Garcia, Beatles Nova
Various, Adventure Music 10
Joe Carter, Both Sides of the Equator
Carol Saboya, Belezas
Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet, Jequibau
Brazilian Trio, Constelação
Veronneau, Jazz Samba Project
Hamilton de Holanda Quinteto, Brasilianos 3
Dendê & Hãhãhães, Bahia de Todos os Santos
Philippe Baden Powell, Piano Masters Series, Vol. 2
Clarice Assad, Home
Hendrik Meurkens & Gabriel Espinosa, Celebrando
Wady Issa Fernandes, Dessambando
Various, Brazilian Beat
Laura Dreyer, Free Flying Bird

From 2011
Mario Adnet, More Jobim Jazz
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, Current
Duduka Da Fonseca Trio, Plays Toninho Horta
Hendrik Meurkens, Live at Bird's Eye
Antonio Adolfo, Chora Baião
Delia Fischer, Saudações Egberto
Yamandú Costa & Hamilton de Holanda, Live!
Various, Red Hot + Rio 2
Pagode Jazz Sardinha's Club, Cidade Mestiça
Luciano Antonio, Vida de Artista
Fabiana Passoni, Naturalmente Brasil
André Vasconcellos, 2
Sergio Mendes, Celebration: A Musical Journey
Patty Ascher, Bossa, Jazz 'n' Samba
Carlos Careqa, Alma Boa de Lugar Nenhum
Ark Ovrutski Quintet, Sounds of Brasil
Luiz Simas, Mata Atlântica Piano Suite
Pascalito, Neostalgia
Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos
Various, Bossa Nova Around the World
Mark Weinstein, Jazz Brasil
Mente Clara, São Benedito
Kathleen Kolman, Dream On
Edu Puperi Quarteto, Toca Aí Meu!
Scott Anderson, Music from the Quiet
Zé da Velha/ Silvério Pontes, Samba Instrumental
Trio Macaíba, Na Trilha do Pé Serra
Chico César, Francisco Forró y Frevo
Trovadores Urbanos, Amor Até o Fim
Jerry+Croa, Atlântida Pantanal

The Sons of Brasil will perform April 18, 7:00-11:00 pm, The Sons of Brasil. The Sons of Brasil at Louie's Wine Dive, 7100 Wornall, Kansas City, Missouri. Members of the band are Stan Kessler (trumpet and flugelhorn), Roger Wilder (piano), Danny Embrey (guitar), Greg Whitfield... Read more

Brazilian music legends Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal will appear Marcos Valle. Marcos Valle together in New York City for the first time May 27–31 at Birdland, 344 West 44th St. (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Roberto Menescal. Roberto Menescal There will be two shows each night, starting at 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm. The performances will highlight many of their hits songs as well as favorites written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Members of the band are Patricia Alvi (vocals), Renato Massa (drums), Jessé Sadoc... Read more

The Antonio Adolfo – Hendrik Meurkens Quartet, winner of the 2014 Antonio Adolfo. Antonio Adolfo Brazilian International Press Award USA, and The Carol Saboya Trio will perform Hendrik Meurkens. Hendrik Meurkens in New York City and Montclair, New Jersey, in late June. They will be recording a new album with the three artists as co-leaders. Here's the schedule: June 18 – The Antonio Adolfo – Hendrik Meurkens Quartet at The Kitano – New York, 66 Park Ave., East 38th St., New York City... Read more

Opportunities
Samba Meets Jazz Workshops has announced its summer workshops in Bar Harbor, Nilson Matta. Nilson Matta Maine. Samba Meets Jazz – Bar Harbor will offer two week-long summer workshops in July, hosted by College of the Atlantic on Frenchman's Bay, just steps from the entrance to Acadia National Park. This year's workshops—one for singers and instrumentalists and one just for instrumentalists—will include faculty artists Arturo O'Farrill, Claudio Roditi, Harry Allen, Café Fernando Saci, Claudia Villela, and more artists... Read more

Publications
American flutist Julie Koidin has published Choro Conversations, a book of interviews with Choro Conversations. Choro Conversations 52 leading Brazilian musicians and writers connected to choro, a musical cousin to samba with a history dating back to the late 1800s. Musicians include legends such as Altamiro Carrilho, Carlos Malta, Hermeto Pascoal, Sivuca, Guinga, Reco do Bandolim, Mário Sève, Silvério Pontes, Proveta, Izaias do Bandolim, Yamandú Costa, Paulo Moura, César Faria, Joel Nascimento... Read more

Here are 47 albums we recommend from the world of music
beyond Brazil: Keeping It Simple by Judy Philbin and Adam Levine; Carol Fredette's No Sad Songs for Me; Mike Bardash Quintet's Polygon; Janice Borla Group's Promises to Burn; Adam Smale's Out of the Blue; The Larry Gelb Trio's The Love Song of Ian Ops; Barbara Levy Daniel's Love Lost and Found; Hr. Ho's Orchestrotica Quartet's Where Here Meets There; Francesca Simone's Playground; Professor Cunningham & his Old School's self-titled album; Alí Bello's Connection Caracas – New York; Salsa de la Bahia, Vol. 1; Arturo O'Farrill and The Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra's Final Night at Birdland; Paul Carlon's La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing; Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet's Latin Jazz – Jazz Latin; Clotilde Rullaud's In Extremis; Perry Beekman's So in Love; Julio Botti's Tango Nostalgias; Michelle Pollace's New Beginning; and many more... 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 345 bands and musicians, listed in alphabetical order by first name.
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Here are links to the websites of 115 record labels, listed in alphabetical order.
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