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Welcome! Segunda Vez by Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso tops our New Releases section. We have all the details plus a sample track from that album and 76 others, including two added earlier this month: 10 Degrees South by vocalist Sherie Julianne and Junity Duo & Quartet by jazz harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens and pianist Misha Tsiganov. We've also added two more albums to our Beyond Brazil section: Para Cuba con Amor by Ann Reynolds and Clave Gringa, and Silva • Bell • Elation by Dee Bell and Marcos Silva. We have details and sample tracks from both. Our Beyond Brazil section now features 57 albums, nearly all with sample tracks, including these additions made this month: This Side of Mestizaje by Alex García's AfroMantra and Jason Paul Curtis' Faux Bourgeois Café. Don't miss our Audio Archives section where you'll find extended features on 112 Brazilian albums—plus lots more music to listen to. Thanks for stopping by. We hope you'll take a few minutes to explore the many features of this website (you can always return to this page by clicking on our logo at the top of every page). If you like what you find, please 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

 Birthday Sketches
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

Because of commitments to other projects, we have stopped writing new birthday sketches. Thus, the names listed above do not have links to sketches. We hope to resume this feature at a later date.

Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso, Segunda Vez
Segunda Vez CD cover.
01 – Bole bole
02 – Simplicidade
03 – Alumiando
04 – É do que há
05 – Mistura e manda
06 – Sensível
07 – Quiera-me bem
08 – Sete estrelas
09 – Murmurando
10 – Uma noite no Sumaré
11 – Paraíso
12 – Tenebroso
13 – Evocação de Jacob
14 – Flores
15 – Cine Baronesa
16 – Sonhando
17 – Bola preta
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Sherie Julianne, 10 Degrees South
10 Degrees South CD cover.
01 – Bananeira
02 – Watch what happens
03 – O pato
04 – Bonita
05 – Brasil nativo
06 – A rã
07 – Encontro
08 – Painting
09 – Maracatu, nação do amor (April child)
10 – O barquinho (Little boat)
11 – The look of love
12 – So many stars
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Hendrik Meurkens & Misha Tsiganov,
Junity Duo & Quartet
Junity Duo & Quartet CD cover.
01 – Blackbird
02 – Luiza
03 – Lady bear's lullaby
04 – Junity
05 – Norwegian wood
06 – Olena
07 – Pent up house
08 – Ruby, my dear
09 – Menina na janela
10 – West coast blues
11 – Scriabin
12 – Close enough for love
13 – Etude Op. 2, No. 1 [Scriabin]
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Fabiana Passoni, Let Your Love Rise
Let Your Love Rise CD cover.
01 – Let your love rise (radio)
02 – Let your love rise
03 – I feel good
04 – Jazzman
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Benjamim Taubkin, Al Qantara/ The Bridge
Al Qantara/ The Bridge CD cover.
01 – O deserto é aqui
02 – Hamdouchia
03 – Salsabile
04 – Berma sosanbi/ Adeus meu lírio verde
05 – Variação em temas tradicionais
06 – Hijaz
07 – Quilombo
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Plus...

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

From 2013
Miguel de León, Natal
Ricardo Silveira & Vinicius Cantuária, RSVC
Ricardo Silveira & Roberto Taufic, Atlânticos
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

Performances
Hendrik Meurkens will perform Sept. 6, Hendrik Meurkens. Hendrik Meurkens 1:20-2:20 pm, at the Northampton Jazz Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts. Besides Meurkens on harmonica and vibes, the band includes Scott Mullett on tenor sax, Paul Arslanian on piano, George Kaye on bass, and Jon Fisher on drums. For more information, the Northampton Jazz Festival's website... Read more

The Brazilian Trio will perform in Duduka, Hélio & Nilson. Duduka, Hélio & Nilson Switzerland and Germany in September. Members of the trio are Hélio Alves (piano), Nilson Matta (bass), and Duduka Da Fonseca (drums). The tour dates are as follows: Sept. 7, Musig in Ochen, Muri, Switzerland (more information at... Read more

Pianist Hélio Alves, saxophonist Scott Hamilton, Scott Hamilton. Scott Hamilton guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca will present A Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim on five October dates in Montana and Seattle, Washington. Oct. 2 at the Ellen Theatre, 17 W. Main St., Romero Lubambo. Romero Lubambo Bozeman, Montana (information at www.theellentheatre.com); Oct. 3, 7:30 pm, at the Bigfork Center for Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave., Bigfork, Montana (information at www.bigforktheater.org); Oct. 4 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. 2nd St., Whitefish, Montana... Read more

Here are 57 albums we recommend from the world of music
beyond Brazil: Para Cuba con Amor by Ann Reynolds and Clave Gringa; Silva • Bell • Elation by Dee Bell and Marcos Silva; This Side of Mestizaje by Alex García's AfroMantra; Jason Paul Curtis' Faux Bourgeois Café; Charlie Apicella & Iron City's Big Boss; Barbara Ween's Detour Ahead; Perry Beekman's Bewitched; Kate Ross' People Make the World Go Round; Rendezvous by Mary Anne Anderson with Doug MacDonald; Sharon Marie Cline's This is Where I Wanna Be; 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; 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 more than 350 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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