Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Brazilian Music CD of the Month - "Mario Adnet: Saudade Maravilhosa"

Brazilian Music CD of the Month
Mario Adnet: "Saudade Maravilhosa" (Selo SESC)

Produced by Mario Adnet & Antonia Adnet
Executive Producer: Mariza Adnet
Arranged by Mario Adnet
Assistant Music Director: Joana Adnet

Design: Gabriel Leite
Cover Painting: Guilherme Secchin
Photo of the painting: Milton Montenegro
Photos: Daryan Dornelles & Gabriel Pinheiro

Recorded & Mixed by Gabriel Pinheiro @ Biscoito Fino Studios
Mastered by Luiz Tornaghi
Liner Notes: Danilo Santos de Miranda
Featuring: Mario Adnet (acoustic guitar), Marcos Nimrichter (acoustic piano & Fender Rhodes electric piano), Jorge Helder (acoustic bass), Rafael Barata (drums), Leonardo Amuedo & Ricardo Silveira (electric guitars), Armando Marçal (percussion), Cristiano Alves (clarinet), Aquiles Moraes (trumpet & flugelhorn), Everson Moraes (trombone), Eduardo Neves (soprano sax, tenor sax & flute)

On Mario Adnet's hands, always able to update the Brazilian music traditions, the sounds become poetry in form of songs; no matter if instrumental tunes or with lyrics (like happens only once on this new album, on "Valsa do Baque Virado", co-written by João Cavalcanti, the Casuarina man.)

Nine haunting originals and an amazing rendition of Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol's "Caravan" comprise the repertoire. For those not yet familiar with Adnet's skills as arranger, "Caravan" provides a small taste of his fertile imagination, taking that famous jazz classic to the "deserts" of Pernambuco (in Northern Brazil), evoking the Moacir Santos style that he knows so well.

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