Toninho Horta & Nicola Stilo – Duets (Adventure Music AM1020 2, 2005)
Trio Da Paz – Somewhere (Blue Toucan Music BTM05, 2005)
Orquesta de Violoes de Brasilia – A Moda Brasileira (independent, 2005)
Duets brings together a virtuoso guitarist from Brazil, Toninho Horta,
and a flute maestro from Italy. Duets is an elegant set of jazz standards
and original compositions by Horta and Stilo. The enchanting music is primarily
instrumental, with intimate vocals by Horta, combining jazz, bossa nova and new
acoustic music.Brazil is a land of abundant guitar instrumentalists. Trio Da Paz includes
acoustic guitarist Romero Lubambo, together with acoustic bassist Nilson Matta
and Duduka Da Fonseca on drums.
Somewhere is a collection of instrumental
jazz pieces, which allow for masterful improvisational passages by all three
musicians, together with more melodic bossa nova pieces.
Orquesta de Violoes de Brasilia is a group of Brazilian guitarists that got
together in Brasilia to record compositions by Brazilian classical and jazz
authors. As the name of the ensemble implies, it is an orchestra of guitarists. Only guitars were used in
A Moda Brasileira.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.