Swinging Brazil

Clube do Balanço

Swing & Samba Rock (MCD, 2005)

Brazilian ensemble Clube do Balanço describes their music as Swing & Samba Rock and swing it has. The band led by guitarist and vocalist Marco Mattoli  has garnered quite a following in Brazil and overseas with their refreshing blend of neo samba rock. Clube do Balanço pays tribute to the artists that revolutionized Brazilian music in the 1970s, such as early Jorge Ben (up to 77), Luiz Vagner, Bebeto, Roberto Carlos and Erasmo, Branca Di Neve, Marku Ribas, and Orlandivo.

Swing & Samba Rock, the band’s smokin’ first album is a combination of irresistible samba with jazz, rock and funk. The band is composed of Marco Mattoli (vocals & guitar), Edu Peixe (drums), Gringo (bass), Teresa Gama (vocals), Fred Prince (percussion), Guto Bocão (percussion), Marcelo Maita (keyboards), Tiquinho (trombone) and Reginaldo 16 Gomes (trumpet).


Learn more about what the dancers in Sao Paulo are raving. Buy Swing & Samba Rock.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.