Adventure Music Celebrates 10 Years of Fine Music

Various Artists – Adventure Music: 10 Years
Various Artists

Adventure Music: 10 Years (Adventure Music, 2012)

This triple CD compilation is the perfect opportunity to discover the artists on one of the most exciting labels dedicated to Brazilian jazz, world music crossovers, and mandolin focused Mike Marshall releases. Adventure Music: 10 Years celebrates the label’s 10 years of existence. It was selected by singer-songwriter Monday Michiru.

“A super collection of tracks picked up from the vast Adventure Music catalogue, it was hard for me to believe how much music has been recorded by this little known but potent label,” says Monday Michiru. “From core Brazilian artists, both of modern and traditional styles, to interesting new collectives from the U.S. and other parts of South America, the bar in quality of music and sound is set high and will no doubt amaze and entice you to further explore Adventure’s offerings.”

Indeed the label, created by Richard Zirinsky Jr. and Mike Marshall in 2002, has uncovered many new artists that were practically unknown in the United States and beyond. Although a majority of the musicians on Adventure Music are some Brazil’s finest virtuoso jazz and world music musicians, you can also find great acts from the United States, Colombia and Argentina as well as impressive crosscultural collaborations such as the Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Väsen recordings.

The attractively packaged triple CD costs less than $20 so it’s well worth getting a copy to sample a taste of Adventure Music’s delectable musical offerings.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. Vinheta Espanha ou do Agreste? (Spanish Vignette or Wild Northeast?) – Orquestra Popular de Câmara
2. Bluishmen – Moacir Santos
3. Keeper of the Flame – Tom Lellis
4. For Elis – Clarice Assad
5. Gregorian Samba – Daniel Santiago
6. Se Você Disser Que Sim (If You Say Yes) – Muiza Adnet
7. Cravo e Canela (Cinnamon and Clove) – Ricardo Silveira and Luiz Avellar
8. Song of Delight – Maeve Gilchrist
9. The Cat, The Mouse, and The Chicken – Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall
10. Brasilianos – Hamilton de Holanda Quinteto
11. Tanto Canto (So Much Song) – Lea Freire
12. Adeus America – Samba Meets Boogie Woogie
13. Roseando – Mike Marshall and Jovino Santos Neto
14. Sharon by the Sea – Eva Scow and Dusty Brough
15. Em Torno de Influências (Around the Influences) – Benjamin Taubkin

Disc: 2

1. Felipe – Moacir Santos
2. Road Song – Alex Hargreaves
3. Colsas Demais Por Fazer (Many Things To Do) – Marcos Amorim
4. El Futuro, flor (The Future, flor) – Florencia Ruiz
5. Tonada – Maria Marquez
6. Passareiro (Birdsong) – Jovino Santos Neto
7. Ano Bom (Good Year) – Hamilton de Holanda Quinteto
8. Dirt Road (Estrada de Terra) – Philippe Baden Powell
9. Vento (Wind) – Nicola Stilo and Toninho Horta
10. Outro Rio (Another Rio) – Ricardo Silveira
11. Ima – Claudia Villela and Ricardo Peixoto
12. Baião Två – Gui Mallon
13. Yo No Tengo Quien Me Quiera (I’ve No One To Love Me) – Lucía Pulido
14. Flower of Life (Flor da Vida) – Yamandu Costa and Hamilton de Holanda
15. Canções e Momentos – Tom Lellis

Disc: 3

1. Alma do Nordeste (Soul of the Northeast) – Jovino Santos Neto
2. De Repente, Estou Feliz (Happily Happy) – Moacir Santos
3. Um Trombone na Rua Tereza (A Trombone on Tereza Street) – Vittor Santos
4. Receita de Samba (Recipe for Samba) – Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso
5. Music Inside (Ela) – Mario Adnet
6. Signals of Rain – André Vasconcellos
7. Cumbia Cienaguera – Antonio Arnedo
8. Nature’s Princess – Maria Marquez
9. El Diablo Suelta (The Loose Devil) – Mike Marshall
10. Lamentos do Morro (Moans of the Hill) – Modern Traditions Ensemble
11. Agora Eu Sei (Now I Know) – Moacir Santos
12. The Music and the Word – Contemporary America
13. Forslund – Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Väsen
14. Choro Moreno – Orquestra Popular de Câmara

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and 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.


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