Brazzamerica – Brazzamerica (indie release, 2016)
As the name implies, this trio plays a mix of Brazilian music and influences from the United States. It’s a jazz format of piano, bass and drums that incorporates samba, maracatú and other Brazilian styles.
The three members of the group are Brazilians who moved to New York. The performances are exquisite, with notable interplay and more jazz focused than world music oriented.
The lineup includes Cidinho Teixeira on piano, Leco Reis on bass, and Edson Ferreira on drums.
Brazzamerica has a fine balance of upbeat and calmer material, always with a great swing.
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 is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.