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 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.