Featuring three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes. The list of legendary musicians the members of Trio da Paz have recorded and performed with is extensive.
Trio da Paz as a group has recorded and performed with Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Kenny Barron and Nana Vasconcelos, among others.
The Trio’s critically acclaimed, multi-faceted debut recording Brazil from the Inside, with special guests Herbie Mann, Claudio Roditi, Joanne Brackeen and Maucha Adnet, received the “Indie” award for best album of the year. Trio da Paz followed that success with a daring and ambitious concept album, an exploration of the well-known themes from Black Orpheus, the soundtrack that set Brazilian music on a new course.
Their third release, Partido Out, is a mix of original compositions embracing the full range of rhythms, fusing jazz and Brazilian music in a most fresh and exciting way. This CD won the Jazz Journalists Association award of “The best Brazilian jazz album of the year” in 2002.
The Trio’s Cafe album includes special performances by Cesar Camargo Mariano, Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano.
Brasil from the Inside (Concord Jazz, 1992)
Black Orpheus (Kokopelli, 1994)
Partido Out (Malandro, 1998)
Café (Malandro, 2002)
Somewhere (Blue Toucan Music, 2005)
Live at JazzBaltica (Maxjazz, 2008)
30 (Zoho, 2016)
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.