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Brazilian Trio: Forests

Brazilian Trio is Helio Alves (piano), Nilson Matta (bass), and Duduka Da Fonseca (drums). It is, therefore, Trio Da Paz with Alves’ piano replacing the guitar of Romero Lubambo.

There is a term that has been applied to such music: “samba jazz.” Whereas Trio Da Paz emphasizes the samba, Brazilian Trio tilts toward the jazz. Yet both groups share a sensibility. It is unmistakably of São Paulo and Rio, and it has to do with poignant, piercing melodicism and throbbing rhythmic sensuality, a celebration of life and an acceptance that it is transitory.

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