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Café Jam: Moio (Rhythmic Spice)

The quintet Cafe Jam hails from Sao Paulo, and their release is perfect listening for a summer’s day picnic, smooth jazz with just a pinch of the tropical. Included among the twelve tunes are two Jobim compositions, “Passarim,” featuring Paulo Pascali, Jr., on tenor, and “Samba do Aviao.” Pascali’s tenor, and the overall high level of musicianship, is good reason to keep from dismissing this release as just another smooth jazz entry.

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