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Ron Carter: Orfeu

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Orfeu documents bassist Carter’s latest excursion into Brazilian music, a genre he has played since the ’60s, when he appeared on Antonio Carlos Jobim’s first U.S. records. The feeling is more authentic than the usual North American version of the bossa nova because, as Carter explains in the album notes, “I’ve tried to intertwine what we develop in terms of [multiple] rhythms with what the lead instrument is playing.”

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