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Antonio Adolfo: Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica (AAM)

Brazilian big-band music is relatively rare, at least in comparison with its Afro-Cuban and—obviously—swing kin. With Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica, pianist and composer Antonio Adolfo realizes his dream of recording his music with just such a large ensemble, after more than 25 albums as a leader, including last year’s well-received Hybrido: From Rio to Wayne … Read More “Antonio Adolfo: Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica (AAM)”

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Antonio Adolfo: Chora Baiao

Brazilian pianist-composer Antonio Adolfo puts a refined, jazz-infused spin on a collection of lively choros and baiaos by the highly respected but under-recognized Brazilian composers Chico Buarque and Guinga. Joined on the frontline by the fantastic guitarist Leo Amuedo and ably supported by the simmering rhythm section of bassist Jorge Helder, drummer Rafael Barata and … Read More “Antonio Adolfo: Chora Baiao”

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