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by Andre Vasconcellos
 
It's hard to believe that, given his glittering career, this is only the second album to come out under the Brazilian bassist's name. These tracks, all recorded live, showcase the fact that he also possesses formidable compositional skills, and a very sympathetic band (tenor, drums, piano, guitar, and himself) able to move from post-bop jazz to the edge of chaos and

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It's hard to believe that, given his glittering career, this is only the second album to come out under the Brazilian bassist's name. These tracks, all recorded live, showcase the fact that he also possesses formidable compositional skills, and a very sympathetic band (tenor, drums, piano, guitar, and himself) able to move from post-bop jazz to the edge of chaos and the avant-garde, or sustain a long, lyrical mood on "The Old City Ballad." The players all get good workouts, as with Renato Fonseca on "Puerto Madero," who shows delicious invention on his solo. There's nothing especially Brazilian about the pieces here; instead, much of the impressionism creates moods, as with "The Trip of the Elephant." Vasconcellos himself might lead from the back, but he remains the linchpin of the whole ensemble, never flashy but always there, keeping things together, whether it's slow support or dueling with a saxophonist and spiraling higher and higher. It's a decidedly modern jazz album that still manages to acknowledge the roots very well indeed.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Adventure Music
UPC:
0823421106522
catalogNumber:
1065
Rank:
146593

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andre Vasconcellos   Primary Artist,Bass
Torcuato Mariano   Guitar
Marcos Vasconcellos   Guitar
Renato Fonseca   Piano
Allen Pontes   Drums
Josué Lopez   Tenor Saxophone
David Feldman   Piano

Technical Credits

Andre Vasconcellos   Composer,Producer
Hamilton de Holanda   Executive Producer
Ricardo Vasconcellos   Composer
Richard Zirinsky   Direction
Maria Camillo   Graphic Design,Cover Photo
Daniel Musy   Engineer
Marcos Portinari   Executive Producer,Back Cover Photo

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