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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Adventure Music
  • UPC: 823421106522
  • Catalog Number: 1065
  • Sales rank: 374,658

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Signals of Rain (6:42)
  2. 2 Rome (9:31)
  3. 3 Balance of Relations (5:40)
  4. 4 The Old City Ballad (7:12)
  5. 5 Bullfight (6:35)
  6. 6 Puerto Madero (6:43)
  7. 7 The Trip of the Elephant (7:12)
  8. 8 Spiral (8:14)
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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 Jr. Direction
Maria Camillo Graphic Design, Cover Photo
Daniel Musy Engineer, Mastering
Marcos Portinari Executive Producer, Back Cover Photo
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