Brazil Confidential

Brazil Confidential

by Jon Gold
     
 

Pianist Jon Gold's love of Brazilian music is obvious on this set of modern jazz where he is the leader, but not necessarily the central figure all the time. Instead you hear a mix of music that has Brazilian influences and performers from that region, but Gold is stretching the parameters of this music into European art song, 21st century music, a little blues, and… See more details below

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Pianist Jon Gold's love of Brazilian music is obvious on this set of modern jazz where he is the leader, but not necessarily the central figure all the time. Instead you hear a mix of music that has Brazilian influences and performers from that region, but Gold is stretching the parameters of this music into European art song, 21st century music, a little blues, and the progressive sounds of uptown New York City. Armed with this variety of musicians from various disciplines, Gold mixes and matches these players so that each individual track has its own sound and personnel, with no two tracks sounding the same. With flutist Andrew Sternman and saxophonist Anat Cohen, Gold offers a busy, upbeat "Funky Jabour" for Hermeto Pascoal, the ultimate three-minute celebratory party tune "Parafuso A Menos," and a jam, "Vitamin," all fired by lots of percussion. Then there's "Alem Do Azul" fusing Zach Brock's violin with a lovely Steve Reich-type piano minimalism. Several vocal tracks, or those featuring English horn player Katie Scheele, provide more light pop or classical-oriented sounds. Whether playing music specifically for dancing, or as introspective romantic backdrops, Gold consistently delivers intriguing music on this recording, and just enough originality to portend great things for his next project.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
Label:
Zoho Music
UPC:
0880956100425
catalogNumber:
201004

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Gold   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Andrew Sterman   Flute
Bryan Murray   Woodwind
Toninho Ferragutti   Accordion
Zach Brock   Violin
Harvie S.   Bass
Ze Mauricio   Percussion
Anat Cohen   Woodwind
Jorge Continentino   Woodwind
Leah Siegel   Background Vocals
Katie Scheele   English Horn
Mauricio Zottarelli   Drums
Luiz Ribeiro   Guitar
Tatiana Parra   Vocals
Scott Anderson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Seth Foster   Mastering
Jorge Continentino   Arranger
Luiz Ribeiro   Composer,Lyricist
Jon Gold   Composer
Scott Anderson   Producer
Greg Hillis   Liner Notes

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