Copacabana

Copacabana

by Nilson Matta
     
 
Nilson Matta is one of the most in-demand bassists for record dates encompassing Brazilian music, in addition to being a leader and also a member of the group Trio da Paz. This is only Matta's third CD under his own name, but it is a truly international session, with Americans Harry Allen (tenor sax) and Anne Drummond (flute), German

Overview

Nilson Matta is one of the most in-demand bassists for record dates encompassing Brazilian music, in addition to being a leader and also a member of the group Trio da Paz. This is only Matta's third CD under his own name, but it is a truly international session, with Americans Harry Allen (tenor sax) and Anne Drummond (flute), German pianist Klaus Mueller, plus fellow Brazilians Murico Zottarelli (drums) and percussionist Ze Mauricio. Matta composed "Baden" as a tribute to the late Brazilian guitarist/composer Baden Powell, a feature for the rhythm section that delves into a Bach-like fugue. 20th century composer Heitor Villa-Lobos penned "Trenzinho do Caipira" ("The Little Train of the Caipira") as a part of his "Bachianas Brasileiras" suite, though this famous theme takes on a very different flavor with Matta's jazzy adaptation, which prominently features Allen and Drummond in the mix. The leader showcases his arco playing in his virtuoso solo masterpiece "Pantanal," at times suggesting a country hoedown à la Aaron Copland. Matta doubles on acoustic guitar in his delightful, easygoing bossa nova "Copacabana," with Allen conjuring the spirit of Stan Getz. Allen contributed the original ballad "I Can See Forever," written with the influence of the saudade style and suggesting a gorgeous sunset on a warm, romantic evening. Copacabana is a memorable date that reveals new facets with each hearing.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/2010
Label:
Zoho Music
UPC:
0880956100227
catalogNumber:
201002

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nilson Matta   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums
Harry Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Ze Mauricio   Percussion
Anne Drummond   Flute
Mauricio Zottarelli   Drums
Klaus Mueller   Piano

Technical Credits

Heitor Villa-Lobos   Composer
Harry Allen   Composer
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Nilson Matta   Composer,Producer
Howard Mandel   Liner Notes
Christopher Drukker   Graphic Design
Michael Brorby   Engineer
Ari Barroso   Composer
Luisa Matta   Executive Producer

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