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by Jovino Santos Neto
 
Seattle-based Jovino Santos Neto is one of the new breed of Brazilian jazzmen. He builds on the forms created by earlier generations, mixing them with jazz even more than those who came before him, until it's almost a new hybrid that joins North and Latin American styles. There are the complex rhythms -- just listen to the opening of "Matraca," for instance -- but

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Seattle-based Jovino Santos Neto is one of the new breed of Brazilian jazzmen. He builds on the forms created by earlier generations, mixing them with jazz even more than those who came before him, until it's almost a new hybrid that joins North and Latin American styles. There are the complex rhythms -- just listen to the opening of "Matraca," for instance -- but there's also plenty of room for improvisation from all the players in the band, with a strong emphasis on the sax work of Harvey Wainapel. Neto himself is a composer with a smart ear for melody, but also a deep grounding in Brazilian music forms, and as a player, he possesses a rare fluidity, not only on the piano, but also the melodica, which he uses on "Sea and Sky." There's room for the players to stretch out on the tunes when singers are used (wordlessly) on light, airy pieces sometimes reminiscent of '70s prog band National Health. But there's no doubt that jazz is the root of Neto's world, as he shows time and again on the material, while retaining that immediately recognizable Latin touch. With his longstanding quintet, he's grown into an artist of real stature.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2011
Label:
Adventure Music
UPC:
0823421106829
catalogNumber:
1068
Rank:
145421

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Performance Credits

Jovino Santos Neto   Primary Artist,Flute,Piano,Melodica,Hand Clapping,fender rhodes,Group Member
Chuck Deardorf   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Group Member
Mark Ivester   Drums,Group Member
Harvey Wainapel   Clarinet,Saxophone,Group Member
Jeff Busch   Percussion,Group Member
Ben Thomas   Vibes,Guest Appearance
Caroline Corcoran   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lena Simon   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

David Lange   Engineer
Jovino Santos Neto   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Richard Zirinsky   Executive Producer
Maria Camillo   Graphic Design
Steve Feasley   Engineer

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