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Amazonia: On the Forest Trail
     

Amazonia: On the Forest Trail

by Mario Adnet
 
With Amazonia: On the Forest Trail, composer, arranger, and guitarist Mario Adnet has created a personal homage to the forest whose existence is central to the life of Brazil and Planet Earth. Employing a string orchestra, reeds, winds, and brass, a core jazz group, and vocalists who include Lenine, Mônica

Overview

With Amazonia: On the Forest Trail, composer, arranger, and guitarist Mario Adnet has created a personal homage to the forest whose existence is central to the life of Brazil and Planet Earth. Employing a string orchestra, reeds, winds, and brass, a core jazz group, and vocalists who include Lenine, Mônica Salmaso, Roberta Sá, Vicente Nucci, and Antonia Adnet, he delivers a warm, exotic suite of music by a glorious array of composers. It is lush, lyrical, emotionally moving, and fantastically sophisticated. "Trilhas da Floresta" is Adnet's self-composed intro, with strings, his nylon-string guitar, winds, brass, and reeds in expansive, sometimes contrapuntally rhythmic interplay. He portrays the forest's seemingly contradictory life forms in fluid harmony with one another. It marries the cinematic drama of Gershwin and Previn to modern Brazil's classical composition. It gives way to a lush, elegant reading of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Borzeguim," where Adnet duets with Salmaso. "A Rã" by João Donato and Caetano Veloso, with its slippery percussion intro and playful meld of samba and bossa, is a delight. Lenine, with three Adnet family voices in the chorus, delivers a stellar version of Jobim's "Boto," with striated brass and wind harmonies fueled by a layered polyrhythmic pulse. Dori Caymmi and Paulo César Pinheiro's "Rio Amazonas" is adorned by lush strings and warm brass as Adnet's guitar and Marcos Nimrichter's piano insert jazz improvisation into both harmony and melody. Folk traditions play a central role in modern Brazilian sounds. Adnet demonstrates that here, with the inclusion of Pinheiro's "Saci," with Nucci's voice up front reflecting the darkness, danger, and mysteriousness of the forest, and also Waldemar Henrique's "Uirapurú." Salmaso delivers the lyric poem of a journey by canoe through the Amazon. Adnet keeps the classical composer's love of folk music in his own chart but also threads elements of tango and flamenco in the cadenzas, adding dynamic tension. "Amazonas II" by Donato, Arnaldo Antunes, and Péricles Cavalcanti, with vocals by Sá, begins almost mournfully before transforming itself, butterfly-like, into a shimmering bossa. The set closes with Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Saudades das Selvas Brasileiras 2º Mov." Flutes, clarinets, English horn, bassoon, and harp present the forest, its beauty, majesty, and fragility, as a gift to humankind from the divine. Adnet's Amazonia is sublime, a magnificent presentation of the diversity and importance of Brazilian music as it evolves in the 21st century.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2013
Label:
Adventure Music
UPC:
0823421108021
catalogNumber:
1080
Rank:
144377

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mario Adnet   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Teco Cardoso   Flute
Armando Marçal   Percussion
Cecilia Spyer   Choir, Chorus
Horacio Schaefer   Viola
Lea Freire   Flute
Jorge Helder   Bass
Davi Graton   Violin
Nailor Proveta   Clarinet
Djavan Caetano Viana   Violin
Mônica Salmaso   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lenine   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Muiza Adnet   Choir, Chorus
Xande Figueiredo   Drums
Katia Spassova   Violin
Maria Angélica Cameron   Viola
Roberta Sá   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Marcos Nimrichter   Piano,Accordion
Stvetlana Terechkova   Violin
Marialbi Trisolio   Cello
Chico Adnet   Choir, Chorus
Adrian Viorel Petrutiu   Violin
Lev Veksler   Violin
Claudio Henrique D. Torezan   Bass
Pedro Paes   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Joana Adnet   Clarinet,Choir, Chorus
Jennifer Campbell   Harp
Claudio Cruz   Violin,Conductor,Concert Master
Philip Doyle   Horn,French Horn
Antonia Adnet   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Everson Moraes   Trombone
Aquiles Moraes   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rodrigo Andrade   Cello
Sérgio De Oliveira   Bass
Thiago Osório   Tuba,Bass Trombone
Ricardo Barbosa Pereira   Oboe
Filipe De Castro   Bassoon
Ney Vasconcelos   Bass
Camila Yassuda   Violin
Cezar Miranda   Violin
Leandro Dias   Violin
Gerson Nonato   Violin
Heloisa Meireles   Cello
Vicente Nucci   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Peter Pas   Viola
Ederson Fernandes   Viola
Wilson Sampaio   Cello

Technical Credits

Heitor Villa-Lobos   Composer
Caetano Veloso   Composer
Dori Caymmi   Composer
Nelson Ângelo   Composer
João Donato   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Paulo César Pinheiro   Composer
Mario Adnet   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Music Direction
Arnaldo Antunes   Composer
Fernando Brant   Composer
Pericles Cavalcanti   Composer
Guinga   Composer
Waldemar Henrique   Composer
Cláudio Nucci   Composer
Richard Zirinsky   Executive Producer
Elizabeth Carneiro   Text
Maria Camillo   translation
Jararaca   Composer
Joana Adnet   Producer
Claudio Santoro   Composer
David Rogers   translation
Mariza Adnet   General Coordination
Antonia Adnet   Producer
Rodrigo "Funai" Costa   Engineer
Juca Filho   Composer
Alexandre Sant'anna   Cover Photo
Fabio Guimarães   Engineer

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