This CD is the second of a planned series of five CD's. The disc explores an exiting variety of rhytms including Sambas, Samba-Cancao, Valsas (Waltz), classical and choros., by the greatest Brazilian composers such at Carlos Lyra, A.C. Jobim, Canhoto, Pixinguinha, Garoto and of course Baden Powell. It is his finest album produced to date (#5), exploring different moods from exciting sambas, jazzy inflections to romantic and sentimental melodies and classical style, ilustrating his dazzling and sensitive technique.
He is join on some pieces by great friends and musical collegues, Carlton Jackson on drums, Brian Healey on electric bass and Dave Fischer on congas and Latin percussion.
"Alfredo Muro proves there are no frontiers between classical and pop music. He glides, in a very elegant way, between the two types, from Villa-Lobos Prelude#3 to Tom Jobim (Eu Se que Vou te Amar), from Joao Pernambuco (Sons de Carrilhoes) to Luiz Bonfa (Manha de Carnaval). I am honored he included two of my songs on his Alma Brasileira Vol.2, and I listen to them with as much delight as I listen to the other songs. Congratulations, Alfredo, for your good taste, technique and sensibility."
Alfredo Muro, was born in Lima, Peru. At the age of ten, he began teaching himself to play the guitar. He was soon awarded a scholarship to study with Maestro Jose "Pepe" Torres at his famous Guitar Academy.
Mr. Muro won first place in a nationally televised competition at thirteen, featuring musicians from more than 100 schools.
Mr. Muro had the honor of representing Peru in the 16th. Annual International Guitar Festival in the spring of 2005, in Lima.
While on tour in Europe, Mr. Muro played for the late Pope John Paul the Second at a "Special Audience" at the Vatican in Rome.
Mr. Muro is not only an accomplished soloist, but is also an arranger and composer. In 1999, Mr. Muro released a solo CD, "Journey Through The Strings" to rave reviews, with the honor of having international artist Jose Feliciano endorse the CD.
In March of 2005, Mr. Muro was selected for the Jack Rosemberg Memorial, Musician of the Month Award, by the Jazz Society of Oregon in their Jazzscene Magazine.
For more information about Alfredo Muro, please check at his Official Web Site www.alfredomuro.com