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by Nelson Faria

A great example of Brazilian styles; Samba, bossa nova, baião, frevo and chôro, are played by Nelson Faria, with a strong jazz influence.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Baião Por Acaso
Nelson Faria
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2. Antes Tarde
Nelson Faria
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3. Tijucana
Nelson Faria, Nivaldo Ornelas
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4. Preludio #3
Nelson Faria
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5. Influenciado
Nelson Faria, Zélia Duncan
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6. Caraça
Nelson Faria
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3:15 $0.99
7. Só Te Esperando
Nelson Faria
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8. Francisco
Nelson Faria, Cassia Eller
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9. Buxixo
Nelson Faria
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10. Ioiô
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Album Notes
Debut album by Nelson Faria, a jazz guitarist who has been recording with Cássia Eller, Baby do Brasil, Carlos Lyra, Toninho Horta, and many others. He has originals and also renditions of Villa-Lobos's pieces and Milton Nascimento's and Ian Guest's songs. The album opens with the energetic baiao "Baiao Por Acaso" with inspired solos. "Antes Tarde" is a complex melody over a subtle samba groove. "Tijucana" is a duet with soprano saxophonist Nivaldo Ornelas, with Nelson playing strings in the synth guitar, which may sound dull to some ears. "Prelúdio No. 3" (Villa-Lobos) is a recreation of the piece by the genius of Brazilian music, where the harmony and arrangement were modified to make possible some jazz inventions in the electric guitar. When Nivaldo comes again with his sax, the same ambience of the previous track is brought again -- with a somewhat static result. But the next song, a busy, modern choro, is a welcome change of pace. The song has the participation of Zélia Duncan (when she was still Zélia Christina). Another beautiful, subtle, and complex theme is "Caraça" (Ian Guest), performed without improvisations. Swinging sambas are presented in "Só Te Esperando" and "Buxixo" (also heavily fusion-influenced), and "Ioiô" is a contagious frevo. The album also had Cássia Eller, Carlos Malta, Adriano Giffoni, Paulo Braga, and other musicians. Nelson keeps an intense feel in his cohesive improvisation, being one of the most important contemporary jazz guitarists in Brazil. ~ Alvaro Neder


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Shane McDonald

Catches all great Brazilian grooves in one bag baby
This CD is a must for any fan of Brazilian music. Brazil has so much more to offer than samba and bossa.Its nice to hear frevo, choro and baiao styles being well played by not just Nelson but the whole band. Bass players and percussionist should have this CD.

Serge Lessard

Fine listening pleasure, ...increases with use
I had heard some excerpts of some of the songs on a CD accompanying the book The Brazilian Guitar Book, which left me wanting to hear the complete pieces. I was not deceived: the CD is great listening.

Larry Stefl

Nelson Faria is a master of Brazilian music, a great guitar player and a great jazz artist. His CD's are produced with a very high level of musicianship and a uniquely Brazilian sensibility that can do it all!