Daniel Santiago

On the Way

by Matt Cibula

15 November 2006

 

This 27-year-old Brazilian guitarist has chops to spare and some very talented friends; if it wasn’t only 35 minutes long, one could well describe On the Way as “jam-packed” wth great Rio-based jazz music. The rest of his trio—André Vasconcellos on bass and Márcio Bahia on drums—is skillful but understated on tunes like “Viewpoint” and “Horta & Guinga”, but they really get funky on the six-minute burner “Tribute to Baden” (for master guitarist Baden Powell), where Bahia makes his kit sound like a hyperactive drum machine. But the tracks where Santiago plays solo, while extremely beautiful, might be too mellow for short attention span U.S. people, so you might want to ready yourself with some tasty wine and soft lights first.

On the Way

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times.

//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: Elvis Costello's 'Imperial Bedroom'

// Sound Affects

"History repeats the old conceits, the glib replies, the same defeats. Keep your finger on important issues, and keep listening to the 275th most acclaimed album of all time. A 1982 masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.

READ the article