Percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca and pianist Helio Alves have a long history of collaborating on record and stage. Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim finds the two at the top of their game, both honoring and pushing Brazilian jazz in bold directions.
At times abstract and elusive while others vivacious and brimming with energy, Luciana Souza's The Book of Longing is a brilliant and sensual release from one of today's foremost jazz-crossover singers.
Of all the influential musicians and songwriters to contribute to and emerge from Brazil’s Tropicalismo movement, none has had the continuing impact, or left an oeuvre as staggering, as Caetano Veloso. He played New York City’s Terminal 5 last night as part of a brief U.S. tour.