Thursday, April 15, 2010

New CD releases

Dear people,
hope everybody is doing well. For those here in the US, more precisely on the northeast, we were looking forward to spring... It has finally arrived!
I want to share with you a few CD releases that will be coming out soon - and a few that were already released - on which I am participating. Do check them out, and be sure to look back here soon. I'll be posting some more news about what's coming out.

New CD with Guitarrist Prasanna
Prasanna's new release is an incredibly diverse and virtuosic travel to often different and innovative musical territory. I am honored to be part of it!! The list of musicians involved include:
Prasanna (guitars); MZ and Rodney Holmes (drums); Mike Pope and Bill Urmson (bass); Shalini and Natalie John (vocals); Dave Douglas (trumpet); Vijay Iyer (piano); Rudresh Mahanthappa and David Binney (saxes).
It should be out towards the end of this year.

New release by Pianist/Flutist/Composer Oriente Lopez
Oriente is an amazing composer and an incredible musician. We were in the studio at the end of last year for two days of intense recording. The CD also includes Itaiguara Brandão on bass, and guests Paquito D'Rivera, Romero Lubambo, and Hendrik Meurkens. It also should be out towards the end of the year.

Scott Anderson - Music For The Quiet - Released 2010
Scott is a super talented NYC based guitarist, composer and producer. I have been working with him quite a lot, and I was very happy to be called to play on this project. Great music - a beautiful conceptual work that you should check out.
Click here for more info.

Jon Gold - Brazil Confidential - Released 2010
That was a fun project! Jon's writing is a refreshing new take on Brazilian contemporary music. Check it out.
"Intricate arrangements with a lively sense of rhythm, this recording of Jon Gold's music is attractive and full of a palpable joie de vivre. You will be entertained for sure. " -- Dave Liebman
Click here for more info.

Nilson Matta - Copacabana - Released 2010
Nilson is considered to be one of the best on his instrument, and one of the most important brazilian musicians ever. His new album features a selection of great Brazilian classics and some very cool originals. The line up features Nilson on bass, Klaus Mueller on piano, MZ on drums, Anne Drummond on flute, Harry Allen on sax, and Zé Mauricio on percussion.
Click here for more info.

Some other new projects are in the works, and I'll be keeping you all updated through this blog. Check back often!
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