When he sits down at the drum kit, Paulo Silva is ready to pour out his signature funky expressionism. Riffing off the vocalist in “Cancao do Mar” he delivers a raw beat and keeps the song throbbing forward. Covering Wayne Shorter’s “Juju,” his trio immerses the listener in a jumpy melody. The guitar expertly noodles... Continue Reading →
Give Me Some Deep American Blues — From Brazil’s Own Tulio Augusto
Self-taught guitarist and harmonica player Tulio Augusto has a houseful of instruments, is defending his second master's and working on a Ph.D., and has composed something stunning, bluesy, Gershwin-like – indescribable, really – that shows he can climb right inside the essence of homegrown American jazz. What was your early training like? I started learning... Continue Reading →
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