Akira Tana spirited Brazilian jazz Akira Tana – Jazzanova

Akira Tana spirited Brazilian jazz Akira Tana – JAZZANOVA:  No listener who claims to be an aficionado of jazz from Brazil can afford to be without this March, 2018 release from Akira… as you listen to the spirited performance and unique interpretation of “Corcovado” by Akira and his musical partners, you’ll realize you’ve got a brilliant gem for your jazz collection.

To get to know more about Akira, you’ll want to watch this most informative interview with him from only a few months back…

BUT, what counts is the wonderful music he’s produced on this superb release, with help from some jazz luminaries, like Branford Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval and Jackie Ryan, just to name a few… when you listen to “Jangada“, you’ll fall in love with Akira’s magical style and clear love of creating music that soothes the soul… I absolutely loved this tune, and have no doubt you will too.

The full player lineup is long, but worth checking out… vocals Claudio Amaral, Sandy Cressman, Carla Helmbrecht, Jackie Ryan, Claudia Villela, Maria Volonté… special guests Branford Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval piano & Fender Rhodes Peter Horvath, acoustic & electric guitar Ricardo Peixoto, bass Gary Brown, percussion Michael Shapiro, with drums by Akira… my personal favorite of the thirteen beautiful songs offered up for your aural enjoyment is (hands-down) “Love Dance“… the “cool” expressed by all the players & the singer (Carla Helmbrecht) makes the performance one of my favorite Latin songs (so far) in 2018.

I give Akira and his folks a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99.  Get more information about this fascinating master drummer at Akira’s website.           Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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