Immediate Latin jazz thrills Antonio Adolfo – SAMBA JAZZ ALLEY: There are only a FEW albums that get added to my iPhone rotation IMMEDIATELY (& permanently) – this is one of them! It will be a while before you’ll find samples, or YouTube videos, as this album doesn’t release officially until the end of July, 2019…. in the meantime, you may want to watch piano master Antonio at work in the video below…
…of course, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Antonio’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find more performances.
In addition to Antonio’s masterful jazz piano, you will also hear many other accomplished players (Acoustic And Electric Guitars: Lula Galvao; Double Bass: Jorge Helder; Drums: Rafael Barata; Percussion: Dada Costa And Rafael Barata (Tracks 2, 6;, Bl Trumpet: Jesse Sadoc; Flugelhorn: Jesse Sadoc (Track 9]; Soprano, Tenor Saxes: Marcelo Martins; Alto Flute: Marcelo Martins (Track 9); Trombone: Rafael Rocha. Special Guests: Valve Trombone: Serginho Trombone (Track 6]; Harmonicas: Mauricio Einhorn And Gabriel Grossi (Track 5]; Shaker: Claudio Spiewak (Tracks 1, 5 And Bl; Acoustic Guitar: Claudio Spiewak (Track 1])… tunes like Antonio’s tribute to Herbie Hancock, “Hello, Herbie”, are as hip as hip gets… songs like this are ABSOLUTELY what jazz is (really) all about… I predict that this tune will be getting MAJOR airplay on jazz stations ’round the globe!
You will wind up in the ultimate “groove step” as you dance to “The Frog”, one of my favorite Latin jazz/samba tunes (yet) in 2019… if you’re not up & dancin’ to this one – you’re dead, lol.
Of the nine songs offered up for your jazz joy, it is the 5:09 “Tristeza De Nos Dois” (The Sadness of the Two of Us) that (hands-down) that is my personal favorite… Antonio’s keyboard on this piece is light & airy, yet FULL of LIFE!
I give Antonio & all his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this very pleasurable jazz adventure. Get more information as it becomes available on Antonio’s website. Rotcod Zzaj