stirring saxophone jazz Livio Almeida – Brasilia Sessions

stirring saxophone jazz Livio Almeida – BRASILIA SESSIONS:  There are some excellent albums coming out this summer, and the stirring saxophone jazz that tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger Livio and his players (Misael Silvestre – keys; Daniel Castro – bass; Pedro Almeida – drums) create for us on his upcoming release (19 July, 2024) are right at the TOP of our listening list, to be sure… to see why, watch this video of them on tour earlier this year…

Be sure and SUBSCRIBE to Livio’s YouTube channel, where you can enjoy many more performances (I signed up right away).

One of the most lively (yet mellow) tunes in the Latin jazz vein I’ve listened to this year is the 5:02 “Partido Cerrado”…. superb syncopated bass on the intro leads into some of the most stunning tenor saxophone you’ll listen to this year (or any other, for that matter)!

There was no doubt in my mind that Livio’s 7:31 original, “Rocks in My Path”, would be my choice for personal favorite of the eight exciting performances offered up… as the tune evolves, you’ll find yourself filled with a sense of hope and joy in the living of life… a quote that Livio found inspired him, as I’m sure it will you – “Rocks in my path. I keep them all. With them I shall build a castle someday.”

I give Livio and all of his high-talent players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this excellent album.  When it comes out in July, I’m sure you’ll see it pop up on Livio’s Spotify channel (below)…

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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