Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bem Brasil #14: All Instrumental, All the time! Featuring the great Pixinguinha! Originally Aired 10/14/2012

On our fourteenth Bem Brasil with Will Crawford, We let the singers take a break and let the instrumentalists loose. We heard from Bossa Nova greats like Antonio Adolfo, enjoyed the manifold guitar stylings of  Raphael Rabello and Hélio Delmiro, groove with the big band sounds from Banda Mantiqueira and Orquestra Tabajara, be amazed at the virtuosity of Hermeto Pascoal and many others.

In the second hour, we explored the amazing gifts of Pixinguinha, who is considered one of the greatest Brazilian composers of popular music, particularly within the genre of music known as choro. By integrating the music of the older choro composers of the 19th century with contemporary jazz-like harmonies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and sophisticated arrangements, he introduced choro to a new audience and helped to popularize it as a uniquely Brazilian genre. This is a show you will not want to miss!

Program Notes have been lost. We'll update the record later.

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