A wonderful tribute to the mighty talents of trombonist Raul De Souza – a package that features individual DVD and CD performances by the musician, brought together in one cool little set! Both formats feature recent material, ostensibly recorded for this package – and all tracks on the CD are not on the DVD – and vice versa – which means that you'll get an even broader picture of Raul than you might expect! The performances are great, too – very jazzy, with a style that focuses heavily on De Souza's lead trombone lines and solos – without much other instrumentation getting in the way. Given the many styles that Raul's used over the years, it's great to hear such a back to basics jazz-based set – echoed by guest work on the DVD from Joao Donato on piano and Hector Costita on tenor sax. DVD titles include "Spiritual", "A Vontade Mesmo", "St Remy", "Funky Man", "Bossa Eterna", "Jumping Street", and "Violao Quebrado" – and CD titles include "Alibi", "Ligia", "10 Minutos", "Voila", "Viva O Rio", "Up Jumped Spring", and "Todas As Tribos". Comes in an oversize package – with notes in English and Portuguese! CD
(All Region, NTSC coded.)
Ekundayo ... CD SESC (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ....
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A really amazing project, with roots in a number of different styles – and a quality that's quite unlike anything else we've ever heard before! The group's got a trans-American vibe – contributions from US musicians like Scotty Hard, Melvin Gibbs, and Rob Mazurek, mixed with percussion from Nana Vasconcelos, and topped with vocals and rhymes from Mike Ladd, Lurdez Da Luz, and R Brandao! The music's got the kind of darkly funky quality in the rhythms that we know from Gibbs' earlier projects – although Melvin is just a guest musician on the set – but there's also some of the textured electronics that Mazurek uses in some of his Sao Paulo Underground material, too – which gives the album a very deep feel, even when the lyrics are more direct. Titles include "Family Thang", "Freak Rocker", "Prelevar", "Just Love", "Night Of The Hunter", "Claudio Cafe", and "Em Nove". CD