CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Constelacao

CD (Item 613448) Motema, 2012 — Condition: New Copy
Out Of Stock

CD


4.70 5

A great blend of Brazilian roots and piano jazz – played here by a trio that's all-solid, all the way through – serving up some really wonderful music that never relies on bossa cliches, or any sort of tricks and gimmicks! Instead, there's a really rich mixing of modes – one that's so deep down, it comes through with its own fresh flavor out on the top – thanks to magically fluid work from the trio of Helio Alves on piano, Nilson Matta on bass, and Duduka Da Fonseca on drums! There's plenty of sets out there that boast titles and concepts like this one – but trust us when we say that this trio's really head and shoulders above most of the rest. Titles include "Embalo", "O Cantador", "Cosntelacao", "O Boto", "Luiza", "Bolivia", "Isabella", and "Quebra Pedra".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
New Song
Motema, 2014. New Copy
Soaring spiritual sounds from bassis Omer Avital – a musician we love more and more with each new record, and one who only seems to be honing his vision even more strongly over recent years! The material is all original by Avital – performed by a core quintet that features sparkling ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Motema, 2014. New Copy
One of the greatest groups going in recent years – a strong revival of key soulful jazz talents from previous years, all working under the leadership of trumpeter David Weiss – who's really helped them come together and find a whole new sort of energy! The lineup features tremendous ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Flash Forward
Motema, 2014. New Copy
Michael Carvin flashes backwards here – using a quartet of young talent to make magic with a host of older jazz standards – but all at a level that really reflects the freshness of his music in recent years! Carvin's been a favorite of ours for decades, but it seems as if his recent ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Motema, 2013. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to the late, great Abbey Lincoln – served up on a host of solo piano performances by Marc Cary – mostly of tunes penned by Lincoln herself, but also featuring a few originals as well! There's a rich, vibrant feel to the record – a quality that strikes us ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Motema, 2013. New Copy
A vivid large ensemble work from bassist Rufus Reid – penned in dedication to artist/activist Elizabeth Catlett, and featuring a bolder range of sounds than you're likely to hear from some of Reid's more intimate recordings! The core quartet features Rufus on bass, Steve Allee on piano, Vic ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
When Words Fail
Motema, 2014. New Copy
David Weiss is one of the hippest leaders around these days – a great player and a hell of a writer, but most importantly an artist who really knows how to choose the right musicians for his group! Weiss has often evoked the best modern moments of the 60s with previous projects – and ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Motema, 2013. New Copy
Maybe the greatest album we've ever heard from bassist Nilson Matta – a set that mixes Brazilian jazz modes with a much more complex approach – all in a style that offers up a really rich reworking of the famous soundtrack to the film Black Orpheus! The original score by Antonio Carlos ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Transcendence
Motema, 2013. New Copy
A compelling conception from drummer Jaimeo Brown – a set that mixes the jazz performance of his trio with inspiration from older gospel music – in particular the famous work of the Gee's Bend Singers, who are sampled here on a number of tracks! About half the record draws vocals from ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Pedrito Martinez Group
Motema, 2013. New Copy
Pedrito Martinez has a mighty cooking combo on this set – only a quartet, but a group that's more than strong enough to serve up some plenty powerful Latin jazz rhythms – which are then augmented by help from a host of famous guest stars! Pedrito's percussion is at the core of every ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Umbo Weti – A Tribute To Leon Thomas
Motema, 2008. New Copy 2CD
A beautiful tribute to the greatness of Leon Thomas – put together by one of the few cats who could get it right! Given that Babatunde Lea's other music already takes us back to the days when Thomas sang with Pharoah Sanders – his leadership on a date like this is a natural – as ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tabu (UK), 1978. New Copy
An ambitious set of funky jazz tunes from Lalo Schifrin – cut in the clubby style of some of his later CTI work, but also done with some interesting instrumental flourishes from track to track – which gives the album some of the depth of his soundtrack work of the 70s! The album's got ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tabu (UK), 1979. New Copy
A sweet set of fusiony soul from Lalo Schifrin – a great little record that's almost better than most of his other late 70s efforts, including some of his soundtrack work! The album's in the same territory that Quincy Jones was hitting at the time – at its core, a set of funky electric ... CD
 



Top