Sunday, December 25, 2011

Howard Alden Plays Jacob do Bandolim, Live

Several jazz musicians have been attracted by Brazilian music styles like the samba and the bossa nova, recently the Brazilian choro has also found followers among established performers of American jazz. Here we can document the inspiration drawn from choro by inserting a couple of video fragments from a jazz concert earlier this year. The well known jazzguitarist Howard Alden and his ensemble including Duke Heitger, trumpet; Dan Barrett, trombone; Dan Block, Scott Robinson, reeds; Jon Burr, bass; Pete Siers, drums, devoted a part of their live performance to music by Jacob do Bandolim. - Here is first a trio version of Jacob's "Simplicidade"

Next video features full ensemble playing Jacob's "Benzinho"

Duke Heitger, trumpet, is featured soloist on "Mighalas de amor"

The set devoted to Jacob do Bandolim closes with an ensemble version of "Assanhado"

A Merry Christmas - Feliz Natal! to readers and followers of this blog.