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A Little Bit Of Brasil by Brazilian Trombone Ensemble

I've never considered the trombone particularly characteristic of Brazilian music, nor can I remember encountering a assemblage of six trombones outside a marching band, but in each case, I simply didn't know what I was missing.

The Brazilian Trombone Ensemble consists of a trombone sextet and a percussionist, and their arrangements on A Little Bit Of Brasil offer new insight both into the range of the instrument, particularly in combination, and of Brazilian music itself, with familiar tunes showing new dimensions in a new setting.

The album notes are written in Portuguese, a seal of authenticity, perhaps, but one from which I can glean little about the backgrounds and credentials of the players. I can only assume that they each have exemplary credits, because the demonstrate exemplary chops throughout the 13 tracks of the disc. An import disc featuring an unusual ensemble may seem like a risky choice, but unless you're allergic to brass, I can't imagine that A Little Bit Of Brasil will disappoint you.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Brazilian Trombone Ensemble
  • CD Title: A Little Bit Of Brasil
  • Genre: Latin Jazz / Latin Funk
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: CPC
  • Tracks: Brasil, De Volta Pro Aconchego, Mambo Jambo, Nao Vou Ficar, Tema Da Vitoria, Nemem Mulher, Se Eu Quiser Falar Com Deus, O Que E O Que E?, Andar Com Fe, Isto Aqulo O Que E?, Nos Bailes Davida, Samurai, Fiesta
  • Musicians: Sandoval de Oliveira, Roberto Angelo, Gilvando Pereira, Stanley Bernardo, Radegundis Feitosa, Renato Farias (trombones), Glauco Andreza (percussion)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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