Moacir Santos, whose two recent Adventure Music releases, "Ouro Negro" and "Choros & Alegria," have earned considerable acclaim from such respected media outlets as the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines, has just been awarded the prestigious Shell Music Award for 2006 in his homeland of Brazil. The jury, which was composed of journalists from O Globo and the Folha de Sao Paulo and three musicians Vittor Santos, Herminio Bello de Carvalho, an
Los Angeles-based creative jazz label Cryptogramophone Records announces exciting new autumn releases from guitarist Nels Cline and pianist Myra Melford. Nels Cline’s "New Monastery" is Cline’s interpretation of the music of Andrew Hill, and Myra Melford’s "The Image of Your Body" features trumpeter Cuong Vu and guitarist Brandon Fields.
Nels Cline is one of the most versatile, imaginative and original guitarists active today. Combining breath-taking technique with an infor
"Symphonic Jobim," Adventure Music’s two CD set featuring the orchestral music of legendary Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, has been nominated as Best Classical Crossover Album.
"Symphonic Jobim" was produced by Jobim’s son Paulo and legendary arranger and composer Mario Adnet, and features arrangements by Jobim himself, as well as by Claus Ogerman, Nelson Riddle, Eumir Deodato, Dori Caymmi and both producers. The live recording, performed by members of the Orquestra Si