Antonio Adolfo is one of the leading pianists, composers and arrangers from Brazil, a country teeming with talent of all genres. They met with the singer and composer Milton Nascimento in 1967 at the International Song Festival in Rio de Janeiro, in which both took part. After 50 years of friendship, Antonio dedicates BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento to his friend.
“His compositions break traditional harmonies and rhythms with modalism and strange moves – spontaneously, intuitively and naturally,” says Adolfo. I have worked on this project for six months, collecting its rich repertoire and adding my jazz vocabulary. After going through more than thirty songs and choosing nine, I once again came to the conclusion that he is the most modern composer.
Jesse Sadoc trumpet
Marcelo Martins flute, tenor sax
Danilo Sinna alto sax
Rafael Rocha trombone
Claudio Spiewak, Lula Galvão, Leonardo Amuedo guitar
Jorge Helder, Andre Vasconcellos bass
Rafael Barata drums
Dada Costa perc