CD Tropical Infinito, by Herb Young – IAJRC

Antonio Adolfo
Tropical Infinito
Antonio Adolfo (p) Jesse Sadoc (tp, flgh) Marcelo Martins (ts, ss) Serginho
Trombone (v-tb) Leo Amuedo (acoustic g-trks 1, 3, 8) Claudio Spievak (el-g)
Jorge Helder (b) Rafael Barata (d, perc) Andre Siqueira (perc). Hollywood, FL
(no date given)
Killer Joe/Whisper Not/Cascavel (Rattle Snake)/Yolanda, Yolanda/Stolen
Moments/Song For My Father/Partido Leve (light partido alto samba)/All
The Things You Are/Luar Da Bahia (Moon Over Bahia). TT 52:06
The initial interest to listen to this recording was the tunes
such as Killer Joe, Whisper Not, Stolen Moments and a real
favorite of this reviewer, Song For My Father. Also the Kern and
Hammerstein classic, All the Things You Are, adds to this interest.
Now to have them performed with a Brazilian (samba) rhythm
was a unique experience. The balance of the program, four tunes,
are originals from Adolfo and build off of Brazilian traditions.
One really appreciates a compact disc of this nature.
All the performers are Brazilians and nearly all from or near Rio de
Adolfo began his musical studies at age seven. His mother was a violinist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. He turned professional at age 17.
Antonio has worked in Europe, North and South America. He studied with the famed Nadia Boulanger in Paris. What is said about him as far as when each started to study music, all did it at an early age. While some did not wonder far from home, they have been very successful in their native land.