Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica, by Joe Lang – Jersey Reviews

By Joe Lang
For Econtros (AAM – 0712) Brazilian pianist/composer ANTONIO ADOLFO has composed nine pieces performed by the Rio-based big band ORQUESTRA ATLANTICA. Calling upon various Brazilian musical genres, Adolfo and arrangers Jessé Sadoc and Marcello Martins have created an exotic program of Adolfo originals plus the Miles Davis classic “Milestones.” Featuring the piano stylings of Adolfo, the big band plus guest artists give special life to the charts by Sadoc and Martins. The moods are constantly shifting, and the playing is consistently exciting. During many of the tunes, you will feel the urge to dance, but if you are just listening, you will find yourself involuntarily moving to the music. Other than “Milestones,” this will be new music to most listeners, but you will be pleased to welcome these new friends into your musical life. (www.antonioadolfomusic.com)