On ENCONTROS [AAM 0712] pianist ANTONIO ADOLFO enlists Orquestra Atlantica, a Brazilian jazz orchestra. The 10 tracks [53:02] are all Adolfo originals except for “Milestones”, which is given an effective hurry-up, I’m-late arrangement. This band is not solo heavy, there are capable solos and soloists but it is
the arrangements of Jessé Sadoc and Marcelo Martins that really carry Adolfo’s music which incorporates various Brazilian forms such as samba, frevo, bossa and the like. Very listenable and likeable.