Finas Misturas, by Midwest Record

ANTONIO ADOLFO/Finas Misturas: Mixing his own originals with original takes on jazz classics, this Brazilian jazz vet/pro serves up a sum total of what 40 years worth of chops are about. A distinctly Brazilian jazz piano outing that doesn’t rely on samba or bossa, Adolfo has crafted a listening session that swings nicely without being wan and feels like summer just before it breaks wide open. A Brazilian national treasure that needs more love on this side of the Equator, he plays with the vigor and style of a player half his age and has yet to drop a disappointing session on these shores. A lovely date that you should either check out or miss at your own peril.
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher