Finas Misturas, by Music Zoom, Italia

The Brazilian pianist Antonio Adolfo has a profound knowledge of the music of his homeland and a lot of expertise and technical prowess shows us how to deal with the standards written by the jazz greats and make them original just because facts proprii from another culture, in that process globalization that involves music. In between there are, of course, his own compositions, inspired them well to the rhythms of his homeland. There are Giant Steps and Naima John Coltrane, with Alma Dizzy Gillespie, Memories of Tomorrow Keith Jarrett, Crystal Silence Chick Corea and Time Remembered Bill Evans. Well, more than these great composers and musicians you listen to the group of Adolfo, who using exotic Brazilian rhythms, not only the most famous, it gives that little extra that makes the music special. For example Naima with l’assolo of flute Marcelo Martins , or Con Alma leaking air bebop and becomes a bossa nova. Along with this beautiful guitar Leo Amuedo a fusion-looking and appealing little to the right point and drummer Rafael Barata give that special look, the look less orthodox, suspended between Pat Metheny and unique rhythms. That’s how the album finds its sincere and original size, without going to empty the search for an identity that Americans would be close to the Brazilian musicians. Still I have to remember Jorge Helder on bass and Claudio Spiewak on acoustic guitar, even their well tuned to the project, excellent representative of a jazz Made in Brasil which has now bought its own aspect.