LOVE COLE PORTER, by Featured albums – DownBeat

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Multi Latin Grammy and Grammy nominee pianist, composer and arranger Antonio Adolfo presents his newest album, Love Cole Porter.

On Love Cole Porter, Antonio Adolfo offers his unique Brazilian-flavored takes on the Great American Songbook’s most beloved Composer.

“It’s as if Cole Porter’s music descended on my heart and musical soul today, bringing that image of the 50’s and 60’s to my present musical moment.” –Antonio Adolfo

with
Antonio Adolfo (piano)
Jessé Sadoc (trumpet)
Danilo Sinna (alto sax)
Marcelo Martins (tenor and soprano saxes and flute)
Rafael Rocha (trombone)
Lula Galvão (guitar)
Jorge Helder (bass)
Rafael Barata (drums and percussion)
Dada Costa (percussion).

ARRANGED AND PRODUCED BY ANTONIO ADOLFO

There is more to Brazilian jazz than samba and bossa. There is also a myriad of other styles, like toada, ijexá, frevo, quadrilha, partido alto, among others, which are not well represented in Brazilian jazz. Adolfo explains, “I started out by experimenting with different Cole Porter tunes on the piano, trying out different styles of Brazilian music. It took a while to bring them into my musical world and ideas.”

Although Cole Porter’s music has been performed and recorded by hundreds of musicians over the years, Adolfo’s gorgeous re-harmonizations and the splendid musicianship by the entire band make Love Cole Porter a stunning addition to both the Cole Porter oeuvre and Adolfo’s extensive discography.