Rio, Choro, Jazz…, by MidWest Records

ANTONIO ADOLFO/Rio, Choro, Jazz…: The Brazilian music power house takes a trip down memory lane to pay tribute to Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth who’s most recent composition was written in 1912. Making the basis for choro sound modern and contemporary, this might have started out as a labor of love but in the end, nothing about this feels labored. Making the music contemporary and his own, piano man Adolfo once again shows why he’s a national treasure in Brazil and should be as justly appreciated everywhere. Tasty stuff that opens world beat ears a little farther in a most delightful way. First class throughout.