Saturday, January 31, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke

Artist:Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke
Song:Sword Of Whispers
Album:Live At JazzBaltica

Trio Da Paz are three Brazilian jazz musicians who got together after all three moved to the US. Drummer Duduka da Fonseca moved to the US in 1975 and played in groups like The Brazilian Express and New York Samba Band. Guitarist Romero Lobambo and bassist Nilson Matta both moved to New York City in 1985. All three guys worked as sidemen. Matta was in Don Pullen's band for three years. They formed Trio Da Paz in 1986 and they played New York clubs until they got the opportunity to record in 1992 with special guests Herbie Mann and Joanne Brackeen. They also recorded with Kenny Barron in 2004. This 2008 CD was recorded with vibraphonist Joe Locke at the 2007 JazzBaltica Festival in Germany. Locke wrote Sword Of Whispers and first recorded it with marimba master Christos Rafalides on the 2005 CD Van Gogh By Numbers and then the 2007 CD Sticks & Strings. Fans of Brazilian jazz will want to check out Trio Da Paz. Though Live At JazzBaltica is their latest CD, Trio Da Paz still tour the jazz festival circuit each summer. And all three guys lead their own bands and are jazz educators. Lobambo is currently touring with the Assad Brothers. Matta is teaching Samba Meets Jazz Workshops in New York City. And da Fonseca is leading his own quartet. They are all great musicians. Here's Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke performing Sword Of Whispers at the 2007 JazzBaltica Festival in Germany.

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