The brazilian hits revisited in a intimate feeling of chamber music
Among several musical styles developed in Brazil, samba is the one that best represents the vast cultural diversity of this country. The perfect mix of African, European and Brazilian Native influences, brought to us this rhythm and a musical wave full of charm, sensuality, melodic grace and harmonic sophistication, which serves music lovers either for dancing purposes or just for listening and spiritual delighting.
After the great composer Heitor Villa Lobos, the cello has become one of Brazil’s musical icons. Its mellow and romantic tone, the human voice quality of its sound, its flexibility between pure poetry and funky articulations, made this European instrument assume a very Brazilian identity. The cello has been loved and used as a particular expression path by great Brazilian composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, and Caetano Veloso, among many others.
Brazilian cellist, composer, arranger and producer Jaques Morelenbaum is blending together all this elements and bringing us a panoramic view of the development of samba, since its roots till nowadays, playing compositions by Noel Rosa, Ary Barroso, Dorival Caymmi, Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, João Donato, as well as works by Brazilian new generations like Carlinhos Brown, Davi Moraes, Luizão Paiva and his original compositions.
Jaques Morelenbaum, with his Cello Samba Trio, presents samba with an intimate feeling of chamber music, along with two great talents from Brazil: Lula Galvão on acoustic guitar and Rafael Barata on percussion.