Helio Alves Quartet Fri. & Sat. February 7 & 8 at Kitano
Helio Alves Quartet Fri. & Sat. February 7 & 8 at Kitano. Featuring Helio Alves - piano, Ben Allison - bass, Alex Kautz - drums, Rogerio Boccato - percussion. Jazz at Kitano (66 Park Ave, NYC (@38 St.).
"[Alves has] subtlety, musicianship and extraordinary improvisational facility..." "...outstanding capabilities as a melodic improviser..."
Robert L. Doerschuk, DownBeat Magazine
"Alves plays with a gravity and a stylistic flair that's truly impressive."
Phillip Van Vleck, Billboard Magazine
"Alves executes his feats with unhurried grace, even at very fast tempos. There is an aptitude that, if not exclusive of Brazil, has reached its highest expression there: the communication of a subtle energy embodying a life- affirming message that life is transitory."
Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times Magazine
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