Robert Kyle Celebrates the Bossa Nova With "Bossalicious"
Saxophonist/flutist Robert Kyle and friends celebrate the 50th anniversary of the deliciously elegant Bossa Nova with "Bossalicious, " their latest release of Brazilian music! This collection features instrumental Bossa Novas and Brazilian Jazz classics from the pens of Brazilian masters Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ary Barrosso, Dori Caymmi, Edu Lobo, Guinga and more, including music from the classic 1959 film "Orpheu Negro" (Black Orpheus) which helped opened the world's ears to Brazilian music.
"Brazilian music is elegant, classy and totally infectious. It has everything I love in music, gorgeous melodies, rich and sophisticated harmony, subtlety, and of course those sultry and hypnotic rhythms..." says Kyle. "Bossalicious" is his 7th release on the Dark Delishious Music label.
Joining Robert on this "Bossalicious" journey are native Brazilians Roberto Montero on acoustic guitar and vocals, percussionist Cristiano Novelli and American percussionist Ami Molinelli. Like many Americans, Kyle discovered the magical music of Brazil via Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Tom Jobim and Astrud Gilberto with their seminal recordings of "The Girl from Ipanema, " "Corcovado" and other Bossa Nova gems from the early 1960s, and he's been enchanted with it ever since. On this CD, he's making the recording that he has wanted to make for a really long time. Kyle continues, "This music has a sophisticated simplicity that I treasure more and more over time. What makes this particular CD unique is the instrumentation, which features acoustic guitar and TWO percussionists, with one of the percussionists functioning as a bass player by playing a drum with a low tone. This gives the music a very unique texture and lots of space for me to float over and explore all of those delicious melodies that are so well suited for the saxophone and flute." The sparse and lovely wordless vocals provided by Roberto Montero are used as an additional instrument, adding yet another texture to the sonic palette of this delightful recording.
"It's an exciting time to be making music, there are so many opportunities for independent artists to connect to the public internationally via the internet, and the music world has really become so much more connected through sites like MySpace, " says Kyle.
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