Grammy-Nominated Brazilian Guitarist Ricardo Silveira Releases "SOLO"
Renowned Brazilian guitarist RICARDO SILVEIRA is releasing his first solo album, aptly titled SOLO (April 16, 2021, Moondo Music LLC). Silveira is a prolific recording and performing artist in both Brazil and the United States. He has worked with a Who's Who of legendary Brazilian artists, and he has recorded over a dozen albums as a leader or co-leader. He has also appeared on numerous CDs as a sideman for other artists, including Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, Wayne Shorter, Gilberto Gil, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco, Gregg Karukas, Marcos Ariel, Diana Ross, Vanessa Williams, and others.
SOLO is an atmospheric, romantic album that pairs well with a glass of wine on a balmy night. JazzTimes Magazine has said, "Silveira chooses each note carefully, and his compositions are wonderfully detailed yet understated." Silveira included six of his original tunes, all of which he recorded on previous albums but re-imagined here for solo guitar, as well as songs by great Brazilian composers Marcos Valle & Paulo Sergio Valle, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Johnny Alf, as well as a gorgeous rendition of Rodgers & Hart's "My Romance."
Silveira's music is graceful, and his style is straight-ahead, contemporary, and audience friendly. Although Latin jazz and Brazilian flavors are sprinkled throughout this album, the music is reflective and airy while still maintaining its groove-based roots.
1. Rio Texas
2. Preciso Aprender A Ser So
3. That Day in Tahiti
4. Tango Carioca
7. My Romance
8. Zingaro/Retrato em Branco e Preto
9. Noite Clara
10. Eu e Brisa
11. Amazon Secrets
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