Thirty years in, Trio Da Paz is still making memorable experiments within Brazilian samba and bossa nova. Their seventh CD, and first for Zoho Music, is a melting pot of cultural influences, from gypsy jazz and bebop to third stream and free improvisation. The sounds they get from just guitar, bass and drums are, in a word, magic.
Pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator, Antonio Adolfo, has spent the better part of his 68 years writing film scores in his native Brazil. His songs have been recorded by Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Earl Klugh, Herb Alpert and dozens of others. On 'Tema,' he's tapped into the rich cultural legacy of his native Brazil...but with a difference. This time it's all his own songs.
The Oscar- and Palme d'Or-winning 1959 film introduced the world to Bossa Nova as it remade the ancient Greek love story.