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Torcuato Mariano – So Far From Home

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grown up in Brazil Torcuato Mariano started his music studies at early age of 14. In Brazil he toured as guitarist with Sergio Mendez, Ivan Lins. He also played and recorded with singers Djavan, Gal Costa and saxophonist Leo Gandelman.

His debut album Paradise Station was released on Windham Hill in 1994. His further albums are Last Look (1995), Diary (2004) and Lift Me Up (2005). The hiatus is explained by the fact that he retreated behind the scenes as A&R director of EMI Brazil, where he stayed until 2002.

His contemporary restart So Far From Home (2009) is launched on America’s hottest independent label NuGroove Music. Joined by top-notch musicians Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Neil Stubenhaus (bass), Davi Feldman (piano) and many more this album is doomed to success. Torcuato composed all songs with the exception of Tell Me Your Dreams which he co-wrote with Andre Vasconcelos.

Torcuato Mariano introduces into his album with the title song So Far from Home. His passionate style of acoustic guitar performance showcases his unique charisma and personality. Marquinhos “O Socio”‘s shimmering vocals deliver flavors of Pat Metheny’s music.

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