Archive for February 3rd, 2021

Al Daniels – Brasiliana

Brasiliana – of or pertaining to mostly all things Brazilian. The music contained on this disk is not exclusively Brazilian in style and rhythms. There are selections that have variations of Brazilian styles and borrowed elements from other Latin American tempos and rhythms, as well as Jazz. But as the title suggests this album is about ‘mostly all things Brazilian.’ You will most definitely hear Sambas and Bossa Nova!

Ever since his early piano days of learning the requisite Jazz tunes, Al Daniels have been drawn to the music of Brazil, in all forms. But especially Sambas and Bossa Nova. The lilting rhythms and gentle guitar backgrounds were irresistible foundations for the melodies of Jobim, BolaSete, and Sergio Mendez. They were the models for the musical expressions you hear in these tunes. And, it is his hope that the listener will find in these tracks a unique approach to this category of Latin Jazz. This project began in January 2017 at Dennis Moody’s Studio, Los Angeles, California with the help of musicians and technical assistants to whom Al owe his sincerest gratitude.

Buy the album at Al Daniels’ website.