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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Brazilian Festival

    Posted on September 29th, 2014 in Concerts

    The late Moacir Santos’ work illuminated the soul of Brazil, creating a truly national music, which has been recorded extensively by hundreds of artists. Melding Afro-Latin influences with improvisation and jazz harmony helped make Santos a genuinely original voice in Brazilian music. Santos was orphaned at an early age, and taken in by a family who helped him take music lessons. He continued to learn the music of Brazil throughout his formative years, garnering an encyclopedic musical knowledge. compositions.

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  • Wynton plays in Moacir Santos’ new CD

    Posted on November 14th, 2005 in Music | 1

    Moacir Santos, born to a poor family in Pernambuco (northeastern Brazil, ) is regarded as a walking encyclopedia in the realm of Brazilian instrumental music.
    His new album, entitled Choros and Alegria, counts with the participation of Wynton, who taking opportunity of a concert he would give in São Paulo, insisted in participating of the recording of Choros & Alegria.

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