During the early 1960s - at age 17 to be exact, when I became a professional musician - most jazz recordings by the major artists included horns. These albums influenced me and an entire generation of Brazilian Jazz and Bossa musicians. Only one or two music stores in Rio imported the newly released American jazz LPs and I remember scrambling to be the first to buy those albums. Then I would call my musician friends to come to my house to listen to Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Horace Silver, Oliver Nelson, and others, to learn the jazz vocabulary from the masters.
During the last decade I have been trying to express myself through a variety of albums, what I hadn’t been able to do in previous years, mainly due to the time dedicated to an intense teaching career. And now, the time is right to show off my new octet with three horns (trumpet/flugel, saxophone and trombone) performing a selection of pieces by some of the master composers, mixed with some of my original tunes that compile the set list of this new album.
01 - Killer Joe (Benny Golson) – 5:18
02 - Whisper Not (Benny Golson) – 5:03
03 - Cascavel - Rattle Snake (Antonio Adolfo) – 4:32
04 - Yolanda, Yolanda (Antonio Adolfo) – 5:26
05 - Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson) – 5:37
06 - Song For My Father (Horace Silver) – 6:27
07 - Partido Leve Light - Partido Alto Samba (Antonio Adolfo) – 6:48
08 - All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein) – 6:23
09 - Luar Da Bahia - Moon Over Bahia (Antonio Adolfo) – 6:25
Piano And Arrangements: Antonio Adolfo
Trumpet And Flugelhorn *(4,7,8,9): Jessé Sadoc
Tenos Sax And Soprano Sax *(4,9): Marcelo Martins
Trombone: Serginho Trombone
Electric Guitar: Leo Amuedo
Double Bass: Jorge Helder
Drums: Rafael Barata
Percussion: André Siqueira And Rafael Barata
Acoustic Guitar * (tracks 1, 3, 8): Claudio Spiewak
Engineers, Studios, Cover design, etc...
Production: Antonio Adolfo / Recording Engineer: Roger Freret / Second Recording Engineer: Leo Alcântara (Visom Digital Studios – Rio – BR) / Mixing: Claudio Spiewak (C L Audio – Hollywood, FL – US) / Mastering: Ron McMaster (Capitol Mastering, CA – US) / Cover Design: Julia Liberati / Illustration: Bruno Liberati / Antonio Adolfo’s photo: Paul Constantinides / Special Thanks: Ron Weber, Gabe O’Meara, Paul Constantinides / Copyright by Antonio Adolfo Music. All Rights Reserved.
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