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Alma Brasileira

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1Cantiga de Cego (from Ciclo Nordestino No. 3) (Marlos Nobre)1:14
2Baião Malandro (Egberto Gismonti)4:33
3A lenda do caboclo (Heitor Villa-Lobos)3:23
4Jobiniana No. 1 (Sérgio Assad)5:07
5Capoeria (from Ciclo Nordestino No. 3) (Marlos Nobre)0:41
6Chôro de mãe (Wagner Tiso)5:58
7Série de arco (Hermeto Pascoal)3:48
8Toccata em ritmo de samba (Radamés Gnattali)3:15
9Alma Brasileira (Heitor Villa-Lobos)4:40
10Martelo (from Ciclo Nordestino No. 1) (Marlos Nobre)0:37
11Pixinguinha (from suite Retratos) (Radamés Gnattali)5:04
12Baião (from Suite Brasileira) (Sérgio Assad)3:48
13Praiana (from Ciclo Nordestino No. 2) (Marlos Nobre)1:39
14Frevo (Egberto Gismonti)2:49
15Cancão (from Suite Brasileira) (Sérgio Assad)3:50

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About this Album

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Sérgio and Odair Assad perform wide-ranging work from their native Brazil, which the Los Angeles Times calls “a fertile fusion nexus for guitarists.” Says Sérgio, “Some people call this jazz, some call it avant-garde, but the Brazilians just call it popular music.” Included are works by Villa-Lobos, Pascoal, and works by Sérgio himself.


Sérgio Assad, Odair Assad, guitars

Produced by Robert Hurwitz and Arthur Moorhead
Recorded November 1987 at Kruiskerk, Bergum, The Netherlands
Recording engineer: John Newton
Assistant engineer: Henk Jansen
Digital editing: E. Amelia Rogers and Henk Kooistra

Art direction and design: Steven Byram
Photographs by Michel Delsol
Photo treatment: Mark Malabrigo

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