Brasil PRD+ (Pandeiro Repique Duo Mais) Playing Vivo Grilo & Bora Bira

by chipboaz on February 16, 2017

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While we often picture congas, bongo, and timbales as the percussion instruments associated with Latin Jazz, it’s important to remember that Brazilian music has a whole different set of instruments. There can certainly be crossover – it’s not impossible to imagine that you might see congas on stage in a Brazilian Jazz setting. Still, samba brings a wide variety of unique percussion instruments into the mix. The surdo, pandeiro, repique, and tamborim are powerful instrument that create a powerful groove in the right hands.

We’ve got some of those hands in today’s video feature as Brasil PRD+ (Pandeiro Repique Duo Mais) performs a collection of songs. As you might imagine, the music is percussion heavy, with the group transitioning between a variety of grooves. In fact, the only non-percussion instruments belong to two woodwind players, who cover both flutes and saxophones. The virtuosity is pretty impressive throughout the performance, with an attention grabbing display of tamborim work from Guilherme Oliveira and Gustavo Oliveira at the beginning of the video. It’s a whirlwind display of the potential behind Brazilian percussion that will stay in your brain long after the end of the video!

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Check out recent Latin Jazz videos:
Dizzy Gillespie Performing Tin Tin Deo With An All Star Band
Arturo Sandoval Big Band Performing Funky Cha Cha
Flora Purim And Airto Moriera Live
Luis Perdomo Trio Performing Nomads
Jerry Gonzalez And The Fort Apache Band Performing Ron Carter’s 81

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