Ricardo Silveira Performing Outro Rio

by chipboaz on May 24, 2017

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Today’s video feature includes a live performance from Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira. Originally taken with bossa nova, samba, and the music of carnival, Silveira began his love for the guitar as a young person in Brazil. Hoping to build his jazz skills, Silveira traveled to the United States and studied at The Berklee College Of Music before finding his way to New York. The guitarist played with a number of top notch jazz musicians in the Big Apple – most notably Herbie Mann – before finding his way back to Brazil. Bringing home a defined set of instrumental skills and a wealth of performance experience, Silveira found extensive work as a recording musician. This led to some fruitful collaborations with well-known Brazilian Jazz musicians, such as Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento. These days, Silveira has spent the majority of his time focusing on his career as a solo artist, producing a number of outstanding albums.

The latest release from Silveira, Simbora, finds him in a trio setting, highlighting his tasteful guitar playing. The sparse setting really exposes the range and depth of Silveira’s playing, delivering everything from strong jazz lines to lush chordal textures. Silveira has some impressive collaborators on this album too, playing alongside bassist Guto Wirtti and drummer Thiago “Big” Rabello, who provide inspired accompaniment that walks between jazz freedom and traditional Brazilian grooves. The compositions include a number of great original tunes from Silveira, some catchy and some introspective. It’s a great reflection of Silveira’s musicianship at this point, as well as an entertaining and intriguing listen. Check out Simbora, it’s a fantastic album full of deep musicianship from Silveira; in the meantime, here’s a clip of Silveira playing a song that can be found on Simbora – Outro Rio – this time with a quartet. Enjoy!

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