ARTISTS

Albare,

Guitars

Guitarist and composer, Albare was born in Morocco and grew up in Israel and France. Although he joined at age 8 the Music Conservatory in his hometown in Israel for 2 years, his musical development was completely self-taught. These days, as Albare has lost his central vision faculties due to an genetic illness, his playing is completely by ear.

In 1972 Albare discovered the sound of Jobim while watching Marcel Camus’s cult film, Orpheus Negro. The haunting melodies and unique compositions left a profound impression on the young guitarist and inspired Albare to study and play the melodic style for which he is now known for.

1993 Albare launched his first album, Acid Love which was a smash hit #1 on the JJJ radio play list.

Albare Plays Jobim is his 6th collaboration with Phil Turcio, 5th with Joe Chindamo. It is his second collaboration with Antonio Sanchez and first with Ricardo Rodriguez.

Albare Plays Jobim is his 12th album and of his romantic exploration of Jobim’s enchanting melodies. Albare says:

“As Jobim was such an influence in my playing, I feel this album is overdue and I am now ready to express the intense beauty of these melodies to my own satisfaction.”

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Albare

Albare,

Guitars

Guitarist and composer, Albare was born in Morocco and grew up in Israel and France. Although he joined at age 8 the Music Conservatory in his hometown in Israel for 2 years, his musical development was completely self-taught. These days, as Albare has lost his central vision faculties due to an genetic illness, his playing is completely by ear.

In 1972 Albare discovered the sound of Jobim while watching Marcel Camus’s cult film, Orpheus Negro. The haunting melodies and unique compositions left a profound impression on the young guitarist and inspired Albare to study and play the melodic style for which he is now known for.

1993 Albare launched his first album, Acid Love which was a smas hit #1 on the JJJ radio play list.

Albare Plays Jobim is his 6th collaboration with Phil Turcio, 5th with Joe Chindamo. It is his second collaboration with Antonio Sanchez and first with Ricardo Rodriguez.

Albare plays Jobim is his 12th album and of his romantic exploration of Jobim’s enchanting melodies. Albare says:

“As Jobim was such an influence in my playing, I feel this album is overdue and I am now ready to express the intense beauty of these melodies to my own satisfaction.”

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Joe Chindamo,

Piano, string

arrangement and conductor

Joe Cindamo is routinely described as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, though his art transcends jazz. An enthralling musician, Joe has performed globally including the Umbria Jazz Festival, The Tokyo Dome and The Lincoln Centre in New York.

Joe has also won the MO award for Jazz Instrumental performer of the year twice, two BELL AWARDS for best album and the APRA award for best jazz composition of the year. His gifts have led him to composing ensembles including ACACIA Quartet, the Freshwater and Seraphim Trios, Sarah Curro, the Flinders Quartet, David Berlin and Wilma Smith and the Australian Chamber Orchestra 2.

Joe has recorded 60 film soundtracks, 23 CDs and collaborated with James Morrison, Ray Brown and the Brecker Brothers, Olivia Newton John and Sofie von Otter.

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Joe Chindamo,

Piano, string

arrangement and conductor

Joe Cindamo is routinely described as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, though his art transcends jazz. An enthralling musician, Joe has performed globally including the Umbria Jazz Festival, The Tokyo Dome and The Lincoln Centre in New York.

Joe has also won the MO award for Jazz Instrumental performer of the year twice, two BELL AWARDS for best album and the APRA award for best jazz composition of the year. His gifts have led him to composing ensembles including ACACIA Quartet, the Freshwater and Seraphim Trios, Sarah Curro, the Flinders Quartet, David Berlin and Wilma Smith and the Australian Chamber Orchestra 2.

Joe has recorded 60 film soundtracks, 23 CDs and collaborated with James Morrison, Ray Brown and the Brecker Brothers, Olivia Newton John and Sofie von Otter.

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Antonio Sanchez,

Drums

With a degree in classical piano from the National Conservatory in Mexico and a Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Studies from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, Antonio’s career was auspicious from the beginning.

Since, Antonio has become one of the most sought-after drummers in the international jazz scene Antonio has recorded and performed with many other most prominent artists like Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Charlie Haden.

In 2014 Sanchez popularity soared when he scored Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, fetching 4 Academy awards and for which Antonio won a Grammy award.

Currently recording as a leader and as a solo artist, Antonio music is often a protest against injustice and a tribute to the journey of immigrants.

To date Antonio has been awarded 5 Grammy’s, nominations for Golden Globe & Bafta Awards, wins for the World Soundtrack New Artist Discovery and Best Original Film Score Award.

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Antonio Sanchez,

Drums

With a degree in classical piano from the National Conservatory in Mexico and a Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Studies from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, Antonio’s career was auspicious from the beginning.

Since, Antonio has become one of the most sought-after drummers in the international jazz scene Antonio has recorded and performed with many other most prominent artists like Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Charlie Haden.

In 2014 Sanchez popularity soared when he scored Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, fetching 4 Academy awards and for which Antonio won a Grammy award.

Currently recording as a leader and as a solo artist, Antonio music is often a protest against injustice and a tribute to the journey of immigrants.

To date Antonio has been awarded 5 Grammy’s, nominations for Golden Globe & Bafta Awards, wins for the World Soundtrack New Artist Discovery and Best Original Film Score Award.

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Ricardo “Ricky” Rodriquez,

Bass

Hailing from Puerto Rico, Ricardo “Ricky” Rodriquez formed an affinity with music as a classically trained bass musician, having studied a Bachelor of Music in Classical Bass Performance at the Conservatory of Music, Puerto Rico.

Drawn to New York City in 2005 and under excellent tutelage, Ricky began taking his innate musical ability in an experimental direction, jazz. Very quickly Ricky’s love for jazz amplified and he soon began performing with revered jazz musicians and Latin jazz luminaries: David Sánchez Quartet, Branford Marsalis and The Arturro O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Ricky has played on many award-winning albums and has performed at acclaimed jazz festivals around the world. Ricky considers himself privileged to have performed live with some of the true giants of Latin jazz including: Ray Barretto, Endel Dueño, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Jerry González.

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Ricardo “Ricky” Rodriquez,

Bass

Hailing from Puerto Rico, Ricardo “Ricky” Rodriquez formed an affinity with music as a classically trained bass musician, having studied a Bachelor of Music in Classical Bass Performance at the Conservatory of Music, Puerto Rico.

Drawn to New York City in 2005 and under excellent tutelage, Ricky began taking his innate musical ability in an experimental direction, jazz. Very quickly Ricky’s love for jazz amplified and he soon began performing with revered jazz musicians and Latin jazz luminaries: David Sánchez Quartet, Branford Marsalis and The Arturro O’ Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Ricky has played on many award-winning albums and has performed at acclaimed jazz festivals around the world. Ricky considers himself privileged to have performed live with some of the true giants of Latin jazz including: Ray Barretto, Endel Dueño, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Jerry González.

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Phil Turcio,

Producer

Born into a musical family, it was no surprise that Phil Turcio promptly established himself as one of Australia’s finest all-round musicians. From composing music for the Sydney Olympics in 2000, to television themes and playing with international artists.  Phil’s flexibility as a musician keeps him in constant demand.

Phil has worked with both local and international artists as a pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer and has penned hits for Australian Idols and icons alike. His list of credits includes Hugh Jackman, Olivia Newton-John, K.D. Lang, John Farnham, Guy Sebastian, Jimmy Barnes, Vanessa Amorosi, Jessica Mauboy and others.

Over the years, Phil has worked on many Australian television shows including Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Australia’s Got Talent, Carols by Candlelight, and In Melbourne Tonight, to name a few.

Phil and his band ‘Hemispheres’ were nominated for a Grammy in 2008, for Best New Contemporary Jazz Group.

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Phil Turcio,

Producer

Born into a musical family, it was no surprise that Phil Turcio promptly established himself as one of Australia’s finest all-round musicians. From composing music for the Sydney Olympics in 2000, to television themes and playing with international artists, Phil’s flexibility as a musician keeps him in constant demand.

Phil has worked with both local and international artists as a pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer and has penned hits for Australian Idols and icons alike. His list of credits includes Hugh Jackman, Olivia Newton-John, K.D. Lang, John Farnham, Guy Sebastian, Jimmy Barnes, Vanessa Amorosi, Jessica Mauboy and others.

Over the years, Phil has worked on many Australian television shows including Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Australia’s Got Talent, Carols by Candlelight, and In Melbourne Tonight, to name a few.

Phil and his band ‘Hemispheres’ were nominated for a Grammy in 2008, for Best New Contemporary Jazz Group.

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TRIBUTE TO

Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antônio Carlos Jobim was born in Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro on the 25 January 1927. He was gifted a piano by his stepfather and he taught himself how to play it. When Jobim was fourteen years old, he started receiving formal training in music from Hans-Joachim Koellreutter, the famous composer and leader of the Musica Nova group. Jobim started off his career by contributing to various groups, and he significantly, wrote the soundtrack for the academy award winning film ‘Black Orpheus’ in 1959.

Attributed as the creator of the Bossa Nova movement, Jobim also worked with jazz musicians from America, including Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz, with whom he released highly successful albums.

One album won three Grammy Awards in 1965, including the highly coveted Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Previously, Jobim had also released albums in collaboration with Edu Lobo, Frank Sinatra, and Miucha.

Antônio Carlos Jobim died on 8 December 1994 and he is remembered for creation of the Bossa Nova genre, in addition to his techniques in harmony and chord structure that ultimately became common practice in jazz music.

His sheer impact on Brazilian music was so significant that Rio named its own airport after him.

TRACKS

1.
One Note Samba
2.
Corcovado
3.
Chega De Saudade
4.
Orfeus Negro
5.
Desafinado
6.
Água de Beber
7.
Double Rainbow
8.
Águas de Março
9.
Wave
10.
Brazil

LISTEN

PRESS

Intense Melodic jazz guitar beauty Albare – Albare Plays Jobim

Intense melodic jazz guitar beauty Albare – ALBARE PLAYS JOBIM: It’s been a while since I reviewed Albare’s Intense melodic jazz guitar beauty on his “Only Human” album… his new release is welcome here (as are any of his albums, to be sure).  If you’re a true jazz guitar lover, you’ll definitely want to SUBSCRIBE to Albare’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find many more videos/albums.