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Greg Fishman and Paulinho Garcia: Two for Brazil Plays the Standards

Greg Fishman and Paulinho Garcia: Two for Brazil Plays the Standards

On this session one of Chicago's favorite duos continues implementing their multi-CD master plan with their third recording and gives us a huge 16 tune set of standards, jazz standards, and a couple of bossa novas for good measure.

Paulinho continues to enthrall us with his acoustic guitar and luxurious voice, in English on this set, not Portuguese. He is Chicago's brasileiro but on this CD he transcends the language barrier and becomes a troubadour of American songs. The samba is still present but his vocals bring new ownership to the well-known "Tis Autumn," "Round Midnight," "Angel Eyes," "Thanks for the Memory," "Mam'selle" and many more. Then he grooves and scats on Clifford Brown's "Daahoud!" He is also the entire rhythm section. His acoustic guitar maintains the groove of bass and drums and covers the harmonic role.

Greg Fishman is one of Chicago's best musicians and great tenor sax soloists. It's obvious that Stan Getz lives in Greg's style but so does the lyricism of Joe Henderson and the good taste of the countless tenors of our lifetime. He also plays great flute, you really don't know which horn is his preference. Apart from his solid playing he has also shared his experience via two published books of Stan Getz solos. His role in Two for Brazil will be studied in music schools as one of the finest examples of counterpoint, accompaniment and solos.

Over the last year Greg and Paulinho have traveled the ends of the earth performing their music, from Europe to the Far East (listen for their recall of nights in Singapore in "...Memory"). Check this out, become part of their worldwide fan club and enjoy Greg and Paulinho while they are still in town! [also see Jazz at sea, alive and well]—MV

Available via www.twoforbrazil.com

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