Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trio da Paz - Al finds Peace thru Jazz

Submitted by Al Kanovsky, 10/17/12

A line in a song says "Tuesday is just as bad". Not this Tuesday. Trio da Paz was at Guzman Hall at the Frost School. I first heard them on a CD I bought (really) back in the 90's. The trio was joined by Herbie Mann on flutes and his son in the chorus. The album "Black Orpheus"  remains one of my top ten as does the original film. Roberto Lubumbo(guitar) Nilson Matta(bass) and Duduka da Fonseca(drums) have been together as a band since 1990. The performance----dynamic? hypnotic? sensitive? sensual?---all four would be correct terms but it would have to be one word to truly convey how their music could be properly described. They are all accomplished songwriters and did their own compositions as well as some Brazilian standards. Shelley Berg introduced them and also gave an award to American Airlines for being an outstanding sponsor of Festival Miami. Trio da Paz is now based in NY and I asked them to keep me posted as to their future bookings. I will let you guys know. If you have the chance to hear them, do not, I say DO NOT, pass it up. Tappin' Clappin and missin' Flo

*Publisher's Note* 
Festival Miami, of which this show was a part of, continues through November 4, 2012. More info and daily updates at: Miami .

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