Bossa Nova 60 anos
2019 witnessed the disappearance of one of the biggest names in Brazilian music, Bahian João Gilberto, a name that is inseparable from the birth of bossa nova. Bossa nova appeared in the late 1950s – with the LP Chega de Saudade – and became one of the most influential movements in Brazilian music history worldwide. The meeting between bossa and jazz, on the other hand, is a story of mutual influence, with two protagonists, in which the winner was music (and all of us). The passion for bossa nova inspired composers Murilo Miranda and Rodolfo Carvalho to release the album Transcendência da Bossa, a celebration of the 60th anniversary of this musical genre. The name of the concert is borrowed from the celebrated evening in which Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, João Gilberto and the Cariocas performed at the Au Bon Gourmet restaurant in Copacabana, where “The Girl from Ipanema” was first performed. The stage is shared by major figures from contemporary MPB: Quarteto do Rio (former member of Os Cariocas), Roberto Menescal, Wanda de Sá, Marcelo Caldi and João Cavalcanti.
João Cavalcanti e Marcelo Caldi (1ª Parte)
Five years after the release of his debut album, Placebo, João Cavalcanti released Garimpo (2018), with pianist / accordionist Marcelo Caldi. Getting rid of labels and feeding on the influence of the most diverse partnerships were crucial premises for the final result: a record of different songs, enriched by multiple influences, whose authorship João Cavalcanti shared with people like Lenine (his father), Pedro Luís, Jorge Drexler, Zé Renato or Marcelo Caldi himself, but connected to each other in ways that are more or less secret. António Zambujo lends his voice to one of the songs, A Causa e o Pó, thus collaborating in one of the most interesting albums of recent Brazilian music.