For aficionados and connoisseurs of Latin American guitar music, this nylon string virtuoso and founder of the “Brazilian Guitar Project” has long been a well known entity, thanks to his professional workshops, his informative music books and not least, his international concerts.
His elegant nylon string playing, which reveals a profound experience of classical music without shrinking before improvisation, possesses a fiery intensity and fascinating rhythmic patterns, coupled with typical Latin American joy at playing, as well as very centered concentration in the classical passages.
Together with Pedro Tagliani, he creates densely woven cascades of sound on “Sketches Of Rio” that serve as a foundation for enthralling solo segments enriched by percussionist Gilson de Assis. The artist has chosen interpretations of Dilmerando Reis, Baden Powell and Tom Jobim this time, in addition to his own compositions.
Altogether, this turns “Sketches Of Rio” into a musical voyage of discovery full of fire and power, charm and elegance.