The pace decelerates as the ascension begins. On the stairways in Recife, the Frevo slows down, taking the robust instrumental ballad uphill. The person responsible for the deconstruction of this regional rhythm is 25-year-old pianist Amaro Freitas. The artist establish a connection between avant-garde and tradition, something that has always helped jazz escape highbrow environments and find its way to the streets.
If there are guitar players that make one ten-string guitar sound like two, when Fabrício plays his instrument, not only do the strings resonate, but the wood becomes percussive, creating multiple sounds that lead one to believe that he or she is being followed by a percussionist. I can state that his tenacious pursuit has made a musical genius out of Fabrício.
A jazzistic and original work, Ludere visits other styles more Brazilian, perhaps, but in dialogue with the best of bossa nova, a genre that became an international language since it spread from the United States to the world.
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Bruno Barbosa (double bass), Duda Lazarini (drums), Marcelo Toledo (tenor saxophone and flute) and Murilo Barbosa (piano), with a special participation by Rubinho Antunes (trumpet), play original compositions and works by other instrumentalists and composers from the Ribeirão Preto. Their references include hard-bop, samba-jazz, gafieira, baião, among others, open to improvisation.