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Brazilian Jazz Great Nilson Matta Releases New Album

Nilson Matta: East Side Rio DriveMaster of the acoustic bass and Brazilian jazz Nilson Matta has achieved a unique groove on his latest album, East Side Rio Drive.

The album from Matta, also a well-known bass teacher, has drawn accolades from The Wall Street Journal, and joins players from both North and South America to interpret jazz classics like “Blue in Green” and “Boogie Stop Shuffle.” Players include Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista and American flautist Anne Drummond. The record also features originals like Matta’s “Proemio do Mingus.”

Here’s an example of the resulting sound — “Eh Menina”:

East Side Rio Drive is available on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

East Side Rio Drive Track List:

  1. Sertao
  2. Verde
  3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
  4. Mojave
  5. Eh Menina
  6. Blue In Green
  7. Proemio Do Mingus
  8. Luas De Nadine
  9. Angela
  10. Mambo Inn

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