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  • Brazilian Jazz Great Nilson Matta Releases New Album

    Brazilian Jazz Great Nilson Matta Releases New Album

    Master 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... »

  • Nilson Matta Reimagines “Black Orpheus” With New Album

    Nilson Matta Reimagines “Black Orpheus” With New Album

    Like many Brazilians, bassist Nilson Matta became entranced by the music from the play Orfeu da Conceição when he was just a boy. Matta’s interest grew even deeper when the film adaptation, entitled Black Orpheus, was released. The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and lyrics by de Moraes stuck with him all his life, and... »