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Two Bossa Nova Masters Meet at Birdland


Marcos Valle at Birdland (photo: Fran Kaufman)

Two of the founders of Brazil’s Bossa Nova movement (and it was a movement), Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal appeared together in NYC for the first time recently.  Even if you don’t know their names, I’ll bet you know some of their tunes. Just got around to posting my review from


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June 20, 2014 · 11:05 am

Wayne Shorter to Play on Laura Nyro Tribute Project

Billy, Wayne, LarryLarry Klein and Billy Childs’ “Laura Nyro Revisited” album, coming this fall, will feature Wayne Shorter on “Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp.” Alison Krauss, Susan Tedeschi, Dianne Reeves, Rickie Lee Jones, Esperanza Spalding, and more big names will appear on the tribute album.

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April 23, 2014 · 9:49 am