Winds of Brazil (Um Sopro de Brasil) / Various
This CD celebrates the special moments of 'A Brazilian Wind', the seventh in a series put on by the Brazilian Memory Project, which happened in November 2004, at SESC Pinheiros Theater in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This endeavor, selected by the Petrobras Cultural Program, United, in a rare artistic celebration, more than two hundred and fifty musicians from every walk of the Brazilian wind instrument universe; from symphonic and chamber formations to traditional Folk groups; including soloists from all of the authentically Brazilian genres; all representing different tendencies, paths, and cultures. A considerable part Brazil's trajectory of composers and instrumentalists, both historical and contemporary, is contained in the audio and video recorded during those nights of intense music. Almost all of the arrangements on this CD, the first in a series of three have never been heard; they were made for Brazilian classics and for works composed by the participating musicians themselves. These musicians are revered in their solos and in the way they wove into the diverse ensembles of woodwind and brass. To compose the rhythm and harmony accompaniments, which include a string quartet, we invited musicians who could embrace the diversity of languages and styles present in Brazilian music. The timbre and resonance of each instrument clearly establishes what possibilities the artist has when playing it. Whether the instrument is a flute, a clarinet, a saxophone, a trumpet, a trombone, a bassoon or an indigenous flute, the artist is the one responsible for extracting the individual sound of each one. The Brazilian Wind, Brought to us in great gusts. Miriam Taubkin, Benjamin Taubkin, Morris Picciotto ( Producers).