Brazilian Trio: Constelacao
Helio Alves: piano, Nilson Matta: bass, Duduka Da Fonseca: drums
Constelação • Bebe • Embalo, O Cantador • Quebra Pedra, LVM/Direto Ao Assunto • Luiza • O Bôto • Isabella • Bolivia
The popular Brazilian Trio follows up their Grammy®-nominated debut with another enchanting program of impressionistic, revelatory jazz arrangements of rare Brazilian classics and soul-satisfying original works. 2009 debut Forests was nominated for a Grammy® in the Latin Jazz category. Founded in 2003, the trio was formed by beloved icons from the New Yorkbased Brazilian jazz community, two of whom—Duduka Da Fonseca and Nilson Matta—are members of the hugely popular Trio Da Paz. Among many great musicians, Brazilian Trio has served as the rhythm section for jazz great Joe Henderson. Individually and/or together the group members have played and recorded with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Yo-Yo Ma, Don Pullen, John Scofield, Lee Konitz, Airto Moreira, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Mann, Kenny Barron, and many other very special artists.