Brazilian drummer Sam Martinelli, presents a Brazilian Jazz concert featuring guest Russell Malone, who stands as one of the jazz world’s most versatile guitarists with a career spanning over four decades. His remarkable talent has graced collaborations with jazz luminaries such as Jimmy Smith, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Ron Carter, and Ray Brown. Malone is a defining figure amongst contemporary guitarists, recognized both internationally for leading his exceptional quartet and trio and for his enduring role in Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio. Beyond his influential collaborations, Malone has made significant contributions to the musical productions of legends like Sonny Rollins and Dianne Reeves.
Brazilian music and Jazz have a long history of music integration, especially after the Bossa Nova movement that took place in Rio in the late 50s and spread throughout the world after the Carnegie Hall concert in 1962, where Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, and many others were presented to the world.
Jazz and Brazilian musicians always had respect and appreciation for one another, and this performance is part of a series of interviews and concerts that Mr. Martinelli is developing with the goal of keeping this beautiful cultural exchange between these two music cultures – Jazz, a truly American art, and Samba, a truly Brazilian art.
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