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Impressions of Brazil

Mike Del Ferro feat. Ceumar

Impressions of Brazil

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917337921
Catnr: CR 73379
Release date: 23 August 2013
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Challenge Records
UPC
0608917337921
Catalogue number
CR 73379
Release date
23 August 2013

"Their Braziljazz changes between dapper, pacy and percussive."

Jazzthetik, 01-1-2014
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About the album

This album in the series “Songs by Wandering the Globe” focusses on Brazil.

Mike del Ferro’s passion for Brazilian music has led to many visits to the Country, and he has been collaborating with countless Brazilian artists.

In 2005 he met vocalist/guitarist Ceumar in Sao Paulo, who currently is based in the Netherlands.This album is a result of their unique collaboration in both Europe and Brazil.

This album in the series “songs by wandering the globe” focusses on Brazil.

Mike del Ferro’s passion for Brazilian music has led to many visits to the Country, and he has been collaborating with countless Brazilian artists.

In 2005 he met vocalist/guitarist Ceumar in Sao Paulo, who currently is based in the Netherlands.This album is a result of their unique collaboration in both Europe and Brazil.

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Mike del Ferro

Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro is a highly sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres. He has travelled the world extensively (more then 90 countries), searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different to his own, and the musical results have been eye-opening, building musical bridges between cultures not normally within reach of each other. He has managed to combine elements of the revered canons of Western music interspersed with the audacity of jazz improvisation, and paying tribute to the ancient structures of Asian, South American and African traditional music. He has recently signed a contract with Challenge records for a series of  10 CD's, collaborations with musicians from all over...
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Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro is a highly sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres. He has travelled the world extensively (more then 90 countries), searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different to his own, and the musical results have been eye-opening, building musical bridges between cultures not normally within reach of each other. He has managed to combine elements of the revered canons of Western music interspersed with the audacity of jazz improvisation, and paying tribute to the ancient structures of Asian, South American and African traditional music. He has recently signed a contract with Challenge records for a series of 10 CD's, collaborations with musicians from all over the world, based on his travels.The first trio CD will be released worldwide in the fall of 2011, and the second production in the spring of 2012, with guest artists from Brazil. Mike's father was opera singer Leonard del Ferro (1921-1992), who sang and recorded with Maria Callas, and his childhood was thus filled with music of the highest order.A native of Amsterdam, he started his career studying classical piano at the age of nine and, after falling in love with jazz, he focused his studies on jazz and received a Masters of Music in Contemporary Music from the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 1989 he won First Prize at the Rotterdam Jazz Piano Competition, the Soloist Prize at the Europe Jazz Contest in Brussels, and First Prize at the Karlovy Vary Jazz contest and from 1993-1996 studied composition and arranging with Bob Brookmeyer at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany. In 1995 Mike was appointed to the faculty of the Royal Conservatory in Gent, Belgium where he taught jazz piano until 1997. His reputation as a soloist, accompanist, composer and arranger has led to worldwide performances, recordings and tours with musicians such as Toots Thielemans, Jack DeJohnette, Oscar Castro Neves, Deborah Brown, Erik Truffaz, Jorge Rossy, Sibongile Khumalo, Carl Allen, Scott Hamilton, Richard Galliano, Thijs van Leer (Focus), Harold Land, Jan Akkerman, Norma Winstone, Benny Bailey, Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Badi Assad, Fernanda Porto, Madou Diabate and Maria Pia deVito. He has also recorded dozens of albums in many different genres from Dixieland to Salsa and has arranged music for animation for Danish animator and Oscar winner, Börge Ring. Mike del Ferro goes by Mark Twain's dictum - "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - and his music reflects the array of influences that he has picked up in some of the most exotic places in the world.

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Their Braziljazz changes between dapper, pacy and percussive.
Jazzthetik, 01-1-2014

"The overture is what you would expect from a CD that is called Impressions of Brazil: it is so melodious and cheerful, lighthearted and dancing"
Pianowereld, 29-11-2013

"The extremely fine 'Introspection 5' is representative for the atmsphere, sometimes slightly melancholy accent and fabulous arrangements on this album."  
Music Emotion, 06-11-2013

"In his series Songs Inspired By Wandering The Globe is, after an introductory album, the first part released by Challenge, inspired by the many musical styles from Brazil. The album it's called, Impressions of Brazil"
keepswinging.blogspot.nl, 30-10-2013

"Impressions of Brazil, partly due to the contribution of Ceumar, a beautiful first sequel to The Journey"
keepitswinging.blogspot.nl, 07-10-2013

"Del Ferro made it possible to create a real Brasilian atmosphere to 'Impressions of Brazil"
www.jazzflits.nl, 30-9-2013

You will be lifted to other realms!
Jazzflits, 30-9-2013

"Mike del Ferro moves in this musical idiom like he haven't done anything else"
Nederlands Dagblad, 27-9-2013

"The music is gaining much authenticity thanks to the Brazilian singer Ceumar. Her collaboration with Del Ferro was previously formed in Ceumars album Live in Amsterdam, they also performed together at the North Sea Jazz Festival"
Jazzbulletin, 19-9-2013

"For the enthusiastic people and the novice of MPB can I wholeheartedly recommend this album. This CD is personally, for me in the top ten best albums of 2013!"
www.audiofreaks.nl, 18-9-2013

There was a special chemistry between pianist Mike del Ferro and Ceumar in the Volga. The singer and guitarist sang and played sophisticated Brazilian listening songs where Del Ferro wove beautiful jazz lines through
Nederlands Dagblad, 15-7-2013

The result is exciting and especially melodious improvised jazz with traditional Latin American samba influences.
Jazzism juni/juli 2013, 14-6-2013

The lack of musical clichés music also transcends with ease the journalistic expectations and this album is for me a highlight from Del Ferro's work 
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