Brazilian Landscapes

Who can resist the casual, seductive, ingenious and multilayered music of Brazil?

A country of continental dimensions where all of Europe could fit within her borders! But size isn’t everything! From the lithesome, musical elegance of the choro to the hypnotic sensuality of the Bossa nova, and a kaleidoscope of subtle rhythms wrapped in sophisticated jazz harmonies, the sound of Brazilian music is unforgettable unmistakable, and best summed up by the Portuguese word “saudade,” which mingles yearning, sadness and memory.

The leading recorder-player for decades, Michala Petri returns to take us on a new musical journey to Terra do Brasil through the music of Jobim, Nazareth, Gismonti, Villa-Lobos, Hermeto Pascoal and others. Joining her are two exciting musicians in their fields: the young guitarist and composer Daniel Murray and award winning percussionist/composer Marilyn Mazur. A natural guitar prodigy, Murray has established himself at a young age as both a masterful interpreter of the music of Tom Jobim and as a leading voice in the contemporary Brazilian music scene. Marilyn Mazur has received numerous jazz awards, toured for several years with Miles Davis and has a vast experience in many musical fields. With her exceptional listening abilities, and inventive use of percussion she colors the music in soundscapes, ranging from subtle shades to high energy, matching the two other instruments perfectly.

Together, Michala, Marilyn and Daniel transport you to Brasil Sensational!

Listen to this disc on your player (please DON’T stream it! You’ll miss the full intimacy of the masterful engineering of Mikkel Nymand and Preben Iwan...) set up a pitcher of caipirinhas, close your eyes, and imagine yourself beneath an amber moon and softly murmur ‘someday soon.’

  • Michala Petri has performed more than 4000 concerts in the worlds leading festivals and Concert Halls,and has broken down the boundaries of her instrument, the recorder.. Since youth she has followed her wish for musical expansion in various ways, through commissioning more than 150 new works, - including more than 30 recorder concertos, through dialogue with other musical cultures and through developing new playing techniques.

    Recorder

    Michala Petri

  • (b. 1981)

    Guitar

    Daniel Murray

  • For more than 40 years, Danish/American percussionist/bandleader and composer Marilyn Mazur has toured the world as a soloist, composer and “band musician”, appearing on leading jazz festivals and in concert halls.

    Percussion

    Marilyn Mazur

Reviews

Brazilian Landscapes

MusicWeb-international "We have had a happy journey in their company and feel confident that we will return before long for a reprise journey".

Göran Forsling

Brazilian Landscapes

Gapplegatemusicreview (US) " I cannot say that there is anything quite like it. Anyone who favors things Brazilian will take to it. Or even those who simply love good music."

Grego Applegate Edwards

Brazilian Landscapes

Concerto (Brazil) "Refinamento e inventividade em “Brazilian Landscapes” -

Camila Frésca

Brazilian Landscapes

Concerto (Brazil) "Daniel Murray himself, whose inspiration as a composer together with his work of interpreter makes him one of the most important guitarists of his generation, here besides sensitive partners: percussionist Marilyn Mazur and flautist Michala Petri".

Camila Fresca

Brazilian Landscapes

Songlines Magazine (UK) 4 out of 5 starts Brazil´s modern classical music, given the focus it deserves.

Alex Robinson

Brazilian Landscapes

Review Corner (UK) "This fascinating CD is nominally classical with jazz influences, but you could call it world because of the rhythm, which leans towards the Latin. It’s a quiet and reflective album".

Jerobear

Brazilian Landscapes

Pizzicato (LU) Michala Petri in Brasilien "Colourful program with Brazilian music for recorder, guitar and percussion, in bright and sensual performances of a rare spontaneity".

Remy Franck

Brazilian Landscapes

Windkanal (Germany) - " Die CD emp­fiehlt sich nicht nur Liebhabern brasilianischer Musik, sondern jedem, der sein Repertoire erweitern und die Vielseitigkeit der Blockflote erforschen mochte".

Moritz Fuchs

Brazilian Landscapes

New Musicbuff (US) Petri Goes Brazilian ".. what I can hear is a lucid recording which embraces the subtleties of this unique ensemble. Enjoy!"

perkustooth

Brazilian Landscapes

Klassik Heute (Germany) (10/10/10) " Heiße Rhythmen, stimmungsvoller Groove und Interpreten vom Feinsten"!

Heinz Braun

Brazilian Landscapes

Fabfare (US) 3. review "This seems like a good time to think about South America, and also about vacationing in Denmark. Brazilian Landscapes lets you do both at the same time"!

Raymond Tuttle

Brazilian Landscapes

Fanfare (US) 2. review " Colorful music, exquisitely played and recorded: I can’t imagine a more engaging way to spend an hour that doesn’t involve flying down to Rio".

Ronald E. Grames

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