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.’
October 22, 2017
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
September 19, 2017
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".
August 9, 2017
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".
August 8, 2017
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".
July 31, 2017
Windkanal (Germany) - " Die CD empfiehlt sich nicht nur Liebhabern brasilianischer Musik, sondern jedem, der sein Repertoire erweitern und die Vielseitigkeit der Blockflote erforschen mochte".
May 30, 2017
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"!