The basic instrumentation of piano, bass and drums is our canvas. Each piece paints a different story, using original compositions built on traditional Brazilian rhythms to set the mood, while allowing each musician to shine individually. Our joy in playing together after so many months of isolation is evident in the development of the grooves, listening intently to each other and engaging in lively and profound improvisations that expand our interactions in many ways: melodically, rhythmically and harmonically. Our goal is to share that energy with our audiences.
Some excerpts from the press may give listeners a hint of what to expect:
“Santos Neto has a characteristic style of writing, constructing radically shaped compositions with unexpected edges and angles. His is a spiky and unpredictable music that makes soloists think, instead of casually whizzing through the changes”. – Bruce Gilman, Brazzil Magazine
“…pianist Jovino Santos Neto — playing here in a wonderfully fluid mode that sparkles with lots of warm acoustic touches”! – from the Dusty Groove website
“Carefree and spontaneous, yet finely crafted and performed with virtuosic flair” – Mark Holston, JAZZIZ