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Panorama Brasil return to the fabulous Paris Cat Jazz Club with another journey through a broad range of Brazilian music – afro-sambas, bossa nova, choro, forró, Brazilian jazz and songs from The Archer & the Dancer. Their performances convey the depth and beauty of this music while maintaining the spontaneity of jazz, with intricate interplay seamlessly woven through the sublime rhythms of Brazil. Bookings recommended, limited door sales available.Tickets Save
Sounds Like: Wayne Shorter, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, Jacob do Bandolim, Hermeto Pascoal, Wynton Marsalis
Bio: Al McGrath-Kerr studied at the Canberra School of Music with legendary teacher Col Hoorweg. Now based in Melbourne, Alastair is active as a performer and teacher in the jazz and Brazilian music scenes.
In 2012 Al started a new project - Panorama do Brasil - focusing on Brazilian-influenced jaz...See Full Bio
Alastair McGrath-Kerr has a show on 2015-01-18 at 18:00 @ Brunswick Green in Brunswick, VIC http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5i24ah #concert
“...I was grabbed and carried from the opening Canto Pra Oxum onwards. This music seemed to have a stronger vibe, with more propulsion and was, I think, more akin to the jazz with which I was familiar. Matt Boden’s piano contributed to this drive. Alto flute vibrato, trombone and piano combined to great effect in the slow, drumless ballad Amparo, and sustained notes from flute and ‘bone complemented the playing of de Vries on guitar. Boden’s varied dynamics added a lot. Parsons’ trombone was a treat in Wardrobophone, and the duet (or duel) between de Vries on guitar and Kerr on pandeiro in Num Pagode Em Planaltina almost stole the set. Not quite. Doug de Vries did that in a solo during the Baden Powell-inspired Afro-Sambas suite — it was superb. Risco featured Boden in an expression-filled solo and ended with flute and trombone in beautiful accord. Capoeira de Carlos had Parsons digging in deep and Kerr’s jazz tune 5am Hendrix on TV was a great way to wrap up the set.”
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