“One of L.A.'s most prominent Brazilian Jazz bands, Nobresil is directed by Leo Nobre and enhanced by the sensual voice of world music sensation Mari Nobre. With special guests: Hubert Laws, Justo Almario, Marcos Ariel, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, Jovino Santos Neto.”
“The CD, like a breath of fresh air, is flush with emotive selections that can’t help but get the rhythmic juices flowing... Mari Nobre’s voice is luscious. She knows how to use her vocal instrument to convey whatever message she’s trying to get across. She’s a torch singer of the highest order. Her interpretation of Fascinating Rhythm is dazzling. The jazz classic is presented with original arrangements by Jovino Santos Neto and Hubert Laws on flute...If the instrumental Sertao Californiano doesn’t make you want to move, you may want to check your oil...Nobresil’s Original is an original.”
“Driven by soulful, Bossa based rhythms, colorful and exotic instrumentation (by top Latin and Brazilian musicians) and the sensual voice and beautiful phrasing of multi-lingual lead vocalist Mari Nobre, Nobresil offers a unique, multi-cultural world jazz and Brazilian music vibe on their new album that lives up to its title: ORIGINAL. The tunes are filled with passion, poetry and only real instrumentation! Nobresil (a play on the the artists’ name Nobre and Brasil) defies all rules! Part pop, part jazz, part World music, 100% ORIGINAL!”
"This album is the musical research for people who do not follow the crowd. Every song on the album is the perfect mix of Brazilian music and jazz as in the typical style of Nobresil"
"Transporting the crowd away from Los Angeles with their brand of Brazilian jazz, Nobresil had everyone captivated"
"Mari Nobre-Nobresil is the most creative Brazilian/World Jazz band in Los Angeles!"
“Mari's interpretation of Dindi and Triste will leave you asking for more.”