Street Date: June 23rd, 2017
Esteemed trombonist Jorginho Neto, with the help of The Jorginho Neto Collective, has released his latest instrumental eight track compilation, entitled “Harlem”. Subsequent to his previous, well-received albums, “Samba Jazz” (released in 2012) and “Leste” (released in 2015), “Harlem” is strongly influenced by Herbie Hancock’s “Headhunters”. Together with trumpeter Sidmar Vieira, bassist Robson Couto, pianist Gustavo Bugni and drummer Vitor Cabral, Neto presents this album to his now well-established audience and dedicates the first track of the album, “Gracie” to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
Find out the making of “Harlem” here.
“Jorginho Neto is a huge talent producing beautiful and melodic phrases. Keep on this path Jorginho. It will be good for brazilian music.”
-Raul De Souza
Jorginho Neto began his musical life by playing trombone at church at the age of thirteen. When he was eighteen, he joined the University of Music Tom Jobim. Since graduating, the young musician has had his talent recognized nationwide. He has been invited to play with artists such as Frank Sinatra Jr, Ivan Lins, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil and Roberto Menescal. He has also played with the Orchestra Symphony of São Paulo and The Jazz Symphony in London at the Theater BBC Proms.
DEE DEE MCNEIL
MUSICAL MEMOIRS'S BLOG
"Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice echoes through my living room, muffled by heavenly horn sounds featuring a prominent trombone and an interlude piece based on the gospel song, “Amazing Grace.” " Read the full review here.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"An honest testimonial from a Brazilian band that absorbed the elements and energy that made fusion a viable force in contemporary jazz." Read the full review here.
"A fast ball down the middle for those that know how to appreciate funk like this, your ears are going to be opened mightily with the chops on parade here. Hot stuff that just doesn't quit." Read the full review here.
RAUL DA GAMA
JAZZ DA GAMA
"Such instrumental supremacy transforms songs like Harlem and Liberty into positively spine-tingling anthems that prepare the listener for the explosive Coltranesque finale in the song Lord." Read the full review here.
"The album is easy to listen to, and the style of the game, unusual for Brazilian musicians, is pleasant, not only to listeners, but to themselves." Read the full Russian review here.