Re: Winter Choro - World Premiere by Jovino Santos Neto
This man has fundamentally changed the way I think about harmony and about the piano. If I were not so smitten by the mandolin, I'd be trying to make up for lost years just to make myself ready to study with him somehow. I love his style and spirit, the length and depth of his musical statements, and the amazing responsiveness he brings to the duet. His album "Veja O Som" is incredibly powerful, one of my very favorites - including the phenomenal romp through "Santa Morena" with Mike Marshall and a gorgeous "Gloria" with Danilo Brito - and between it and his quintet CD "Current" our living room walls have absorbed a whole lot of Jovino-waves. For a person I have never met, he sure has had an impact! Thank you for capturing this and posting it, Al.
*mandolin mind, beginner mind*