Personnel: Marcos Amorim (guitar); Rafael Barata (drums).
Audio Mixers: Carlos Fuchs; Marcos Amorim.
Recording information: Tenda Da Raposa Studios, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (12/2005).
Photographers: Jorge Luis Albuquerque; Marcos Amorim.
Marcos Amorim's new CD seems to be a pretty simpactico affair where his guitar blends lovingly with Jorge Albuquerque's bass and Rafael Barata's drums. It all gets off to shimmering start with "Waterfall," but this is the type of jazz that appeals more if you're looking for texture and spontaneity, rather than melody -- indeed only the laid-back, smooth "Sea Party" possesses an obvious melody. It's more about interaction, and going into the studio without rehearsing gives a very improvisational feel to it all. Nor should you expect something that kicks into high gear ("Salsa" is probably as close as it gets); it's quite meditative and thoughtful. Although Amorim is the frontman, the real star of the disc is Barata, who keeps things gently moving and adds a lot by judicious use of his kit. It's certainly not a disc that's for everyone, but for those who love this kind of music, it's lovely. ~ Chris Nickson