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Album: O Abismo Da Prata
Artist: Gian Correa
Brazil has a unique and native music scene. From Samba to MPB and now I discover this: Choro music. Something new every day for us in this new music world.
Choro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʃoɾu], “cry” or “lament”), also popularly called chorinho (“little cry” or “little lament”), is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre which originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro. Despite its name, the music often has a fast and happy rhythm. It is characterized by virtuosity, improvisation and subtle modulations, and is full of syncopation and counterpoint. Choro is considered the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music. The serenaders who play choros are known as chorões.
O Abismo Da Prata is the latest from Gian Correa, a Sao Paulo guitarist and composer. For this latest release he’s teamed up with painter and muralist Apolo Torres.
Gian plays the 7 string guitar and Enrique Menezes on flute is amazing. If you want an easy way to describe this, think Brazilian Jazz with some spice.
It’s a wonderful spin.
Música popular brasileira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmuzikɐ popuˈlaʁ bɾaziˈlejɾɐ], Popular Brazilian Music) or MPB is a trend in post-bossa nova urban popular music in Brazil that revisits typical Brazilian styles such as samba, samba-canção and baião and other Brazilian regional music, combining them with foreign influences, such as jazz and rock. <wikipedia>
Released January 20, 2022
Gian Correa | 7 string guitar
Cainã Cavalcante | 6 string guitar
Enrique Menezes | flutes
Henrique Araújo | Cavaquinho, Bandolim, Violão Tenor and Tamborim
Rafael Toledo | Panderia, Pandeiro, Adufe, Caixa, Caixeta, Reco-Reco, Pratos
Renato Braz recorded by Mário Gil at Studio Dancape (track 8)
Juliana Amaral recorded by Gian Correa at Usina Telecoteco Studio (track 8)
Shai Maestro recorded by himself (track 4)
Recorded by Thiago Big Rabello at Da Pá Virada Studio, 25th and 26th of November, 2020
Assisted by Frederico Pacheco
Mixed by Gian Correa at Usina Telecoteco Studio
Mastered by Rodrigo Castro Lopes
Artwork by Apolo Torres
Design by Maria Birba
Band Photo by Thamires Mulatinho
Produced by Gian Correa
Executive production by Giovani Correa
Clint Ward is a music industry veteran know by many as “SeeDub”. Currently he’s creatively at large with the The Audioward and is co-founder at New Music World. Clint was a founder at Emagic North America, worked at Apple, Apogee, Line 6, IMSTA and Roland Cloud. He’s a music creation technologist, passionate music curator and fierce industry observer.