Choro Pro Zé (Choro for Zé) is a composition by Guinga, one of the greatest living composers of the Brazilian guitar. It explores the tonality of D minor, starting with a scale of whole tones. The piece is harmonically very rich, making use of modal borrowings and chromatic passages, and calls for a softer, velvety […]
This is my arrangement of the choro waltz “Santa Morena”, a spanish influenced piecee by Brazilian composer Jacob do Bandolim, to which I attempted to bring a flamenco flavor using somee techniques and concepts of the flamenco “bulerías” style.
I’ve been wanting to record this tune for a few weeks and finally had the time. “Feira de Mangaio” is a baião by Sivuca, that when I play, reminds of going out to Brazil’s forró, to dance for hours. The swing is the most important part in order to bring the spirit of the music […]