Setembro - A Brazilian Under The Jazz Influence
1. Influência Do Jazz (Under the Jazz Influence)
2. Darn That Dream
4. Joana Francesa
7. All the Things You Are
10. Love Letters
11. Days of Wine and Roses
12. Preciso Aprender a Ser So
Romero Lubambo - guitar
It can be argued that the country that has most influenced the development of jazz, apart from the United States, has been Brazil. The sound of 1950s jazz, especially that of the cool school (best represented by the music of Miles Davis), had a huge influence on the evolution of bossa nova, which, once exported to the States, became a sensation and cemented itself to the lexicon of modern jazz. This opened the door for other Brazilian styles and artists to become recognizable to music fans worldwide.
Brazilian guitarist and composer Romero Lubambo grew up in Rio de Janeiro in a household filled with song. This was where his devotion to music began. Between playing various instruments and singing with his family, classical guitar studies and his exposure to music of all sorts via the radio, Lubambo became increasingly devoted to developing his own skill as guitarist and interpreter of music that he loved, namely Brazilian, classical and jazz.
Naturally, the best setting to hear Lubambo’s incredibly varied and highly personal guitar style has been solo. In early 2014, he delivered the wonderful Só – Brazilian Essence, where he explored exclusively Brazilian compositions on solo acoustic guitar. On his new recording, Setembro – A Brazilian Under The Jazz Influence, Lubambo splits his focus between Brazilian and jazz music and between acoustic and electric jazz guitar.
Lubambo has long been known for his work with artists like Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall and Luciana Souza, and with his collaborative group Trio Da Paz. His musical vocabulary has been lauded for years, especially in blending jazz and Brazilian popular musical forms.
Setembro brings his influences full circle, as he performs jazz standards, tunes from legendary Brazilian composers, and his own compositions.