"Black Orpheus the film by Marcel Camus, and its soundtrack, were the signposts by which the world first learned of samba and bossa nova and fell in love with it. Therefore, it is staggering to consider that it took until 2008 for a definitive edition of the soundtrack to be released, one that assembled all the songs and music heard in the film. (…) The songs may be well known now; the music of the favelas, as practiced by the escolas de samba with their agogo bells, atabaques drumming, stomping batacuda solos, and duels, folk line chants, and unusual (even now if one thinks about it) blend of African rhythms, dissonance, and extended harmonics, is still revolutionary today."
David Santos has steadily honed his craft and developed his reputation as a world-class musician by performing, recording and composing music with some of the most prominent legends of our time including Billy Joel, Elton John, Crosby Stills and Nash, Phoebe Snow, John Fogerty, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett and numerous others.
This DVD documents the painting of the cover for Brandon Sanderson's book, Warbreaker. It begins with an interview with Irene Gallo, Art Director at Tor Books, and ends with photographing the final painting. Throughout each step, Chesley Award winner Dan Dos Santos talks at great length about everything from salary to color theory.
Most of the selections on this CD, the third from John Santos' Machete Ensemble, are from 1998-1999, but there are also four cuts from 1989-1990. Ranging from Latin bop (including "Tin Tin Deo," "Moose the Mooche," and "Salt Peanuts") and folkloric chant pieces to Latinized versions of Miles Davis' "So What" and John Coltrane's "Syeeda's Song Flute," the music is continually intriguing and inspiring.
~ Scott Yanow
Jobim is recognised the world over as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.
He has been musically productive right up to his death in December 8th 1994.His last album, "Antonio Brasileiro", was released posthumously soon after.