Cyro Baptista is a Brazilian musician, teacher, and recording artist specializing in percussion in the genres of jazz and world music. Since arriving in the U.S. in 1980, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. Coinciding with the rise of the public's interest in world music, Cyro has recorded and toured with some of musicâs most popular names. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and the many instruments he creates himself, have catapulted him into world renown.
This is possibly pianist Geri Allen's most advanced release. […] Allen performs three atmospheric piano solos, including a version of Ron Carter's "Little Waltz" […]. There is a duet with percussionist Cyro Baptista, two duets with altoist Ornette Coleman (who through the years has almost never recorded as a sideman), and four numbers in which Allen is joined by her husband trumpeter Wallace Roney (two of which also include Baptista). […] The music is mostly avant-garde, but purposeful and logical in its own fashion. Well worth several listens. ~Scott Yanow, All Music Guide