Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Real Jazz from Rio

In monthly summaries I classify 10-15% of the Piazzolla performances posted on YouTube as "jazz" but I think most jazz musicians would say the number is much lower than that. Most are actually "pop" tunes with a jazzy arrangement. But a "real" jazz performance appeared today from some young jazz musicians from Rio who call themselves Jazzafinado. It is the improvisation that makes it "real" jazz. Four of the six members of Jazzafinado take turns with improvisations while the bass provides a steady framework and the drummer complements rather than overwhelms the music. Their tune is Libertango and their charts are well organized and structured. These guys are "real" jazz professionals.

Surprisingly, there was a second "real" jazz performance posted today but I will save that for another day. Meanwhile, enjoy Jazzafinao.

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