Written by Jim Eigo:
Duduka da Fonseca & Helio Alves
Samba Jazz & The Music Of Jobim
@ Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Tue-Sun, June 5-10
Sets 7:30pm and 9:30pm
11:30 pm set on Friday and Saturday
Anat Cohen: Sax and Clarinet
Claudio Roditi: Trumpet and Flugelhorn
George Mraz: Bass
Maucha Adnet: Voice
Helio Alves: Piano
Duduka Da Fonseca: Drums and Percussion
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Jazz at Lincoln Center Broadway at 60th Street
Call: 212 258-9595 or -9795.
Online reservations: http://www.jalc.org/dccc
Tue-Sun, June 5-10
7:30pm and 9:30pm sets nightly with an 11:30pm set on Friday & Saturday
There have been quite a few American drummers who have
learned to play Brazilian music authentically. Likewise, many Brazilian drummers
have been inspired by America's classical music- jazz.
However, to me, Duduka Da Fonseca is one of the very few drummers, or perhaps
the only drummer, who has found his own unique voice by combining the two
His command of Brazilian and American rhythms and his ability to integrate them
so seamlessly is truly innovative.
With music in mind,
“Duduka Da Fonseca is one of the most exciting, creative drummers on the planet
and It's always a thrill to share the bandstand with him .” Kenny Barron
"[Alves has] subtlety, musicianship and extraordinary improvisational facility..."
"...outstanding capabilities as a melodic improviser..."
Robert L. Doerschuk, DownBeat Magazine
"Alves plays with a gravity and a stylistic flair that's truly impressive."
Phillip Van Vleck, Billboard Magazine
"Alves executes his feats with unhurried grace, even at very fast tempos. There
is an aptitude that, if not exclusive of Brazil, has reached its highest
expression there: the communication of a subtle energy embodying a life-
affirming message that life is transitory."
Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times Magazine