Mantra is the name of the song and the record that first brought Marvio Ciribelli to public attention at the end of the 80's. That is why it is also the name of the label that Marvio has got in partnership with his sister Mylena Ciribelli. The Label is dedicated to promoting his own work and, more recently, the work of other Brazilian musicians as well.

Its 'Trade Mark' intends to be valuing quality music, giving the label a character of resistance to the mainstream contrived tendency that seems to be commonplace in the music industry nowadays.

Marvio Ciribelli's discography displays a unique style of music making, very free, valuing the best aspects of choro, MPB, jazz and samba. The other artists launched by the Mantra Label, namely the bass player Dudu Lima and the guitar player Hermanes Abreu, also follow the same line of work.


Artist: Marvio Ciribelli
Title: Fazendo o que gosta (2004)
CD 888-10
Recording: Luiz Claudio Coutinho (Castelo Studios) and Marcelo Sabóia (AR Studios)
Mixing: Marcos Sabóia and Marcelo Sabóia
Mastering: Sérgio Nascimento (Visom Digital)
Sleeve: Fernando Nunes
Cover Photo: Fernando Talask

Tela Preta.mp3

After the CD 'Théo e seu Tio' (Théo and his uncle) the latest CD 'Fazendo o que gosta' brings out Marvio Ciribelli’s arranger side, highlighting his personal way of interpreting songs without following any rules or set programs and making the most of his guest musician's creative qualities.

Marvio started most of the tracks from the CD 'Fazendo o Que Gosta' during the recordings of the soundtrack for the film 'A Terceira Morte de Joaquim Bolívar' (The Third Death of Joaquim Bolívar), from Flávio Cândido. Some tracks were kept in their original version and some others were changed including various musicians who took part in the project 'Fazendo o Que Gosta', that took place in the 'Bar Orquídea' in the City of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian rhythms that most stand out in this CD are samba, choro, bossa nova and baião. It also includes an interesting mixture in two tracks recorded in 70's style, but presented with melodies played in unusual instruments. The track 'Xeque Mate' includes a mandolim and a drum solo played respectively by 'Ronaldo do Bandolim' (From the groups 'Época de Ouro' and 'Trio Madeira Brasil') and Paulo Williams, originally a trombone player. The track 'Dança Piano' got a blues style solo from Marvio Ciribelli himself. The bass player Alex Malheiros, the drummer Ivo Caldas, the percussionist Jakaré, the trumpet player Luizão Ramos and the guitar player Paulinho Guitarra also stand out in these two tracks.

Another great feature on the CD is the participation of Paulo Williams as a singer. He has already been singing in Marvio's gigs, and now registers his vocals in the tracks 'Aquarela do Brasil' and 'O Xote Blues'. The recording of 'Aquarela do Brasil' is Marvio's homage to the centenary of Ary Barroso, one of the greatest Brazilian composers of all times. A different treatment to one of the most famous tracks from this composer. Paulo Williams's interpretation of the track is extremely personal with a lot of swing to it.

A curious fact about the track 'O Xote Blues' is that it was first recorded in Marvio's previous CD (Théo e seu Tio) with no lyrics. In the gig to launch the CD at the Municipal Theatre in Niterói, in 2001, an improvised vocal by Paulo Williams and Marvio was so welcome by the public that made them record it a second time.

The singer Sabrina Malheiros, Alex Malheiros' daughter, also features in the CD. She recorded the Bossa Nova track 'O Amor tem jeito' with lyrics and music written by Marvio himself. She also sang emotionally one stanza from the Brazilian Flag Anthem, part of one of the final scenes from the film. She also interpreted a melodic composition from Marvio Ciribelli called 'Aurora' as a scat singer.

Nilze Carvalho, mandolim, 'cavaquinho' (a similar instrument to ukulele) player and singer, famous in the Brazilian music scene since she was seven years old is also in the CD. She introduces us with the melody for two tracks, the choro 'Orquídea' composed by the pianist Laércio de Freitas, in homage to Marvio's project (at Bar Orquídea), and the descriptive ballad 'Cinema' a track from Marvio himself. Nilze also takes part in the track 'O Amor tem jeito' with her swingy 'cavaquinho' and making improvised sweet vocals.

The French violin player Nicolas Krassik, who played with the pianist Michel Petrucianni in the Montreux Jazz Festival, is already a specialist in Brazilian music. He has also recorded in the track 'Orquidea' and improvised in the most daring track in the CD called 'Saliente', a 'Frevo' conceived in such a free form that it could be called a 'Brazilian ECM' (ECM is a German Label responsible for editing various excellent high quality free music records). The track also counts with the creative collaboration of drummer Marcio Bahia and guitar player Paulinho Guitarra.

The saxophone player from the city of Niterói – RJ, Marcelo Martins, takes part in the track that opens the CD (and film) 'Tela Preta' in an arrangement he helped building up himself, playing four different saxophones that harmonize with the melody made by Marvio's piano. Marcelo also plays in a modern version of a song from the Cuban songwriter Guantanamera presented in a Cha Cha Cha rhythm and also in the track ' Mió di Bão', a partnership with Marvio.

Rogério Souza, guitar player from the group 'Nó em Pingo D'água', excels in the track 'Tela Branca', a different version from the opening track in the CD. Sidinho Moreira, percussionist, who played two years with Paul Simon, is the main feature in the track 'O Papo da Cuíca' where he leads with his 'cuíca' a 'batucada' establishing a dialogue with the 'cavaquinho' from Marcio Hulk, considered by many, one of the best ukulele players in the country.

Hérmanes Abreu, guitar player and singer from Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, stands out in the intros from 'Aquarela do Brasil' and 'Aurora'. Sérgio Chiavazzoli (Gilberto Gil's guitarrist) reinforces the mandolim in the 'Folia de Reis' (Brazilian traditional rhythm) track performed by the ‘Folia de Reis’ group 'Estrela da Guia' (also from Juiz de Fora - Minas Gerais), which presents an important sequence in the film. Flavinho Santos stands out in the drums and percussion of 'Orquídea' and 'Cinema'. The double bass player Alex Rocha is also a feature in 'Orquídea'.

The CD has also two bonus tracks: The first one is a compilation of sequences from the film featuring all the musicians that took part in the recordings, specially the bass players Dudu Lima and Rogério Fernandes. The other one is a new mixing of the track 'Mió de Bão' from Marvio Ciribelli and Marcelo Martins, recorded originally for the vinyl 'A Contradança', launched in 1991, in the park 'Garota de Ipanema' in Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro. The track, which was remastered by Sérgio Nascimento especially for the new CD, counts with the percussion players Chacal and Zizinho and the trumpet player Chico Oliveira, who used to be part of Marvio's group at the time and now is a member of the six piece band that follows the famous Brazilian TV presenter Jô Soares.

Artist: Marvio Ciribelli
Title: Théo e seu Tio (2001/2002)
CD 888-08
Recording: Luiz Claudio Coutinho (Castelo Studios) and Marcelo Sabóia (AR Studios)
Mixing: Marcos Sabóia and Marcelo Sabóia
Mastering: Toney Fontes
Sleeve: Fernando Nunes

Orx Samba.mp3

In 'Théo e seu Tio', Marvio Ciribelli travels through Brazilian rhythms. From Samba to Frevo, Baião to Choro and Bossa Nova, Marvio also presents us with unusual rhythm mixtures such as 'Sambaião', 'Xote-blues' and 'Samba-tango'. The main feature in the CD is the quality of solos and arrangements created by Marvio Ciribelli (piano and Hammond organ), Marcio Bahia (drums and percussion), Dudu Lima (double bass) and Paulo Williams (trombone).

Marcio Bahia has been the drummer from the group that accompanies Hermeto Pascoal for over 22 years, being considered by international critics one of the best drummers in the world nowadays. Marcio has also played with Maria Bethânia, Daniela Spielmann, Roberto Menescal, Wanda Sá, Marcos Valle and Dino Rangel. Dudu Lima, double bass player from Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, has already 2 CDs launched by the Mantra Label: Regina (2000) and Nossa História (2004). Dudu stood out in the Búzios Jazz Festival, playing alongside the famous American guitar player Stanley Jordan. Paulo Williams comes from São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, and has been playing with Marvio for 14 years. He has accompanied several Brazilian artists such as Alcione, Elba Ramalho, Cidade Negra, Tim Maia, Kid Abelha, João Penca and Sandra de Sá, apart from the international artists Julio Iglesias and Chris Montez.

Many guests enhance the work of the quartet. Rogério Fernandes, who has been playing with Marvio for 15 years, is also from Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, and takes part in the track Campeão (homage to Hermeto Pascoal) playing electric fretless bass, his speciality. Rogério took part in the CD production and mixing and has already played with musicians such as Antonio Adolfo and Zé Netto.

The saxophone player Tino Jr. stands out in the track 'Sambaião', from Marvio, Dudu and Bahia and also in the track 'Campeão'. Marcelo Martins, saxophone player that played with Djavan on his turn stands out in the tracks 'Subindo a Serra' and 'Piratininga', compositions of an update conception from the drummer Marcio Bahia; the trumpet player Henrique Manso Jr. also stands out in the track 'Piratininga'. Henrique is the grandson of the first Marvio's teacher, Pedro Motta (from the ‘Instituto Abel’ Orquestra in the city of Niteroi, state of Rio de Janeiro). Marvio Ciribelli wrote several trombone lines, played by Johnson de Almeida and Paulo Williams himself; Ronaldo do Bandolim from the groups 'Época de Ouro' and 'Trio Madeira Brasil' plays the solo in the track 'Fazendo o que gosta', another collaboration from the trio Marvio, Dudu and Bahia, a song that, later, lent its title to the project that takes place at the Bar Orquídea.

The repertoire of the CD also counts with the choro 'Théo e seu Tio', a Marvio's composition in homage to his nephew, a track that features the bass player Dudu Lima. The other tracks from Marvio in this record are 'Xote Blues', 'Orx Samba', the baião 'Feiticeira', the samba-tango 'Luz de Velas' and the samba-canção 'Simone'. Another novelty is the arrangement from Marvio, of nearly nine minutes, for the choro 'O Corta Jaca' from Chiquinha Gonzaga with an incredible drum solo made by Marcio Bahia. The front cover art is by Fernando Nunes.

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Artists: Marvio Ciribelli and Hermanes Abreu
Title: O Homem não foi feito para cair (2000)
CD 888- 05
Recording: Dennis Elsig and Lusier Robert live in 1999 at the 33rd Montreux Jazz Festival in
Mixing: Marcelo Sabóia at the AR Studios
Mastering: Rodrigo Lopes (Visom Digital)
Sleeve: Auxiliadora Abreu

O homem não foi feito para cair.mp3

Marvio Ciribelli was invited to go back to the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1999. His concert at the festival was recorded in 24 channels and later mixed in Brazil. 'O homem não foi feito para cair', title of the track that opens the CD, is a Marvio's collaboration with the trombone player Paulo Williams.

For his third event at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Marvio Ciribelli invited his friend Hérmanes Abreu, guitar player and vocalist from Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, who played two of his own tracks 'Olho d'água das Flores' and 'Rio Paraibuna'. These are also included in the CD. The result is a mixture of the ‘carioca’ (person born in the City of Rio de Janeiro) and ‘mineiro’ (person born in the State of Minas Gerais – Brasil) accents in samba, baião and choro. Hermanes is also, the producer of the Ibitipoca Jazz Festival witch takes place every month of july in the city of Ibitipoca, also in the state of Minas Gerais.

The group that played with Marvio and Hermanes at the gig was the following: Dudu Lima (bass), Rocyr Abbud (drum and percussion) and Paulo Williams (trombone, percussion and vocals).

Mixing Brazilian rhythms with the freedom of expression characteristic of jazz, Marvio presented us with the new compositions 'Samba do Branco maluco' and ‘Namorados da lua', this one a homage to his cousin, the singer Lúcio Alves, who became one of the greatest Brazilian singers. He was the bandleader of the group which name lends its title to the song.

There are new arrangements for his compositions 'Clique' and 'Festa', both from his first LP, and also for the tracks 'Mr. Carnival' and 'Floresta Urbana' (from the CD before of the same name). 'Floresta Urbana' counts with the especial collaboration of the Argentinean saxophone player Blas Rivera, who also played at the Montreux Jazz Festival at the occasion.

Artist: Marvio Ciribelli
Title: Nazareth na Confraria (1998)
CD 888-04
Recording: Marcelo Sabóia (AR Studios); Vanius, Peninha and Carlinhos (EG Studio); Gerson Pompeu, Luiz Claudio Coutinho and Ronaldo (Master Music); Alexandre and Daniel Cheese (Factory Studio) Kakao Figueiredo (Music Dreams Studio), Otto Drechsler (Rio Digital Arts) during 1996/1997
Mixing: Marcelo Sabóia (AR Studios)
Mastering: Rodrigo Lopes (Visom Digital)
Sleeve: Fernando Nunes
Cover Photo: Fernando March


Marvio Ciribelli's forth CD opens with the title track, 'Nazareth na Confraria', his homage to the pianist and composer Ernesto Nazareth. Ernesto Nazareth is the author of the song 'Turuna', which appears in a new arrangement for piano. This double homage occurs because Marvio believes that if Ernesto Nazareth were alive today, he would probably be mixing choro, baião and samba, in a similar way Marvio does himself. Marvio's arrangement for 'Nazareth na Confraria' goes beyond the mixtures above mentioned and even acquires a 'progressive' choro flavour with the group formed by Rocyr Abbud (drums), Rogério Fernandes (bass), Dom Chacal (percussion) and Paulo Williams (trombone), apart from Marvio himself on piano and synthesizers.

In a partnership with Marcos Valle, we have the track 'Stay', a bossa-nova with English lyrics, interpreted by the American singer Freddy Cole. Some song's vocal melodies were also sung by the singer Fátima Regina and by Marvio's sister Mylena Ciribelli. Marcos Valle also appears in 'Tião Braço Forte', which he wrote with his brother Paulo Sérgio Valle, in an instrumental arrangement form for the first time. The drummer Ivan Conti, the 'Mamão' from the group Azymuth, also lends his special collaboration to the track and the vocal melodies were made by Paulo Williams and Vanessa Rangel.

Bill Lee, Film Director Spike Lee's father, appears with the theme for the film 'Mo' Better Blues', with the collaboration of the guitar player Jerry Byrd and the bass player Tom Hubbard, both renowned American musicians. The trombone player Paulo Williams also plays in this track making an interesting vocal solo with Brazilian motifs. The result is a blues with a Brazilian touch.

Chico Buarque and Cristóvão Bastos are the composers of the famous Brazilian Hit 'Todo Sentimento'. The song was recorder with a jazzy flavor, guaranteed by Marvio's arrangement and by the collaboration of Idriss Boudrioua (saxophone) and Jerry Byrd (guitar).

'Nego Veio' a collaboration between Marvio Ciribelli and the saxophone player Gláucio Martins, blend influences of ‘candomblé’ music and French melodies. This track also features Alex Malheiros' bass, Sidinho Moreira's percussion, Dino Rangel's guitar and Glaucio Martins's saxophone. 'Saudade', also from Marvio, is a 'marcha-rancho'; 'Andorinha' (Tom Jobim) and 'Saveiros' (Dory Caymmi/Nelson Motta) appear in a medley in bossa-nova rhythm, together with the track 'Luz', from Marvio himself. The track was recorded in a trio format with Marvio on piano, Rogério Fernandes on bass and Guilherme Gonçalves on drums.

The CD has two more tracks from Marvio Ciribelli. 'Romance' a bossa that brings us once more Tom Hubbard's acoustic bass and 'Êta Muié Danada' that counts with Marcelo Martins's flute and Sidinho Moreira's percussion, that gives the track a north-eastern forró atmosphere fused to Jazz.

'Cidades' is a samba-funk from Alex Malheiros, an up-tempo track that counts with a beautiful participating of the percussionist Dom Chacal.


Artists: Sidinho Moreira, Alex Malheiros and Marvio Ciribelli
Title: Floresta Urbana (1996)
CD 888-03
Recording and Mixing: Kakao Figueiredo (Music Dreams Studio) during 1992/1993
Mastering: Rodrigo Lopes (Visom Digital)
Sleeve: Renato Bittencourt

Mr. Carnival.mp3

Rain-forest rhythms and carnival magic give birth to what Rio-based composers Marvio Ciribelli, Sidinho Moreira and Alex Malheiros call Jungle Soul, a kind of Jazz-New Age. Rooted in native rhythms, this new sound captures the essence of the Brazilian experience.

In the CD repertoire there are compositions from the three musicians: 'Mr. Carnival', 'Ciranda', 'Tucano', 'Malaria Jazz', 'Floresta Urbana', 'Anaconda', 'Moshi Moshi Aoyama-San', 'Yanomami', 'Rio Traffic Jam', 'Jaguar' and 'Cafeína'. These compositions are totally new, but exiting arrangements are included for Bronislau Kaper & Ned Washington's On Green Dolphin Street and Villa-Lobos' 'Bachiana Nº5' . 'Green Dolphin Street' is a standard jazz recorded in samba rhythm and Bachianas Brasileiras n° 5 is now presented in a free form.

Using foreground percussion against a jazz backdrop, these samba players take listeners on an Amazonian adventure where they may experience tropical passion with a Jungle Soul. Sidinho Moreira's percussion instruments and his peculiar way of playing them form the basis of the work. Almost all the harmonies and melodies were created by Marvio Ciribelli and Alex Malheiros from Sidinho's rhythm lines. To summarize, it's basically Brazilian rhythms and Brazilian instruments with Jazz in the background.

Alex Malheiros was considered by the musical critics from the New York Times as ‘an expressive musician, bearer of a rhythmic animation and musical spontaneity without limits'. Alex has recorded several albums of great success with Azymuth, both with the American labels Fantasy and Enigma as well as with the English label Far Out. Alex has also recorded with Simone, Airto Moreira, Chico Buarque, Flora Purim, Ivan Lins and Mark Murphy.

Sidinho Moreira has played with such Brazilian Greats as Elis Regina, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa. He has also provided rhythm for Paul Simon, Sting, Julio Iglesias and Black Mambaso. With Paul Simon, he recorded the CD 'Rhythm of the Saints' and has played at the famous concert in Central Park in New York. Sidinho also gives percussion clinics in Brazil, Australia and Japan.

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Artist: Marvio Ciribelli
Title: Ao Vivo no Montreux Jazz Festival
CD 888-02 (1994)
Recording and Mixing: Florian Rod and Luisier Robert live in 1993 at the 27th Montreux Jazz Festival
Mastering: Denilson Campos, Sérgio Murilo and Brent Hieatt
Sleeve: Ronald Palatinik


First live CD from the pianist Marvio Ciribelli where some of the tracks previously recorded got a new version. The tracks were the 'choro' 'Era Só o que faltava' (Ian Guest and Marvio Ciribelli), the 'baião' 'Mió di Bão' (Marcelo Martins and Marvio Ciribelli) and the samba 'Centro Avante' (Marvio Ciribelli).

The group that followed Marvio Ciribelli in this trip to Montreux was formed by Paulo Williams (trombone and vocals), Glaucio Martins (sax and flute), Rocyr Abbud (drums) and Rogério Fernandes (bass).

In this CD, Marvio has also made an arrangement for the well known samba from João Bosco and Aldir Blanc, 'Bala com Bala', which Marvio still plays at his gigs and at the time it even got a ballroom choreography signed by the dancer Jimmy (Rio de Janeiro).

Ciranda, a track Marvio made in collaboration with the bass player Alex Malheiros and the percussion player Sidinho Moreira had its first version in this record with vocals from Paulo Williams. The novelties were the 'baião' 'Mexe e Remexe' (Marcelo Martins and Marvio Ciribelli), the 'choro' 'Gaiato', the 'samba canção' 'Sobrepasso' and 'É Tempo de Frevo', all from Marvio Ciribelli.

In the first track was recorded the official group presentation made by the American Big Bands representative in Montreux, Richard Dunscomb.

Artist: Marvio Ciribelli
Title: Era Só o que Faltava (1993)
CD 888-01
Recording: Jaime Além, Jota Moraes and Mário Jorge (Músika Studio), Celso Ferraz and Bernardo Muricy (Drum Studio), Marvio Ciribelli (Studio 888), Antonio Vicente (Sonoviso), Daniel Cheese (Music Factory), Marcelo Sabóia (Ed Lincoln Studios)
Mixing: Marcelo Sabóia and Marcos Sabóia
Mastering: Denilson Campos
Sleeve: Fernando Nunes
Cover Photo: Fernando Talask


Marvio Ciribelli brought to the CD 'Era só o que Faltava' some of his first recordings from the 2 LPs from the beginning of his career, namely 'Mantra' and 'A Contradança'. The song 'Mantra' was the main track in this CD. Mantra was well played in radios from Rio de Janeiro and got the collaboration of Renato Franco (saxophone), Alex Malheiros (bass), Fernando Caneca (guitar), Rocyr Abbud, (drums), Jakaré and Jota Moraes (percussion).

Marvio has also recorded new tracks. 'Lume' had special collaboration from the bass player Arthur Maia (from Gilberto Gil's group) and the guitar player Luiz Brasil (from Caetano Veloso's group). 'Mulheres' had the collaboration of José Santa Roza (João Nogueira's bass player).

The guitar player Heitor TP (who was part of the group Simply Red) has played in 4 tracks in this
album: 'Encanto' (Marvio Ciribelli), 'Jazzy' (Marvio Ciribelli), 'Jahp' (Gonçalo Wagner, Jayme Periard, Marvio Ciribelli) and 'A Contradança' (Alex Malheiros, Dom Chacal and Marvio Ciribelli).

Later the track 'A Contradança' would be part of 2 Brazilian Music compilations launched in Germany, which were 'Groove Brazil 500 years' (2000) and 'Dancing in Rio' (2001).

Marvio wrote for a brass and woodwind set that counted with musicians of expression such as the trumpet players Guilherme Dias Gomes and Chico Oliveira (nowadays in the band that accompanies the Brazilian TV presenter Jô Soares), Marcelo Martins (sax and flute), Idriss Boudrioua (saxophone), Glaucio Martins (saxophone), Paulo Williams (trombone), José Roberto Soares (flute and piccolo) and Renato Franco (saxophone). With different line-ups, the set plays in tracks such as 'Devejá' (Marvio Ciribelli), 'Era só o que faltava' (Ian Guest and Marvio Ciribelli) and 'Centro Avante' (Marvio Ciribelli).

'Centro-Avante' was composed by Marvio as a homage to his sister Mylena Ciribelli who is a TV presenter. Marvio says: 'My sister is a 'centro-avante' (which means 'center forward') of sports on TV' an allusion to Mylena's avant-guarde way of presenting sports programs. She was also one of the first female voices on radio with the group of professionals that worked at the famous 'Fluminense FM'. (Nicknamed 'A Maldita' in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro)

Jota Moraes, a famous Brazilian arranger and keyboardist, but playing his original instrument, the vibraphone, makes inventive solos in 'Devejá' and 'Seda'. The group 'Maite-Tchu' (Aline Cabral, Cacala, Líli Abreu, Simô, Fred Biasotto and Gutti Rocha) makes originals vocals in 'Jahp' (Marvio Ciribelli, Gonçalo Wagner and Jayme Periard) and 'Seda' (Marvio Ciribelli), who counts with the special collaboration of the bass player Mazinho Ventura.

Sidinho Moreira (percussion) plays in the track 'Desenho' an honourable collaboration of Marvio with one of the greatest musicians in the world, his teacher Luiz Eça. Marco de Carvalho (guitar), was also Luiz Eça's student and nowadays lives in the United States. He plays in 'Centro-Avante'.

The percussion set formed by 'Zizinho do pandeiro' and Dom Chacal plays in many tracks being 'Centro-Avante's' batucada (a drum show at the end of the song) the one which stands out most.

Artist: Dudu Lima
Title: Nossa História (2004)
CD 888-09
Recording: Ricardo Resende e Hamilton Augusto (Estúdio Nave, Juiz de Fora); Alexandre Hang, (Drum Studio); Ricardo Bomba (Estúdio Verde); Marcelo Saboia (AR Studios)
Mixing: Marcelo Saboia (AR Studios)
Mastering: Carlos Freitas (Classic Master)
Cover Photo: Luciano Calvário
Sleeve: LAB Propaganda

Rapadura é doce mas não é mole não.mp3

This new work from Dudu Lima has as a feature the choro ‘Rapadura é doce mas não é mole não’ (Rapadura – a kind of Brazilian sweet – is sweet but not soft). The CD counts with the collaboration of Dudu Viana and Jovino Santos Neto (pianists), Mamão, Marcio Bahia and Leandro Scio (drummers), Marcelo Martins (saxophonist), Fofinho Forever and Joãozinho da Percussão (percussionists), Áurea Regina (harmonica), Hermanes Abreu, Tânia Bicalho and Roger Resende, (voices), Juarez Moreira (guitarist) and one of the best musicians in the world, Hermeto Pascoal.

Artist: Dudu Lima
Title: Regina (2000)
CD 888-06
Recording: Luiz Claudio Coutinho (Castelo Studio), Ricardo Resende (Estúdio Nave, Juiz de Fora), Marcelo Sabóia (AR Studios)
Mixing: Marcelo Sabóia (AR Studios)
Mastering: Rodrigo Lopes (Visom Digital)
Design: Luiz André Gama
Cover Photo: Lique

Samba do Ticlaim.mp3

Double bass player, composer and arranger, Dudu Lima was born in Juiz de Fora, in the State of Minas Gerais. He has played along with musicians such as Mamão, Mauro Senise, Andrea Ernest Dias, Franklin da Flauta, Élcio Cáfaro, Raimundo Nicioli, Odete Ernest Dias and even the American guitar player Stanley Jordan, who called him to take part in his group in the Jazz and Blues Festival in Búzios, in 2001.

In Europe, Dudu has taken part in the Brienz Jazz Festival and in the 33rd Montreux Jazz Festival, where the CD 'O homem não foi feito para cair' from Marvio Ciribelli and Hérmanes Abreu was recorded. In Brazil, he played at the Juiz de Fora Pro-Jazz Festival, Ipatinga Live Jazz, Búzios Jazz and Blues Festival and Ibitipoca Jazz Festival. Dudu Lima is part of the Hérmanes Abreu Trio with whom he recorded the CD 'Gaiwaio' and took part in the recording of the soundtrack for the film 'A Terceira Morte de Joaquim Bolívar', from Flavío Cândido.

In the CD 'Regina', a homage to his Mother, Dudu Lima shows us his own compositions that have jazz influences on top of Brazilian rhythms. Many of his themes were specially made for double bass. One can clearly hear the 'Minas' accent coming through, not just in the melodies but in the harmony as well.

The CD counts also with the pianist Marvio Ciribelli, the drummers Márcio Bahia, Rocyr Abbud and Leandro Scio, the trombone player Paulo Williams, the guitar player Alexandre Scio and the singer Hérmanes Abreu. The CD also brings a collaboration of Dudu and the guitar player Chico Curzio and a track from the pianist Kakim Itaborahy.

Artist: Hérmanes Abreu
Title: Gaiwaio (2000)
CD 888-07
Recording: Kiko Ladeira
Mixing: Marcelo Sabóia (AR Studios)
Mastering: Rodrigo Lopes (Visom Digital)
Photos: Lique
Design: Auxiliadora Abreu

Dança dos morcegos.mp3

Hérmanes Abreu was born in the state of Paraiba but he was raised in the State of Minas Gerais. He grew up appreciating popular music from Minas Gerais, which influenced him a lot with its great folk richness.

Hérmanes Abreu was a student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (USA) in the 90's and played several times in America, where he formed a following audience that still follows up his work.

In this CD, Hérmanes Abreu has the percussion of Ricardo Frota and the bass of Dudu Lima, The album was inspired in the nursery rhyme 'Nessa Nessa' from the west of Africa, sang in a homage to ‘Gaiwaio’, the creator of the wind. The result is an informal way of interpreting, highlighted by the unusual 'instruments' used by Ricardo Frota: the 'electric tree', ‘water’, ‘straw’, ‘coconut tree straw’, ‘hoses’ and several other pieces of things that make sound. The presentation of the themes is done in a totally free style.

Hérmanes Abreu is the organizer of the Ibitipoca Jazz Festival which takes place every last weekend of July in the city of Ibitipoca in the State of Minas Gerais.

Artist: Marvio Ciribelli
Title: A Contradança (1991)
Recording: Jaime Além, Mário Jorge, Daniel Cheese and Jota Moraes (Músika Studio)
Mixing: Marcelo Sabóia and Marcos Sabóia
Producing: Guilherme Gonçalves e Marvio Ciribelli
Sleeve: Fernando Nunes
Cover Photo: Fernando Talask

Mió di bão.mp3

Marvio’s second vinyl record.

Musicians: Rocyr Abbud (drums), Rogério Fernandes (bass), Paulo Williams (trombone), Renato Franco (saxophone), Jota Moraes (vibraphone), Maite-Tchu (vocals), Mazinho Ventura (bass), Dom Chacal (percussion), Zizinho do Pandeiro (percussion), Guilherme Dias Gomes (trumpet), Chico Oliveira (trumpet), Alex Malheiros (bass), Heitor TP (acoustic and electric guitars), Marcelo Martins (saxophone and flute), Guilherme Gonçalves (percussion), José Roberto Soares (flute), Marco de Carvalho (guitar).

Tracks: A Contradança (Alex Malheiros, Dom Chacal and Marvio Ciribelli); Seda (Marvio Ciribelli); Jazzy (Marvio Ciribelli); Centro-Avante (Marvio Ciribelli); Jahp (Gonçalo Wagner, Jayme Periard and Marvio Ciribelli); Mió de Bão (Marcelo Martins and Marvio Ciribelli); Encanto (Marvio Ciribelli) De-ve-já (Marvio Ciribelli).


Artist: Marvio Ciribelli
Title: Mantra (1988)
Recording: Alex Malheiros (Studio 888), Antonio Vicente (Sonoviso) and Denilson Campos (Studio Master)
Mixagem: Alex Malheiros, Antonio Vicente and Denilson Campos
Sleeve: Fernando Nunes
Cover Photo: Paulo Chaffim


Marvio’s first vinyl record.

Musicians: Luiz Claudio Ramos (guitar), Sidinho Moreira (percussion), Alex Malheiros (bass), Renato Franco (saxophones and flute), Sergio Nacif (bass), Rocyr Abbud (drums); Giovanni Bizzotto (guitar) and the vocal group ‘Dá no Coro’.

Tracks: Mantra (Marvio Ciribelli); Um carinho (Marvio Ciribelli); Mafê-Carajázz (Marvio Ciribelli); Desenho (Luis Eça and Marvio Ciribelli); Tian (Marvio Ciribelli); Clique (Marvio Ciribelli); Festa em Friburgo (Alex Malheiros and Marvio Ciribelli); Sans Souci (Giovanni Bizzotto and Marvio Ciribelli); Era só o que faltava (Ian Guest and Marvio Ciribelli).


Artists: Marvio Ciribelli & Marcelo Salazar

Photos: Adhemir Rebelo e Margareth Pinheiro

Efeitos Sonoros.mp3

A new duo work: piano/percussion (CD still unavailable).

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