Mack Avenue, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O’s Notes: Oscar is a living legend, an icon emanating from Brazil who has successfully combined samba beats with traditional jazz to arrive with music that has mass appeal without alienating the purists. Highlights are “Não Me Diga Adeus”, “All One”, “Naima” and a violin led Latin arrangement of ‘Round Midnight”. Oscar leads a very talented band which includes Alex Acuña, Don Grusin, Brian Bromberg and Luciana Souza. The results speak for themselves. This one is a winner.