A Records, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O’s Notes: Dave follows up his performance on Standard Wonder with a fusion of Brazilian and American jazz. He marries world class musicians from the US and Brazil including Valtinho Anastacio (percussion, vocals), Duduka Da Fonseca (d), Nilson Matta (b), David Berkman (p) and Pete McCann (g). Mostly Pietro composes the music with a few tunes from Valtinho. The resulting amalgamation is fresh. It leans more towards samba/bossa nova beats with pleasing results. Dave does a nice job simmering with his sax on “Canto Triste”. We also like the simple beauty of “Remembrance” with a leading bass solo from Matta. Our favorite is “Hamartia”, an upbeat song with tight beats on drums from Paulo Braga. This collaboration was successful and hopefully the start of many more!