Ruiz, Otmaro & Bruno Mangueira

Blue Canoe, 2020CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 79
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Venezuelan pianist Otmaro Ruiz teams up with Brazilian guitarist Bruno Mangueira for Essencia. We enjoyed the simple Latin rhythms of guitar and piano on “Samba Pro Toninho”, “And Then She Smiles” and “Acordando”. Those rhythms are delightfully fresh and playful leading towards a rich, jovial session that blends traditional warm Latin American music with jazz.


Publicist: Blue Canoe