Ben-Hur, Roni & Nilson Matta

Motéma, 2011CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 17.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Headliners Matta (b) and Ben-Hur (g) lead a quartet with Victor Lewis (d) and Café (perc). They perform a dozen mostly Latin classics. They merge Brazilian samba and New York modern bebop over a dozen selections. The songs range from the light spirited “Laventos” to instrumental ballads like “Rosa”. But there are highlights aplenty: “Baden”, “Canal Street” with a strong solo by Lewis and many more. Roni does an excellent job leading the melodies throughout the session complemented by several excellent solos from Matta.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity