Modern Traditions Ensemble

Adventure, 2005CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 12.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: MTE is five Brazilian musicians: Benjamin Taubkin (p), Isaias Bueno De Almeida (mandolin), Israel 7 Cordas (g) Naylor Azevedo (sax) and Guello (perc). They play their own interpretations of choro music. We liked the bubbly “Sonoroso” and “Lamentos do Morro”, two of the nine songs. We also like the beauty of Taubkin’s piano and Almeida’s mandolin blending on “Lamentos” before the festive finale “Cheguei”.