East Side Rio Drive

“A modern master of contemporary Brazilian music, bassist/composer Nilson Matta has recorded with Trio Da Paz (with Fonseca), Kenny Barron, Don Pullen, Joe Henderson, Claudio Roditi and his own group, Brazilian Voyage. As fine as those recordings are, EAST SIDE RIO DRIVE is something special.”


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World Blue Records and Bassist/Composer Nilson Matta release“EastSideRioDrive,” a uniquely creative recording that’s got some real force and punch to it. The blend of South (Romero Lubambo, Cyro Baptista) and North (Anne Drummond, Craig Handy) American musicians– as well as pianist Edsel Gomez from Puerto Rico – is a wonderfully balanced mixture of jazzy sounds from the two hemispheres. It’s soothing and relaxing in places, but gutsy and bold in others – it utilizes the conventions of the genre creatively and, at the same time, refuses to be limited by them.

Thanks to Crossover Media for rolling out this record full gear.

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“Gratitude and appreciation to this incredible, remarkably creative, and innovative team…Many thanks, as well, to Frank Liwall and Frank Blasucci at Krian Music Group”

– HL Pops


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