Friday, March 24, 2017

Trio Choro Moderno

Trio Choro Moderno - l-r: Pedro Ramos (cav, violão tenor), Paulo Ramos
(violão 7 cordas), Diego Pereira (dm)
Trio Choro Moderno was formed in 2013. Before the trio was formed, the brothers Paulo (7 string guitar) and Pedro Ramos (cavaquinho/tenor guitar)  had a duo together. Since 2009, Pedro Ramos is a professor at Souza Lima Music College in São Paulo.  He first met the drummer Diego Pereira there as a drums student in 2013. Pedro was very impressed by Diego's musicianship and invited him to join the duo along with his brother Paulo. - Since 2013, the trio has played in music bars, jazz clubs and theaters in the São Paulo music scene and the interior of São Paulo state as well. In mid 2014 Trio Choro Moderno did their first international tour in Portugal. - In 2017, Trio Choro Moderno  has released their first CD, called Bolo de Fubá (Corn Cake). The CD presents original compositions and features special guests Sizão Machado on acoustic bass, Vitor Alcantara on tenor and soprano sax and Guilherme Ribeiro on accordeon. The compositions explore the vast choro music universe, with its various rhythms such as samba, maxixe, schotish, waltz and frevo. (info excerpted from official website, here )
CD front: Trio Choro Moderno, Bolo de Fubá (independent, 2017)
The CD was recorded in 2016 and contain twelth tracks, most of them arranged and composed by members of the trio (- for details, see Discos do Brasil here) -  Here's the title track of the cd from a YouTube video

There are a couple of new arrangements of well known choros, i.e. Arranca Toca (Meira) and Cristal¨by Jacob do Bandolim, the last mentioned also available in a YouTube video

The CD by Trio Choro Moderno is recommended and available for purchase as digital download here 


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