For Para Além da Saudade (Beyond Sadness), her third album, Ana Moura has deepened her ongoing creative partnership with Jorge Fernando, who contributes music and lyrics, plus sensitive yet gloriously intricate accompaniment. She also interprets works by Custódio Castelo, another noted guitar virtuoso and arranger, and a host of other revered songwriters. GRAMMY® Award-winning sax man Tim Ries, who has played with The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Joe Henderson, Sheryl Crow and innumerable other top recording artists, co-composed Velho Anjo and sits in on “A Sós com a Noite,” while Spanish singer/actor Patxi Andión appears on “Vaga, no Azul Amplo Solta.” Whether starkly declaiming or swirling into filigreed crescendos of emotion, Ana Moura’s burnished alto personifies fado’s darkly sensual credo of wisdom born of pain, grace amid futility, and sexual passion perpetually on simmer, despite repeated and increasingly bitter betrayals.
KCRW Tom Schnabel’s Top 10 of 2008 The Beat magazine’s Best of 2008
"Portuguese-born António Zambujo sings fado, the style of music often called Portugal’s blues. For decades, the genre’s mournful songs have been associated with female singers — from the late Amália Rodrigues, whose role in popularizing the genre worldwide earned her the nickname "Queen of Fado," to current superstar Mariza. But Zambujo is starting to carve his own territory with a different approach to the music, one closer in tone to Brazil’s João Gilberto, or perhaps America’s Chet Baker. Hear his story at the audio link."
Last Saturday, António Zambujo brought down the house at Carnegie Hall and now his latest album Quinto is No. 8 on iTunes Top Latino Albums! If you still don’t have it, get your copy here: http://ow.ly/tty5g
"We’ll go ahead and guess that most of you don’t make Portuguese music part of your standard listening. That is all the more reason to head over to the Dakota tonight to see Antonio Zambujo, one of the best fado musicians around. Wondering what fado is? It’s classic Portuguese music similar to other Latin sounds such as salsa, but not quite as intense. Think of a stripped down, acoustic salsa that is more about vocals and less about dancing—perfect for the patented Minnesota sway from the comfort of your seat. Zambujo has won major awards for his music, and stays true to classic fado roots, while many other young fado musicians are trying to take it in a new, bolder direction. 7:00 p.m. $35 —EJ
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com”
Catch Zambujo in San Francisco tomorrow at Yoshi’s Oakland-San Francisco!! http://ow.ly/t4U4X
Friday - Musical Instrument Museum - MIM - Phoenix, AZ
Saturday - Kirkland Performance Center - Seattle, WA
2/4 - Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant - Minneapolis, MN
2/7 - Aventura Arts and Cultural Center - Aventura, FL
2/8 - Carnegie Hall - New York, NY
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