New & Special Releases

New and special releases are available for sale in both physical and digital formats.

Please note that some previously released recordings are available exclusively on this site and NOT available on I-Tunes, CDbaby or other digital music distributors.

For all other released recordings, be sure to visit the MAIN RECORDINGS PAGE.
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QUARTETO MODERNO DEBUT CD  

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QUARTETO MODERNO "LIVE! AO VIVO"


Richard Boukas and his acclaimed Brazilian Jazz Ensemble Quarteto Moderno debut CD captures their exciting live performance at New School for the Performing Arts. The CD features ten Boukas compositions, each piece dedicated to a great Brazilian composer and musician.


Also available are COMPLETE MUSIC SCORES to all ten Boukas compositions at the BRAZILIAN JAZZ SCORES STORE.

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For a limited time ONLY (through January 2), the new QUARTETO MODERNO CD "Live! Ao Vivo!" is available at a special holiday price of $12.50 - a discount of 17%.

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QUARTETO MODERNO LIVE! AO VIVO! CD
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Debut CD of Richard Boukas' acclaimed Brazilian Jazz ensemble, featuring ten live tracks of original Boukas compositions, each dedicated to a master Brazilian composer. Enjoy samba, choro, baião, and other Brazilian genres with this fantastic ensemble!

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Novosel-Boukas Duo: Live at St. Michael's CD

Novosel-Boukas Duo: Live at St. Michael's CD

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Debut CD of definitive live performance by the dynamic duo of guitarist-vocalist Richard Boukas and Croatian tambura virtuoso Filip Novosel.

Featured are twelve original compositions spanning Brazilian, Balkan, Jazz, Classical and Gypsy influences, including three tracks with enhanced vocal overdubs.

The classic hall ambience of St. Michael's auditorium has a spacious, rich sonority which heightens the exciting interaction between the musicians and the listener's intimacy with the music.

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Novosel-Boukas Duo: Live at St. Michael's DVD

Novosel-Boukas Duo: Live at St. Michael's DVD

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Fully produced DVD of the same live Duo performance as the CD. Features same high resolution audio and video chapters for easy navigation between pieces.

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QUARTETO MODERNO LIVE! AO VIVO!

Richard Boukas/Quarteto Moderno

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The exciting debut live CD from Richard Boukas and his Brazilian Jazz ensemble Quarteto Moderno. The performance from New School of the Performing Arts presents ten Boukas compositions, each dedicated to a famous Brazilian composer/musician. Tributes include Hermeto Pascoal, Toninho Horta, Guinga, Sérgio Santos, Jovino Santos Neto, Radamés Gnattali and Luiz Gonzaga.

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  1. 1 Chuva No Sertão_QMCD 06:05 Info
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  2. 2 Chorizinho_QMCD 08:04 Info
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  3. 3 Mineiro Mesmo_QMCD 09:17 Info
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  4. 4 Viva O Som!_QMCD 03:55 Info
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  5. 5 Calico_QMCD 09:04 Info
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  6. 6 Marcha Radamés_QMCD 04:02 Info
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  7. 7 Fréderic Frêvo_QMCD 03:17 Info
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  8. 8 Boukas Baião_QMCD 08:03 Info
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  9. 9 Samba P'ro Sérgio_QMCD 05:46 Info
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  10. 10 Valsa Azul_QMCD 04:09 Info
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Novosel - Boukas Duo: Live at St. Michael's / New York City

Novosel - Boukas Duo

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The Novosel - Boukas Duo long-awaited debut CD is now available for digital distribution.

This stellar live Duo performance in New York City features twelve exciting original compositions exploring Brazilian, Balkan, Jazz and Classical realms. The sheer virtuosity and intense interaction between Boukas and Novosel remains throughout as they play transformed Balkan folk in odd meters, Brazilian choro, samba and baião, cutting-edge chamber music and introspective ballads. The rich, clear sound quality and hall ambiance of St. Micheal's Recital Hall calls attention to every nuance and darting contrast of moods in this momentous concert.

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  2. 2 Filip's Choro 04:30 Info
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  3. 3 Serenata 04:26 Info
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  4. 4 Ne si go prodavaj koljo ciflikot 06:04 Info
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  5. 5 Chuva no Sertão 05:09 Info
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  6. 6 Chorizinho 04:07 Info
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  7. 7 Melancholy 03:49 Info
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  8. 8 Intrépido 06:16 Info
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  9. 9 Samba pr'o Sérgio 04:48 Info
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  10. 10 Boukas Baião 06:45 Info
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  11. 11 A sto ti je mila kceri 04:39 Info
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  12. 12 Afro Kolo 06:52 Info
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Previously Unreleased Recordings

• Richard Boukas Chamber Works •

A collection of Boukas's chamber works which demonstrate his fresh contemporary voice in that idiom. Synergizing core Brazilian genres (choro, baião, samba, valsa, guarânia) with the polyphonic classical tradition, Boukas forges new territory in chamber music and collaborations with notable ensembles including PUBLIQuartet String Quartet.

This release features the following works:

String Quartet "O Campeão" (the Champion) (2012) dedicated to Brazilian music genius Hermeto Pascoal. It is a work of two very contrasting movements- a brisk Brazilian guarânia and atonal adventures reminiscent of Bartók and early Stravinsky. Commissioned and recorded by PUBLIQuartet String Quartet.

Por do Sol for Flute and String Quartet  (sunset, 2010) a Brazilian toada set in lush impressionist textures, featuring rising star Chia-Ching Mao on flute.

Trio Nordestino for Marimba, Violoncello and Guitar (2011) explores the modal folkloric roots prevalent in northease Brazil. The driving main baião theme is interlaced with lyrical episodes exploring the multifaceted possibilities with these three instruments. Boukas is performing the guitar part, joined by Derek Kwan (marimba) and Jiliane Russo (violoncello).

Choro Sinfônia for String Quartet (1999) An earlier work in seven movements whose basis is Chopin's Nocturne in Eb major, Op.9 no 2. Originally written for the Modern Mandolin Quartet and later adapted for string quartet, the piece transforms Chopin's waltz theme into a lively Brazilian choro with a set of five variations.

For more background on Boukas's chamber works, you can visit the page dedicated to those works.
SCORES for these and any other Boukas chamber works are available at the CHAMBER MUSIC STORE.

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Richard Boukas: Chamber Music

Richard Boukas Chamber Works

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A first-time collection of Boukas complete music for string quartet, string quartet with flute; marimba, cello and guitar. Features La Catrina String Quartet performance of "Chorizinho" (2015), 2012 string quartet "O Campeão" (dedicated to Hermeto Pascoal), Choro Sinfonia (in seven-movements, based on Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 no. 2), Por do Sol for Flute and String Quartet (2010) and Trio Nordestino for Guitar, Marimba and Cello.

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  2. 2 String Qt. "O Campeão" Mvmt 1 07:58 Info
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  3. 3 String Qt. "O Campeão" Mvmt 2 06:37 Info
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  4. 4 Trio Nordestino for Marimba, Violoncello and Guitar 07:24 Info
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  5. 5 Por do Sol (Flute and String Quartet) 06:48 Info
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  6. 6 Choro Sinfonia for String Qt. I. Prelude 01:52 Info
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  7. 7 Choro Sinfonia for String Qt. II. Theme 02:16 Info
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  8. 8 Choro Sinfonia for String Qt. III. Intimo 02:08 Info
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  9. 9 Choro Sinfonia for String Qt. IV. Agitato 02:21 Info
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  10. 10 Choro Sinfonia for String Qt. V. Pensivo 01:44 Info
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  11. 11 Choro Sinfonia for String Qt. VI. Jovem 01:29 Info
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  12. 12 Choro Sinfonia for String Qt. VII. Finale 05:15 Info
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Richard Boukas: First Glance

Five tracks from Boukas' first major professional recording project for which he wrote, arranged and produced all the music.

First Glance was completed in 1977– a pivotal time in his development as a composer, guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. The project shows a young ambitious musician at stylistic crossroads between jazz, Latin jazz, fusion to chamber and choral vocal ensembles- ranging from small jazz ensemble to a Many notable colleagues participated in the project including jazz greats Tom Harrell (trumpet), Ralph Lalama (tenor) and Jack Wilkins (guitar).

Because of its eclectic nature, placing it with a label at that time was quite difficult in an era when stylistic barriers in the recording industry were dominating the way original jazz was marketed. Richard's longtime engineer Steve Vavagiakis of 
Bang-Zoom Productionsremastered the project in 2011, as well as Boukas' first two LPs on his Jazz Essence label, Commitment and Embarcadero (see RECORDINGS page). These three projects are now available for digital delivery for the first time.
 

Richard Boukas: First Glance

Richard Boukas: First Glance

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Richard Boukas' first major recording project from 1977, never previously released. An eclectic mix of jazz, fusion, latin and chamber music representing true stylistic crossroads for the young artist as a composer, arranger, performer, bandleader and producer.

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  2. 2 Rudolph Goes West 07:48 Info
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  3. 3 Autumn Suite 09:33 Info
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  4. 4 Birthday Ballad 05:51 Info
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  5. 5 Ontario Moon 06:21 Info
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