Trio & Duo Brasileiro

is a contemporary Brazilian Jazz ensemble which performs both original compositions and fresh interpretations of Brazilian classics from composers including Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Sérgio Santos, Chico Buarque and Hermeto Pascoal. The Trio also presents the music of legendary acoustic guitarist composers and interpreters from Garôto to Rafael Rabello.

The trio features the same core rhythm section as Quarteto Moderno:

Richard Boukas  guitar, vocals, composer-arranger
Gustavo Amarante electric bass
Maurício Zottarelli   drums, percussion

The creative agility and openness afforded by the trio format (including Boukas's vocals in Portuguese and scatsinging) is explored to its full potential. Symbiotic rhythmic interaction makes each interpretation of a given piece fresh and unique.

• TRIO BRASILEIRO performs at clubs, festivals, academic institutions, corporate events

• DUO BRASILEIRO (Richard Boukas and Gustavo Amarante) performs similar repertoire in more intimate settings.

 

Boukas comments on working with his triomates:

"After working with Gustavo and Maurício in
Quarteto Moderno for nearly two years, it became very clear that it was time for us to spin off and begin performing Trio. I consider the trio to be a chamber ensemble with improvisation as its key focus. The quality of music and incredible interaction in Trio Brasileiro rivals the many years I played trio in a more straight-ahead jazz vein."


Gustavo Amarante is a tremendous player, providing both rock-solid groove support and highly creative solos. In either role, his playing is governed by a refined sense of exactly what the music needs at any given point. His meticulous approach to preparing the music brings to the Trio a level of consistency that few bassists are able to achieve.

Maurício Zottarelli is without a doubt the most exciting and creative drummer with whom I have ever had the pleasure to play. His constant level of excitement, keen interaction, and risk-taking sets the bar high for the kind of sensitivity and three-way conversation that is the professional hallmark of any great trio playing.
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Their acclaimed performances at the well-known
jazz guitar venue, Bar Next Door
are featured in the AUDIO PLAYER to the right:

There are twenty-two (22) streamable tracks:
(* are tracks that feature vocals)

The first SEVEN TRIO BRASILEIRO tracks are all original compositions and FREE DOWNLOADS:

1. Gajatucada*     2. Chorizinho*    
3. Boukas Baião  4. Samba Pr'o Sérgio* 
5. Calico      6. Embarcadero       7. Por do Sol


The remaining Trio Brasileiro tracks are as follows.

To select tracks on the audio player, click the  <<  and  >> controls.

Vera Cruz*    Samba de Uma Nota Só        Aqui Oh*      

Áfrico*        A Cor do Pecado (6/4 version)    

Manhã de Carnaval           Garôta de Ipanema    

Samba Triste      A Cor do Pecado
     
Hermeto       Céu e Mar*       Samba de Orfeu             

De Volta ao Samba*          Carinhoso          

Samba de Uma Nota Só (take 2)


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Boukas, Fuller and Zottarelli at the 9th Note.

Boukas, Fuller and Zottarelli at the 9th Note.

JEFF FULLER

JEFF FULLER

Boukas 1mu min
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Live at Bar Next Door, NYC

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  1. 1 Gajatucada (Trio BND2) 08:07
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  2. 2 Chorizinho (Trio) 06:15
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  3. 3 Boukas Baiao (Trio BND2) 06:24
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  4. 4 Samba Pr'o Sergio (Trio BND2) 04:38
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  5. 5 Calico (Live) 02:08
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  6. 6 Embarcadero (Live) 07:54
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  7. 7 Por do Sol (Trio) 07:44
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  8. 8 Vera Cruz (Trio BND2) 04:28
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  9. 9 Samba de Uma Nota Só (Trio) (Jobim) 03:29
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  10. 10 Aqui Oh (Trio) (Toninho Horta) 03:54
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  11. 11 Áfrico (Sérgio Santos) 02:03
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  12. 12 A Cor do Pecado (6/4) Trio BND2 08:01
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  13. 13 Manhã de Carnaval (Bonfá) 04:57
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  14. 14 Garota de Ipanema (Trio BND2) 06:17
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  15. 15 Samba Triste (Baden Powell) 07:46
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  16. 16 A Cor do Pecado (Bororó) 06:53
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  17. 17 Hermeto (Hermeto Pascoal) 03:26
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  18. 18 Céu e Mar (Johnny Alf) 06:22
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  19. 19 Samba de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá) 07:22
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  20. 20 De Volta Ao Samba (Chico Buarque) 02:48
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  21. 21 Carinhoso (Pixinguinha) 02:15
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  22. 22 Samba de Uma Nota Só take 2 (Trio) 07:24
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Trio Brasileiro at Bar Next Door.

Trio Brasileiro at Bar Next Door.

Live at the 9th Note

LISTEN TO TEN LIVE RECORDINGS of TRIO BRASILEIRO with JEFF FULLER on bass and MAURÍCIO ZOTTARELLI on drums at Stamford CT's former Jazz venue, the 9th Note.

NOTE: BOUKAS BAIÃO (original composition by Boukas) is available for FREE DOWNLOAD for a limited period of time. The track features a solo guitar introduction.

These exciting performances include classics by Jobim, Luiz Bonfá, Rodgers and Hart, and original compositions.
You can also visit the Boukas-Fuller Duo page for more live tracks featuring the Brazilian Songbook.

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  1. 1 Garôta de Ipanema/TB 9th N 03:42 Info
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  2. 2 Samba de Orfeu/TB 9th N 08:57 Info
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  3. 3 Wave/TB 9th N 08:15 Info
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  4. 4 Boukas Baião/TB 9th N 07:12 Info Free
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  5. 5 Triste/TB 9th N 07:09 Info
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  6. 6 Carinhoso/TB 9th N 05:34 Info
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  7. 7 I Didn't Know What Time It Was/TB 9th N 09:51 Info
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  8. 8 Por do Sol/TB 9th N 06:52 Info
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  9. 9 Manhã de Carnaval/TB 9th N 08:45 Info
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  10. 10 A Cor do Pecado/TB 9th N 07:44 Info
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