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Jose Roberto Bertrami the phenomenal Fender Rhodes piano player from my favorite Brazilian Jazz group Azymuth returns with another stellar collection of jazzy, funky and soulful grooves as the featured soloist on his latest project “Aventura,” now available on Far Out Records which is based in the UK. ~ The Urban Flux

Jose R. Bertrami

Jose R. Bertrami

Jose Roberto Bertrami | Aventura [Far Out (UK), 2009]

A different groove than usual for Jose Roberto Bertrami — and a record that definitely lives up to the promise of its title! Bertrami’s really broken free from the regular Azymuth groove on this set — much more so than on some of his recent solo albums — playing here with a vibe that’s very jazzy at times, with a range of different modes — mod one minute, funky the next, and sweetly straight at other points! Jose Roberto handles his familiar Fender Rhodes on most tracks — but also plays a bit of organ and acoustic piano as well — and other instrumentation includes guitar, bass, and drums — plus added horns on some of the fuller, funkier tracks. A few tunes feature some great wordless vocals from Bertrami — scatting along with his keyboards in a warm and breezy way — and production on the set is great.

**Originally released in April, 2009 …**

Source: DustyGroove.com