Nando Michelin ::|:: Reencontro [Fresh Sound Records, 2010]
In one of those eternal conundrums in the life of an artist, while Nando Michelin gets plenty of recognition he is relatively little known outside the small coterie of musicians who have taken the proverbial creative leap and transcended cultural boundaries. To be as little known as Michelin in outside intellectual circles is a pathetic fallacy. This is no fault of Michelin of course. He is technically superb and forges virtuosity and creativity together, turning out adventurous compositions. Michelin fortunately remains unfazed by his small following and he has released eight outstanding albums. His latest is Reencontro, a joyous reunion of his trio – with Esperanza Spalding on bass and Richie Barshay on drums and percussion – adding Leala Cyr, a musician with an ethereal voice and who plays a superb trumpet as well. The pianist’s teenage son, Tiago also joins in on drums, on two tracks. —Raul da Gama
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