Amanhã [ah-mah-NYAH] by Rich Kowalewski: This title track showcases African, jazz, pop and classical styles important to the groups sound. (play clip)
Saudade [sow-DAH-dee] by Rich K: This original spotlights the lyrical work of guitarist Frank Marinello and special guest guitarist Dave King. (play clip)
Baião por Uta [by-ee-OHN pour OOH-tah] by Rich K: This lively Baião is dedicated to Richs Portuguese instructor, Uta Nieradtka. (play clip)
Xuxa [SHOO-shah] by Rich K, Dennis Sheridan: Inspired by Brazils top female entertainer, this track features a batucada comprised of Dennis Sheridan, Alex Trajano, Hans Muer and Ken Braun (play clip)
Coisa Feita [koiz-ah FAY-tuh] by João Bosco, Aldir Blanc and Paulo Emilio: The groups funky side is highlighted in this Partido Alto.
Tico-Tico No Fubá by Zequinha de Abreu-Eurico Barreiros: Carmen Miranda popularized this Brazilian classic in the 1947 film Copacabana.
Corrupião [korr-oo-pee-OHN] by Edu Lobo: This is a recent composition by a giant of Música popular Brasileira.
Brasileirinho [bra-zeel-ay-REEN-hoe] by Waldir Azevedo: The great Brazilian composer wrote numerous chorinos. This is one of the groups favorites.
O Trenzinho Do Caipira [oh train-zeen-ho doo kye-PEE-rah] by Heitor Villa-Lobos: This tune is adapted from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2, a popular work by the man considered to be Brazils greatest classical composer.
All titles by Rich Kowalewski (Rich K) are published by KOWRICH Music BMI.
Rich K: Zimnicki 6-string Brazilian bass guitar, 6-string fretless F bass, Shuster double bass
Frank Marinello: Takamine classical guitar
Dennis Sheridan: Agogô, berimbau, cuíca, shakers, surdo drum, pandeiro, bongos, chimes, cuxixi, jingles, tamborim, nose flute, and djembe
Rob Emanuel: Drums, Vic Firth sticks, Aquarian drum heads
by way of our CDs Page.
• CD Baby via this Amanhã link
• www.amazon.com: Search for Brazil and Beyond