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Brazilian Classics and Originals

“Amanhã” [ah-mah-NYAH] by Rich Kowalewski: This title track showcases African, jazz, pop and classical styles important to the group’s 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 Rich’s Portuguese instructor, Uta Nieradtka. (play clip)

“Xuxa” [SHOO-shah] by Rich K, Dennis Sheridan: Inspired by Brazil’s 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 group’s 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 group’s 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 Brazil’s 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

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