QUARTETO MODERNO NEW CD "Live! Ao Vivo!" Media Page

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QUARTETO MODERNO is recognized as one of the most innovative contemporary Brazilian Jazz ensembles based in the U.S. Formed in 2008 by heralded composer-guitarist-vocalist Richard Boukas, the ensemble explores a wide diversity of Brazilian genres: samba, choro, baião, frevo, maracatu, marcha, frêvo, valsa and guarânia. Boukas's compositions synergize these traditional forms with a richly diverse melodic and harmonic vocabulary drawn from jazz and chamber music. The group's performances showcase a dynamic spontaneity driven by daring improvisations and fiery rhythm section interaction.

These exciting traits are captured on their DEBUT RECORDING , "LIVE! AO VIVO!" 

Featured on guitar and vocals, Boukas is joined by woodwind virtuoso Lucas Pino and itinerant Brazilian sidemen Gustavo Amarante (bass) and Maurício Zottarelli (drums). The ensemble has performed extensively in the New York City area, including Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, Johnny Pacheco Latin Jazz Festival and Queens College's Year of Brazil.
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Complete CD Audio (in track order)

GUSTAVO AMARANTE

GUSTAVO AMARANTE

MAURÍCIO ZOTTARELLI

MAURÍCIO ZOTTARELLI

RICHARD BOUKAS and LUCAS PINO

RICHARD BOUKAS and LUCAS PINO

Welcome to the MEDIA PAGE for QUARTETO MODERNO's new Brazilian Jazz release, "Live! Ao Vivo!".

Produced by leader, composer, guitarist, vocalist and internationally acclaimed Brazilian music exponent Richard Boukas, the ensemble's debut recording features ten of his original compositions– each dedicated to a legendary Brazilian musician. The live performance was recorded at New School College for the Performing Arts in New York City where Richard is longtime faculty.

The CD Release Concert was recently presented at Santiago Rubio Hall under the auspices of VAEX (Venezolanos Activos en el Exterior) and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.


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• CD LINER NOTES

• CONCERT PROGRAM


• QUARTETO MODERNO BIO

• HI-RES ART WORK: FRONT    REAR 

• COMPLETE CD CONCERT VIDEO

Recommended Tracks

Live Concert Track "Sempre Jacob"

Below is the world premiere performance of Richard Boukas's new choro, "Sempre Jacob", performed by Quarteto Moderno at the CD Release Concert. The composition is dedicated to the legendary choro mandolinist Jacob do Bandolim, who will be celebrating his centennial next year.

Select CD Concert Videos

RICHARD BOUKAS

RICHARD BOUKAS

LUCAS PINO

LUCAS PINO

Boukas, Pino, Amarante, Zottarelli

Boukas, Pino, Amarante, Zottarelli

© 2018 Richard Boukas