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Trio da Paz, a Brazilian note on the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival


Trio da Paz, a Brazilian note at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Brazil was featured on Dominican Republic Jazz Festival in early November, ably represented by the Trio da Paz. Drummer Duduka da Fonseca played in a more traditional jazz style, emphasizing the second and fourth beats and playing with considerably less force and drive than opening drummer Frometa. But Fonseca’s style worked perfectly with this trio of acoustic guitar, bass, and drums, as Laurent Ross wrote in a piece in People’s World.

“The trio opened with famous Brazilian composer Dorival Caymmi’s Saudade da Bahia, a tribute to his native state of Bahia, now considered one of the principal strongholds of the leftist Workers Party. Caymmi’s work is considered by many as an important precursor to Brazil’s bossa nova music. They also played two pieces by bossa nova master Carlos Jobim, Insensatez and the world famous Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema). On the latter song the trio was joined by a host of other musicians from the Jazz Festival for an memorable jam session”.

Trio da Paz is a Brazilian jazz group formed in 1986 that consists of Romero Lubambo on guitar, Nilson Matta on bass and Duduka da Fonseca on drums.[1]


* 1992 Brasil from the Inside (Concord Jazz)

* 1994 Black Orpheus (Kokopelli)

* 1998 Partido Out (Malandro)

* 2002 Café (Malandro)

* 2005 Somewhere (Blue Toucan Music)

* 2008 Live at JazzBaltica (Maxjazz)

* 2016 30 (Zoho)[2]

With Kenny Barron

* Canta Brasil (Sunnyside, 2002)


Read Laurent Ross full article

Trio da Paz presentation in Florianopolis, Brazil, 2016