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ARTIST
TITLE
Vip Vop
FORMAT
CD+DVD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FARO 165CD FARO 165CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2012 release. Saxophonist Leo Gandelman is a celebrated Brazilian musician in both MPB and classical music. Gandelman returns with his unique take on jazz music on Vip Vop, a studio album full of remarkable Brazilian samba-jazz compositions. This is a high-quality sax-led jazz record full of invention and intrigue. Saxophonist, arranger and producer Leo Gandelman is the son of a classical pianist who, by the age of 15, was a soloist for the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. Combined with a solid classical foundation, Gandelman studied at Berklee College of Music, in the USA, returning to Brazil in 1979 to begin his professional career, which has seen him participate in over 800 recordings to date. He launched his solo career in 1987 taking inspiration from Brazilian music and Jazz, but always with a clear creative versatility. Gandelman's relationship with Far Out Recordings began in 2009 when the label released his North American and Brazilian cross over jazz record Anatomy Of Groove (FARO 144CD, 2009) under the Brazilian Groove Band moniker and with guest appearances from the likes of Grant Green Jr. and Reuben Wilson. This was followed in 2010 by the release of the Leo's original score for Garrincha - Estrela Solitaria ("The Lonely Star") (FARO 147CD), the evocative old school samba soundtrack to the acclaimed film biopic of maverick Brazilian football genius Garrincha. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, 2011, Vip Vop is a career high, Led by Gandelman's compositions and distinctive saxophone this is pure jazz with a strong Brazilian heart. This deluxe package features the full high-definition CD album and a bonus DVD featuring the record played live in its entirety plus a documentary shot during the making of Vip Vop.