Choros from Brazil

Choro is fun. It first appeared in Rio during the late 19th century as a popular style of playing waltzes, tangos and maxixes (ancestor of the samba). The musicians or chorões were as influenced by Afro-Brazilian elements as they were by European models and the choro style quickly developed into a genre of its own attracting the finest musicians and composer / arrangers of the century. In choro, inlike jazz, only one instrument takes the solos while the others provide a rich texture to support the melody. It remains an endlessly fascinating and rewarding resource for Brazilian musicians, always popular despite being periodically out of fashion.


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"The best choro album I own, and I own more than a dozen. Exhilaratingly performed."- Jenny Warriner

"This CD makes for excelent listening whatever your mood. This cheerful, dynamic music is definitly very latin and yet undoubtably unique (i.e. very Brazilian), no other music of the Americas is quite like it. Included in the album is a facinating brief history of the Brazilian music called the "Choro", as are accurate translations of all the Portuguese song titles. If you think you MIGHT like this album, we can guarantee that you will love it!"- Anonymous

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