CURRENT ARTISTSAhmad Jamal --- Samuel Blaser --- Hendrik Meurkens --- Bill Warfield --- Debra and Dani Gurgel --- Joe Locke --- Tamir Hendelman---Steven Chelliah---Fred Hersch --- Jack DeJohnette --- Hans Jörn Brandenberg --- Dominick Farinacci --- Javon Jackson --- Kirk MacDonald --- JJ Johnson -- Cedar Walton --- Ric Frank---Billy Taylor --- Donald Vega --- Benny Green --- Bennie Wallace --- Russell Malone --- Gonzalo Rubalcaba ---Michael Jefry Stevens
Rodopio - Contemporary Brazilian Play Along Series
Debra and Dani Gurgel of DDG4 share how their how their music is constructed by deconstructing all 10 tunes on their album "Rodopio" in this 7 volume compilation. Choose one or choose all, all levels of musicianship can use this play-along series.
Message from Debra and Dani: "We want you in on this! May you play, play and play more; in Schools, Conservatories and Universities; in your band or in your living room."
About the Authors
Dani Gurgel’s precise scatting combines a reed instrument with a Brazilian pandeiro. It is a mix of the percussive and syncopated sound of the Portuguese language with the swaying curves of English. "A fantastic syllabary", notes German newspaper Badische Zeitung, and "scatted vocal adventures" according to German magazine Jazzthetik. This Brazilian singer and composer puts together her experience as a big band saxophone player and rock band bassist in the same cauldron as her ongoing work as a music photographer and video director, stirred with diverse influences and poured as determination.
Debora Gurgel is an awarded pianist, flutist, arranger and composer from São Paulo, Brazil. She writes contemporary Brazilian music, with strong roots in Brazilian popular music and jazz improvisation. Her discography includes about 11 albums of her own music and many other works as a pianist and arranger. She has written many Brazilian music language methods and teaches in renowned Brazilian institutions, besides workshops around the world. She currently performs with many different groups besides her main project, DDG4 “Dani & Debora Gurgel Quartet”. She is also conductor and arranger of OBA (Brazilian Orchestra of Auditório Ibirapuera), and she is a member of the arrangers casting of Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica and Orquestra Jovem Tom Jobim, having written for Richard Bona, Chico Pinheiro, Joyce Moreno and Amilton Godoy, among others.