Pianist and composer Helio Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Oscar Castro-Neves and Gato Barbieri, to name but a few. And now, with more than 40 recordings as a sideman - and two at the helm of his own ensembles - this incomparable musician is quite deservedly earning respect as a leader too.
Alves' second recording as leader, Portrait in Black in White (Reservoir Music, 2004), once again displays his impressive mastery of both straight-ahead and Brazilian jazz styles. The release is highlighted by four Alves originals - Frenzy, Sambetinho, Loose Samba and Song for Anna - and features his longtime musical friend Santi Debriano on bass and Matt Wilson on drums....
Songs from the Last CenturyBlue Toucan Music
It's ClearReservoir Music
Portrait In Black And WhiteReservoir Music
Portrait In Black And WhiteReservoir
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- Songs from the Last Century by Dr. Judith Schlesinger
- It's Clear by Marcia Hillman
- Portrait in Black and White by Terrell Kent Holmes
- Portrait In Black And White by Rob Cline