ANTONIO VALDETARO launches “Leticia”, his first CD The guitarist, along with his band, just launched the first album with his own composition. An excellent guitarist, Antonio Valdetaro is also an untiring traveler. Nevertheless, he is a traveler with a unique character: the type who falls in love for the new and the different that dwells in each place. He is a lover who renders himself affectionately to the unexpected and settles himself there. That was the case when he settled residency in Europe after touring through Portugal, France, Germany and Spain. And it was not different when this musician from Niteroi (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) decided to live in Brazilian cities other than his hometown Niteroi Rio de Janeiro: Salvador, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo, where he has been living since 1999
Review written by: Brad Walseth from JazzChicago.net
Antonio Valdetaro & Grupo - Leticia
A nice recording for us in Chicago, with winter fast approaching, guitarist Antonio Valdetaro's Leticia comes to us from his Rio home base, but this breezy Brazilian jazz album brings a bit of a surprise in its emphasis on the jazz half of the equation. Perhaps it is to be expected from a musician who has lived in Spain, France and Portugal and studied with Barney Kessell and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Valdetaro's guitar playing straddles the line between his Brazilian heritage and jazz heritage, creating a bright fusion of styles that recalls his mentors as well as Pat Metheny in his warm tonal coloring
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