Ricardo Bacelar

Instrument: Piano | Location: Rio de Janeiro

Born: July 19, 1967

The third solo album of the Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger Ricardo Bacelar, entitled “Sebastiana” is being released. Produced by Cesar Lemos (BMI and ASCAP awards in the USA), it was recorded and mixed in Miami, United States, at the legendary Hit Factory (Criteria) and Rebel 11 studios. Its concept gravitates around a Latin American rereading of a Brazilian music repertoire portion. “Sebastiana” was recorded by Brazilian, American, Cuban, Argentine, Venezuelan, Colombian and Peruvian musicians. By researching traditional rhythms, an arrangement laboratory was conceived to implement the fusion of Latin American and Brazilian music elements

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 - “Jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar crafts a masterful celebration of Latin American music from a Brazilian perspective”
 Writen in Music –
“Sebastiana brengt een veelvoud in jazzstijlen samen. Van smooth tegen slick jazz aanleunend naar authentieke Latin jazz met een dikke Braziliaanse flavour”. Drimble -
“Sebastiana is voor de Braziliaanse pianist Ricardo Bacelar een ode aan Zuid-Amerika.”
 Jazz Weekly - 
“Ricardo Bacelar brings his Brazilian keyboard concepts along with a fresh and energetic core team”. Roughly Recommended
 - “This new Jazz, Brazilian fusion album is a delight for any sophisticated music listener

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