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Trio da Paz with Guests Bring Jobim to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

Trio da Paz
Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Romero Lubambo on Guitar
Nilson Matta on Bass
Duduka Da Fonseca on Drums
Harry Allen on Tenor Sax
Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Joe Locke on Vibes

Frederick P. Rose Hall
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th Street
(Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website)
Todd Barkan, Artistic Administrator

Scott Thompson, Press

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
October 13, 2006

(See July 19, 2005 Review).

If you love Brazilian Samba, you will love Trio da Paz and all its groupings, such as their annual Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola performance with Harry Allen on tenor sax, Joe Locke on vibes, and Maucha Adnet on vocals. These musicians will magnetize you with whispering Jobim, exotic percussion, bluesy brass, scintillating vibes, earthy bass, undulating guitar, and the richest, smoothest vocals this side of Rio. In tonight’s third and final Friday night set, Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars filled Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola like cognac by the fire. Harry Allen, the saxophone virtuoso, took an immediate solo, with Duduka Da Fonseca on metal and Joe Locke on some wild vibes. Romero Lubambo worked steady guitar chords, before he, too, let loose on a racing, rhythmic ride. Then they went abstract. Soon Maucha Adnet appeared, and she sang about being “off-key”, with humor and harmony. The Portuguese lyrics gained relevance through Maucha’s expressive face.

The following song reminded me of my Samba coach, Carlos Porto, because this was a well known Brazilian dance tune. Duduka kept the beat accented nicely. A song by Romero included a repetitive theme and seemed pop-infused more than Brazilian. This set was an eclectic mix. Joe Locke took off again (This musician has quite a persona.) and fused vibes with guitar before Duduka took a long, solo riff with attention-grabbing percussives. Nilson Matta, a hot bassist with versatility, was featured next, and he took his turn with quiet expertise. Romero then took the lead in a soulful and searing fusion. When Maucha returned, we were treated to The Girl from Ipanema, with its meandering melody in native Portuguese. Harry Allen’s sax soared above the band, after Joe Locke showcased his vibrant vibes. Romero Lubambo ended the set with his singing strings. For updated listings of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, check out Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website.

Trio da Paz with Harry Allen
Photo courtesy of Frank Stewart

Trio da Paz with Harry Allen, Maucha Adnet, and Joe Locke
Photo courtesy of Frank Stewart

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