We've needed this for a long time!”
— John Patitucci
This is the first book/CD package ever published that provides an opportunity for bassists, guitarists, pianists and drummers to interact and play-along with a master Brazilian rhythm section. Perfect for practicing both accompanying and soloing.
The book provides over 100 pages of valuable information, including the charts for the CD tracks and sample parts for each instrument, transcribed from the recording.
Players at all levels will find inspiration and guidance as they learn eight of the most common styles of Brazilian music - samba, bossa nova, partido-alto, choro, baiao, frevo, marcha-rancho and afoxé.
This book makes me want to pick up my bass and play! It's a great method to learn and practice Brazilian rhythms and an outstanding contribution to music instruction. We've needed this for a long time!”
— John Patitucci, bassist
This book is a marvel that shows you what it takes to achieve those wonderful grooves on the samba, bossa nova and other Brazilian rhythms. It is a must for any serious student of Brazilian music.”
— Kenny Barron, pianist
I love the way this book is organized. It gives me the information I need and gets right to the music.”
— Lincoln Goines, bassist
This book will put a stop to our searching for authentic Brazilian rhythms. And the play-along CDs are pure serendipity.”
— Manny Albam, arranger