Album Review: "BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento" by Antonio Adolfo (8/10)

Distributed by: AAM Music

Producer: Antonio Adolfo

One of Brazil’s most prolific and influential artists and performers, pianist-composer Antonio Adolfo follows Samba Jazz Alley, a tribute to early bossa nova, with this similarly illuminating, divinely melodic and exotically grooving tribute. Adolfo’s thoughtful re-imaginings pay personal, intimate homage to the lush melodies, transcendent harmonies and swinging percussive energy of his friend, colleague and important influence. Beyond shining a spotlight on this powerful musical kinship, there is a unique social consciousness reflected in the title, a portmanteau referring to cities that have suffered recent environmental disasters.