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  • Writer's pictureRosie G.

Ricardo Bacelar

Jazz music comes in many forms from traditional to Latin Jazz, Jazz Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk, and more. Internationally Jazz music has mixed with that artist's culture or place of origin. This is prevalent in Jazz pianist, Ricardo Bacelar's music. He was born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil, and grew up in a musical family. He remembers the jam sessions in his family's living room. In the city of Fortaleza, there were many great sounds from it's cultural traditional origins to an endless list of musical creatives like Jobim, Gilberto Gil, and others. These were the sounds that Ricardo Bacelar grew up with and has influenced his music. Other musical influences of Blues, Pop, traditional Jazz, and Folk were also heard in Brazil. Ricardo's musical influences were Chick Correa, Keith Jarrett, and many others. He made his music debut in 2001 with the release of his album, In Natura, and since then has recorded three other albums.

The pandemic has left Brazil in serious trouble with so many people being infected with the virus. This, of course, has weighed heavily on Ricardo Bacelar's mind, since being isolated it made him think about the world and decided to create music that reflected his feelings. He says in Brazil they have been having the same conversations Americans are having about racism, civil injustice, and unrest. He decided to record Milton Nacimiento's classic song, Nothing Will Be As It Was (Nada Sera Como Antes) as his first single from his new album Live In Rio (Ao Vivo no Rio). The album was released this past August and was recorded at the Blue Note in Brazil. Check out this super talented pianist/keyboardist and support independent music worldwide. Happy listening!

Agua De Beber



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