Leitte De Coco

Dirceu Leitte

Leitte De Coco
  • CAT # MCD-9231-2

    1. Atlantico 2:56
    2. Sete Cordas 4:07
    3. Minha Vez 2:58
    4. Todo Sentimento 4:08
    5. Jazzvanes 3:45
    6. Perigoso 2:57
    7. Cigarra 3:11
    8. Gargalhada 2:43
    9. Simplesmente 3:47
    10. Pela Vida 4:23
    11. Yulyla 4:17
    12. Harmonia Selvagem 3:45
    13. Morena Boca De Ouro 3:12

Born in Porto Alegre, in Brazil's southernmost state, and conservatory-trained in Rio, 32-year-old Dirceu Leitte makes an impressive debut as a leader with Leitte de Coco ("coconut milk," a pun on his surname). For many years the saxophonist, flutist, and composer led the band Choro Só, and his tastes definitely run toward the traditional in Brazilian instrumental music, particularly the plaintive chorinbo of Brazil's northeast. But Leitte de Coco, which features works by Ary Barroso, Pixinguinha, and Dirceu Leitte himself, introduces a seasoned musician who combines respect for tradition with a thoroughly modern sensibility and a joyful sophistication.

with Cristovão Bastos, Orlando Silveira, Claudinho do Acordeon, Raphael Rabello, Toni, Dino 7 Cordas, Cesar Faria, Zé Luiz Maia, Luizão Maia, Wilson das Neves, Luna, Ary, Wilson Meirelles, Laudir de Oliveira, and others

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