December 4, 2012

New: Chico Pinheiro trio CD TRIZ

A collaboration between Chico Pinheiro, Sergio Santos and Andre Mehmari - the upcoming album TRIZ. To be released in the fall 2012.

One of the leading figures in modern Brazilian music, guitarist/composer/arranger Chico Pinheiro was born in São Paulo. Self-taught, Pinheiro started playing the guitar and the piano when he was 7 years old. After starting to perform professionally at age 15, he rounded out his musical education with a stay in Boston, where he received his music degree from Berklee College of Music (Summa cum laude). Not only an exceptional guitarist with a wonderful sound and great fluidity, Chico Pinheiro is a unique composer of originality and maturity, qualities that stand out on his solo recordings. His first album "Meia Noite Meio Dia" (Sony Music/ 2003) was released with great reviews, being included in the “Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year” in the major newspapers of Brazil: “O Estado de São Paulo”, “A Folha de São Paulo” and “O Globo” . This well-received debut included performances from special guest vocalists Luciana Alves, Lenine, Ed Motta, Chico César, and Maria Rita. His second release, "Chico Pinheiro" (Biscoito Fino/ 2005) enjoyed great critical and audience acclaim, once more being included in the “Top 10 Brazilian albums of the year” by newspapers “O Estado”, “O Globo” and “Folha”. The third album, NOVA ( Buriti/ 2007), a collaboration with the guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson. Again, enjoyed great critical and audience acclaim. Today Chico is already a remarkable presence in - and outside the Brazilian music scene, who has distinguished himself as a guitarist, composer and arranger. He has performed and recorded with the "cream of the crop" of Brazilian artists such as Rosa Passos, Dori and Danilo Caymmi, João Donato, Johnny Alf, Luciana Souza, César Camargo Mariano,while also making his mark internationally, recording and playing with Dianne Reeves, Bob Mintzer, Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Fleurine, Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Eddie Gomez, Claudio Roditi, Giovani Hidalgo, Roberto Fonseca, Cachaíto Lopez (Buena Vista Social Club), amongst others.

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