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Neto, Jovino Santos, Piano Masters Series, Vol. 4

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee, Jovino Santos Neto, follows up his widely-acclaimed Veja o Som (See the Sound) from 2010, and Current (2011) with this fourth installment of Adventure Music’s Piano Masters Series. In a recurrent dream of mine, I find myself in a room full of pianos of all colors and sizes, and I am free to walk around and play them as I wish. This dream became a reality, thanks to Richard Zirinsky, Jr from Adventure Music and Jim Luce from Klavierhaus, who made it possible for me to come into the Fazioli Piano Salon in New York and make myself at home. And what a home it was: a treasure room full of amazing instruments, just waiting to be played. I selected one Fazioli concert grand, which was then tuned and adjusted to my playing style, and went on to play whatever music flowed into my mind over three evenings. Over the course of the recording, I could feel the Fazioli changing its voice to fit my playing, as my touch and dynamics changed to explore the feel and the sound of the piano. It gave me a sensation of connection and symbiosis, a fantastic musical experience. Out of those sessions we selected the music on this CD – a blend of old and new standards, original compositions and free improvisations. The high-definition recording captured every nuance. – Jovino Santos Neto, Seattle, Washington –December 2011

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