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Sexteto Zona Sul plays choro, an ever-expanding instrumental music that originated in Brazil and is now flowering around the world.
Hailing from Melbourne Doug de Vries has assembled the very best players from Australia to bring together this infectious mix of polka, maxixe (‘mashishi’) – a provocative dance from the early days of choro, and samba that continues to renew and reinvigorate into the 21st century drawing many followers and innovators to its vast repertoire.
Adam May – cavaquinho
Al Kerr – pandeiro
Asha Henfry – flute, alto flute
Corey King – 7-string guitar
Doug de Vries – mandolin, tenor guitar, 7-string guitar, cavaquinho
Ken Murray – guitar
Special guest Emma Knight – piccolo on O gato e o canario
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Guitar duos & trios
Brazilian choro meets Ravel
Bonus PDFs on disk
Odeon Guitar CD sets itself apart from other chamber groups with its unique instrumentation, use of improvisation and emphasis on original compositions. Read more ...
'DOUG DE VRIES Solo' CD includes the acclaimed 'Hummingbird' performed in a world premier with Yamandu Costa at the 2010 Adelaide International Guitar festival, (and released subsequentlyin Brazil by Costa) with a bonus PDF of sheet music on the CD. Read more ...
'Doug de Vries meets Mauricio Carrilho'
Guitarists/Composers Doug de Vries (Australia) and Mauricio Carrilho (Brazil) collaborated in this recording of originals in 2005, recorded in Rio de Janeiro with the Acari team - Rio's finest choro musicians. Read more ...
Doug de Vries and Diana Clark
A refreshing new take on bossa nova with classic songs from Milton Nascimento, Baden Powell, Noel Rosa and course Tom Jobim. Awarded arts critics 'top ten albums' of 2005, Cadence Magazine, USA. Read more ...
This original instrumental album features de Vries compositions revolved around Choro, a style of instrumental music from Rio meaning "cry" in Portuguese... Guest aritists include Slava Grigoryan (guitar) and Joe Chindamo (accordion). Read more ...
Featuring vocalist Diana Clark and a seven piece acoustic band performing classic songs and instrumentals of Brazil
- Samba, Bossa Nova and Choro. Read more ...
Free Range is a collectionof mainly original music, jazz-based as well as acoustic styles from around the world. Read more ...