An eternally mystifying mélange of heart and modernity, Brazilian music will always enthrall for its urge to gobble up every moving sonority in its path and combine it with the beauty of its Afro-Euro roots.
Triorganico's Convivencia album (out on the excellent Now-Again label) gives these L.A.'s garage-bossa fellas a chance to display a fresh cannibalization of those roots in decidedly rougher, truer tones. Their palette mostly derives from '60s-70s Latin jazz greatness, an era that reinvigorated South American sounds with heat, grit and wondrously intuitive invention.
Featuring expat Rio man Fabiano do Nascimento on guitar, Pablo Calogero on saxophones and woodwinds, and Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas on percussion, Triorganico shakes the dirt offa the roots in warmly felt and deliciously skewed angles.
[Tonight, at El Cid. Details here.]
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Speaking of which, do not miss Buyepongo's new-old take on Afro-Colombian cumbia, Muamba's hip-hop/samba slams, and J. Rocc - the master - resonating earth-sound turntablisms alongside DJs Fresko, Rich Spirit and Renz.