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Dexofon Records means music of Dexter Payne. Mostly. If it’s not actually his record, then he is on it, or involved in a significant way. Some music listed here is not actually on the label, but we all work together and the CDs are available through Dexofon Records. You may be surprised by the variety here, so look around – and listen!

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Dexter Payne dedicates this CD to his friend and mentor, his “irmão maior”, the late Gaudencio Thiago de Mello. It honors the rich tradition of clarinet in Brazilian music, known in the northern hemisphere to only a few, with a collection of tunes well known in Brazil for the most part, representing two distinct genre, chorinho (shoo RIN yo) and baião (by-YOWN)

Pra Você is a delight from start to finish. The sound of Payne’s group, with clarinet, accordion, piano, guitar and drums-percussion (but no bass), is light and unique. They perform nine selections that are filled with rich melodies that are often quite joyful…”               –  Scott Yanow DownBeat Oct 14  ★★★★ (4 stars)
Read the complete 4 star review!