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Denver-based clarinetist Dexter Payne has been mining Brazil’s glorious riches at least since 1997, when he recorded in Manaus. On Jazz for All (Jazz Forro) he cuts a sizable swath, with choro, forro, xote and stripped-down frevo… plenty of ginga…. a charming and intriguing disc.
MAY 30, 2018 by: TOM MCDERMOTT OffBeat Magazine (New Orleans, LA)
….solos as strong and rich as fine Brazilian coffee….pour into your ear like sparkling, clear spring water…. exotic and playful as a Disney Alladin character….like an itchy scratch lifted from a BossaCucaNova record… a musical antidepressant.
CHRIS M. SLAWECKI Senior Editor AllAboutJazz.com May 15, 2018 ★★★★ (4 stars)
NEW (Jan 2018) from Dexofon – JAZZ FOR ALL
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“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)
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