The Music of Baden Powell

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February 13 2019

5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825

PRICE: Free

TIME: 07:00 pm

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The Trio will perform the music of Brazilian guitarist, Roberto Baden Powell de Aquino aka Baden Powell (1937- 2000), long recognized as one of the most important guitarists in Brazilian music history.   He combined classical techniques with popular harmony and swing. He performed in many styles, including bossa nova, samba, Choro, Brazilian jazz and musica popular brasileira.  Featuring Joe Carter on guitar, Nilson Matta on bass and Graciliano Zambonin on drums.

 

Bassist Nilson Matta performed with Baden Powell for several years before relocating to the U.S. In the mid 1980s.  Additionally,  Nilson Matta has long been considered one of the greatest bass players in the world and since his arrival in New York in 1985 he has become the first-call bassist for many renowned US musicians. Born in São Paulo, Matta studied bass at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with Sandrino Santoro, Brazil's premier classical bass player. At an incredibly young age, Matta was already recognized as one of Brazil's most impressive bass players, and while living in Brazil he played with such luminaries as João Gilberto, Hermeto Pascoal, Roberto Carlos, Chico Buarque de Holanda, Nana Caymmi, João Bosco, Johnny Alf, Helio Delmiro, and Luis Bonfá. Since relocating to New York, he has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Joe Henderson, Paquito D'Rivera, Slide Hampton, Herbie Mann, Mark Murphy, Oscar Castro-Neves, Don Friedman, Paul Winter, Gato Barbieri, and many others.

 

Guitarist Joe Carter, longtime SHU faculty member and Director of the SHU Academic Music Programs, has studied Baden's style and music extensively, met Baden in Rio in the 1990s and upon his death, was asked to contribute to an article in Americas magazine, entitled, Bidding Baden Good-bye by Mark Holston.


The concert, presented by the Sacred Heart University Academic Music Program, is for all ages, free of charge and open to the general public.

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