[JPL] Ricardo Silveira nominated for Latin Grammy Award

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue Jul 20 10:32:02 EDT 2004

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Ricardo Silveira nominated for
Latin Grammy Award

Adventure Music recording artist Ricardo Silveira received his first Latin 
Grammy nomination for his debut for the label, Noite Clara (Clear 
Night).  The Brazilian guitarist’s work is up for Best Instrumental Album.

The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be presented on September 1 in Los 
Angeles.  This news comes as Silveira gears up for his next Adventure Music 
release, Live – Ricardo Silveira and Luiz Avellar Play the Music of Milton 
Nascimento.  The project will be released nationwide on August 3.

Noite Clara (Clear Night) was a favorite among critics.  “Silveira’s 
signature is apparent:  a gentle swing with some fire in the attack, 
aligned with some sharp picking,” writes Downbeat on the CD.  “This is a 
graceful, breezy recording that is as rewarding musically as it is open and 
easy atmospherically. Highly
recommended,” writes Thom Jurek in the All Music Guide.

Over the past fifteen years, Ricardo Silveira has earned a reputation as 
one of Brazil's premiere international musicians. He has performed with the 
greats of Brazilian music including Elis Regina, Milton Nascimento, 
Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, João Bosco, Flora Lurim, Toots 
Thielemans and Chico Buarque, among many others.

He released his first album independently in Brazil in 1985.  Silveira made 
an impressive American debut with Long Distance, released on Polygram's 
Verve Forecast label. Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Ernie Watts were just 
some of the luminaries who supported Silveira on this freshman outing. His 
next 3 Verve albums were all number one jazz radio hits.  His 1995 release 
Storyteller for Herbie Man’s Kokopelli Records was also a radio favorite.

More recently, Silveira has been touring with his band in the U.S. and 
Brazil, playing gigs with Don Grusin, guesting on LA clubs dates, and 
performing a major concert tour in Brazil to support the new CD with Luiz 
Avellar. He recently completed a series of rare duo performances with 
singing great Nana Caymmi. Silveira just produced the major label debut of 
Rio rising star Carol Saboya.

Silveira has a number of recording projects in mind that he'd like to set 
his talents to in the near future. An album with acoustic quartet and 
vocalists, a project featuring choro music played on electric guitar, and a 
solo guitar album are but some of the ideas that move him creatively. As he 
says, "I'm just a musician who likes a lot of different kinds of music and 
I feel it's great to have those musical worlds to explore."

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