1. Gabriel Espinosa, "From Yucatan To Rio"

    July 21, 2009 11:30 AM EDT Bassist Gabriel Espinosa leads a collection of distinguished players on this ear-pleasing album, which is partly a love letter to Brazil. With a wide array of musicians to help convey his message, the main triumph of "From Yucatan to Rio" is the terrific ensemble performance. The…

  2. Brazilian Dreams

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom Jobim), helped along by vocal group New York Voices and Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, is tasteful and subdued. Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom…