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Dani Gurgel and Debora Gurgel, DDG19 Big Band, Berthold ***

A Brazilian big band record isn't something that comes along very often - and welcome it is too. Featuring the warm voice of Dani Gurgel, think a vocal sound somewhere between Flora Purim and Astrud Gilberto, and her mother Debora on piano with a …

Published: 9 Feb 2024. Updated: 4 months.

A Brazilian big band record isn't something that comes along very often - and welcome it is too. Featuring the warm voice of Dani Gurgel, think a vocal sound somewhere between Flora Purim and Astrud Gilberto, and her mother Debora on piano with a big band that adds a certain vintage glamour to the sound touching in on baião and sambas. The brightly compelling arrangement on 'Quiet Little Lady' and labyrinthine scatting that follows is a distinct highlight of this studio album recorded in Brazil last year that will delight many - us included. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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Track of the week: 'Instant Masi' by the David Miilmann Group

Ace slide guitar playing here, reminiscent of the style of Derek Trucks, from Copenhagen band the David Miilmann Group drawn from What’s Left out next month on the April label. All the pre-release tracks are pretty impressive, full of groove, warm …

Published: 8 Feb 2024. Updated: 4 months.

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Ace slide guitar playing here, reminiscent of the style of Derek Trucks, from Copenhagen band the David Miilmann Group drawn from What’s Left out next month on the April label. All the pre-release tracks are pretty impressive, full of groove, warm developmental passages and packed with tremendous playing from guitarist Miilmann and pals.