Projeto B - Andarilho
Projeto B are a 7 piece band from Sao Paulo, Brasil. This is their first album, and I think it's a real winner. Using guitar, 2 saxes/clarinet/flute, trumpet/cornet, piano/Fender Rhodes, bass and drums, this is somewhat heavier, less playful and more cerebral progressive/fusion album that what seems to normally come out of Brasil, although you can still hear traces of that as well. Most of the musicians have ties to the Santa Marcelina School of Music, which is where the musicians of Armazem came from, and their drummer is the drummer for Armazem! Their influenced include Henry Threadgill, Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Charles Ives (they do a great adaption of a piece on here) and Brasilian music as well. This can be found somewhere between the Knitting Factory and the legendary beaches of Brasil...