“…the whole Finesse album is a treasure. The attention to feel and finesse-had to say it-makes this one of the best guitar-oriented albums of the year…”
-Travis Rogers, Jr.- the Jazz Owl
“Sergio Pereira’s Finesse is a collection of beautifully performed songs. Each selection is a gem of Latin sounds and romance. Pereira and each performer put beauty to the forefront of their focus, building each rendition into a silky-smooth, sensual, and exotic song of Latin sounds”.
- Ferell Aubre - Jazz Word
“As in football, so also in music, Brazil’s cup runneth over. So great is the outflow, in fact that both have reached the furthest corners of the world. Interestingly, however, there appear to be more guitarists [percussionists excepted] per square-kilometre in Brasil than any kind of musician and instrumentalist. Both are also Brazil’s greatest gift to the music scene in the USA. Sergio Pereira is one of those great gifts – a musician of such prodigious talent that we listen in a state of wonder and awe – once again – to the music he has created on Finesse”
- Raul da Gama – Latin Jazz Network & Jazz da Gama
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THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO FINESSE. I HOPE THIS ALBUM WILL BRING YOU JOY, HAPPINESS AND FINESSE INTO YOUR LIFE
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My latest album ‘Finesse’ which has won 3 Global Music Awards for best Brazilian/Latin Jazz, Album and New Release and the Clouzine International Music Awards for Best Latin/Brazilian Album.
‘Finesse’ (Sedajazz Records) has been recorded remotely, bringing a blend of Brazilian jazz delivered by some of the most brilliant musicians on this planet. This album is a triumph over pandemic adversity and delivers a positive and uplifting message during these challenging times.
Mostly originals compositions, ‘Finesse’ was co-produced by drummer/producer Mauricio Zottarelli. It brings a blend of Brazilian rhythms such as Samba, Bossa, Xote and lots of jazz. Musicians includes Brazilian singer Filo Machado, harmonica ace Gabriel Grossi, bassist Mark Egan, Paulo Paulelli and Andre Vasconcellos, pianist Helio Alves, Vitor Goncalves and Matt King, vibe player Christos Rafalides, saxophonist Ralph Moore, David Mann and Rodrigo Ursaia, trumpeter Rubinho Antunes and singer Paula Santoro, to name a few…..