Coming Soon: Flavio Lira, Coffee Gold Sugar Cane

Hailing from Brazil, bassist Flavio Lira is based in New York City. Very active and eclectic, musical styles have never been a restriction for him, and since the beginning, he has performed with groups ranging from Popular Samba to Classical Chamber Music.

“Regardless of style, if there are great musicians on stage, I’m happy to be there!”

In 2013, Flavio moved to Boston, and during this stage of his journey, Flavio kept developing the passion for his own musical roots, as well as working with different musical traditions of the world, such as Jazz, Caribbean music and others.

Now in New York, Flavio is able to fully employ his versatility as a musician, collaborating with different artists and performing in prestigious venues, such as Birdland and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

As part of his most recent project, Flavio is releasing the album, Coffee Gold Sugar Cane, a rhythmic fusion of Brazilian grooves, Cuban clave, Colombian folkloric and jazzy chords. Coffee Gold Sugar Cane is my love letter to all of Latin America: a rhythmic fusion of samba, baião, regional folklore, tumbao, clave, partido alto, jazz influence from the north, classical fugue, and more. The strength of Latin America is in its incomparable diversity. In this project I have brought together 38 artists from 15 different countries. It is the sort of cultural exchange made possible in this modern era of communication – an era in the spirit of mutual artistry and creative respect, rather than conquest. This is my tribute to these lands of endless musical treasures. May these treasures exist as long as the human spirit flourishes.

1. 5to9
(Flavio Lira)
Featuring Ryan Fedak on vibraphone, Anibal Cruz on piano and Takafumi Nikaido on congas
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums Ryan Fedak – vibraphone
Kan Yanabe – pandeiro, tamborim, clave Anibal Cruz – piano
Takafumi Nikaido – congas, cajon Edmar Colon – alto sax, bari sax

2. All the Things You Are
(Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein II) Spanish lyrics by Naty Hernandez
Featuring Nella Rojas on vocals and Anibal Cruz on piano
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums
Kan Yanabe – cajon, shakers, caxixi Takafumi Nikaido – cajon
Anibal Cruz – piano Nella Rojas – vocal
Yoshie Nakayama – trombone Jon Weidley – trumpet
Juan Ruiz – alto sax Anggie Obin – flute Nacho Gonzalez – guitar

3. Sol no Frio
(Flavio Lira)
Featuring Julio Santos on Pandeiro, Martin Musaubach on Rhodes and Edmar Colon on baritone saxophone
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums Julio Santos – pandeiro
Kan Yanabe – shaker
Takafumi Nikaido – congas, cajon Anibal Cruz – piano
Martin Musaubach – Rhodes, organ Yaure Muniz – trumpet
Xito Lovell – trombone
Edmar Colon – alto sax, bari sax Flavio Silva – guitar

4. Cumbamba
(Flavio Lira)
Featuring Howard Levy on harmonica
Flavio Lira – bass, vocals
Graciliano Zambonin – drums
Kan Yanabe – kanjira, shakers, caxixi Fernando Saci – cuíca
Takafumi Nikaido – congas Ryan Fedak – vibraphone Anibal Cruz – e-piano Juan Ruiz – soprano sax Howard Levy – harmonica Kevin Scollins – guitar Eduardo Mercuri – guitar Naty Hernandez – vocal

5. Pra Frente
(Flavio Lira)
Featuring Valentine Komissarouk on vocals and Ryan Fedak on vibraphone Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums Ryan Fedak – vibraphone
Kan Yanabe – pandeiro, tamborim, angklung
Julio Santos – tantan, repique de mão
Juan Ruiz – soprano sax Kevin Scollins – guitar
Eduardo Mercuri – nylon guitar Anggie Obin – flute
Valentine Komissarouk – vocals

6. Laurinha no Frevo
(Luis Otavio Almeida)
Featuring Anggie Obin on flute and Livio Almeida on soprano saxophone Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums Kan Yanabe – pandeiro, triangle Vitor Gonçalvez – e-piano
Livio Almeida – soprano sax Anggie Obin – flute

7. A Rã
(João Donato / Caetano Veloso) Featuring Ryan Fedak on vibraphone
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums Ryan Fedak – vibraphone Julio Santos – bacurinha Laura Crespo – bongo, guiro Paul Sanchez – trumpet
Xito Lovell – trombone Edmar Colon – alto sax Thiago Vitório – synths, pads Clay Steininger – guitar

8. Favela (O Morro Não Tem Vez)
(Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
Featuring Alexei Tsiganov on piano and Graciliano Zambonin on drums
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums Ryan Fedak – vibraphone
Kan Yanabe – pandeiro, tamborim Alexei Tsiganov – piano

9. Still in Movement
(Flavio Lira)
Featuring Juan Ruiz on clarinet and Leandro Pellegrino on guitar
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums Ryan Fedak – vibraphone
Kan Yanabe – shakers, percussion effects Raphael Lehnen – bombo leguero Catherine Bent – cello
Leandro Pellegrino – guitar Naty Hernandez – guitar
Valentine Komissarouk – vocals

10. Floripa by Night
(Flavio Lira)
Featuring Alexei Tsiganov on piano and Fernando Brandão on bass flute
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums
Kan Yanabe – frame drum, shakers Fernando Brandão – flute
Alexei Tsiganov – piano

11. Vai lá, Vai lá
(Moisés Santiago / Alexandre Silva / Andre Rocha)
Featuring Ronaldo Andrade and Keisel Jimenez on vocals and
Anibal Cruz on e-piano
Flavio Lira – bass
Graciliano Zambonin – drums
Julio Santos – pandeiro, repique de mão, tantan Keisel Jimenez – timbales, congas, vocals Ronaldo Andrade – surdo, cavaco, banjo, vocals Anibal Cruz – e-piano
Nella Rojas – vocals
Bruno Brandalise – trombone

12. Bass Fugue
(Flavio Lira)
Featuring Fernando Brandão on flute
Flavio Lira – basses
Kan Yanabe – pandeiro, tamborim, shaker Julio Santos – tantan, repique de mão Fernando Brandão – flute
Kevin Scollins – guitar

 

Artist: Flavio Lira
CD Title: Coffee Gold Sugar Cane
Label: Label: Interrobang Records
interrobangrecords.com
Street Date: July 27, 2018
Website: www.flaviolira.com
Available at all fine retailers

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