STACCATOFY | Steph Cosme
FLAVIO LIRA, Coffee Gold Sugar Cane
Originally hailing from Brazil, bassist and composer Flavio Lira is now based in New York City. He is a first call bassist specializing in eclectic, musical styles. His scope of performances ranges from popular samba to classical and chamber music. Lira is releasing his new album, Coffee Gold Sugar Cane. The album has twelve tracks that are bursting with a rhythmic fusion of Brazilian grooves, Cuban claves, Colombian folkloric melodies and jazzy chords. Lira calls it “My love letter to all of Latin America.” However you slice it, the fusion of Samba, baião, regional folklore, tumbao, partido alto, and jazz influences offer a picante flavoring that is spicy and recharging. That’s the short of it!