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Trio da Paz and Guests Celebrate Todd Barkan’s Birthday at Dizzy's Club "Coca-Cola"

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Trio da Paz and Guests
Celebrate Todd Barkan’s Birthday
(Trio da Paz Website)
Duduka Da Fonseca on Drums
Romero Lubambo on Guitar
Nilson Matta on Bass
Harry Allen on Tenor Sax
Joe Locke on Vibes
Maucha Adnet on Vocals

At
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th Street
NY, NY
212.258.9595
(Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website)
Todd Barkan, Programming Director 
Scott Thompson, Press


Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
August 13, 2008


Every August at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Artistic Administrator and renowned record producer, Todd Barkan, celebrates his birthday with his jazz fans, along with his wife, Ilene Glick Barkan. Tonight’s celebration was truly special, as Trio da Paz and special guests were onstage with blended Brazilian bravura. Harry Allen, saxophonist, took the first solo, this second set, after a guitar introduction from Romero Lubambo. Joe Locke, on vibes, was featured next, and he’s never sounded better. Romero was back, with a soulful theme, and the finale returned to Harry Allen’s soaring sax.

The second piece, with a Brazilian Samba beat, first featured Romero, in sparkling, melting phrases. Harry Allen took full measure of this opportunity on his sax, before Joe Locke took off, double tempo, on vibes. Brazilian Samba is one of the most engaging dance rhythms, and tonight the audience was enthralled, as the Trio and sax caught up with the vibes, and the entire band whirled into Rio. Maucha Adnet was now onstage, with her authentically sultry lyrics by Jobim. Duduka Da Fonseca kept his percussive sticks close to the drums’ metal for a soft clavé beat. Harry Allen came in on Maucha’s theme, and a vocal-sax duo ensued in “Off Key” and “Desafinado”, from English to Portuguese.

More songs by Jobim followed, punctuated with Duduka’s lively, accented brushes and Nilson Matta’s buoyant bass. In fact, Nilson led the next piece, after Todd’s birthday song, and Romero and Duduka joined in for a pure “Trio da Paz” moment. Nilson’s long bass solo added straight jazz and a racing theme, followed by Romero on the same theme, then by Duduka in the spotlight. Soon Joe Locke was back, and his lengthy riff was broken only by Duduka’s brushes, and a “Round Midnight” sound enveloped the Club. Romero took the theme, then Joe, then Nilson, and the music became exotic and gripping. Duduka ended the piece with vibrant, steady clavé. For the finale, Nilson added a tambourine to the introduction, and Harry Allen returned. Straight jazz exploded, and Joe Locke went wild on vibes, dancing onstage with the music. Deep, driven dynamics closed the set.

Check the Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website for future dates and artists.



Harry Allen on Tenor Saxophone
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Joe Locke on Vibes
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Joe Locke on Vibes
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Harry Allen on Tenor Saxophone
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Nilson Matta on Bass
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Duduka Da Fonseca on Drums
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Trio da Paz
with Maucha Adnet and Harry Allen
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Maucha Adnet on Vocals
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Romero Lubambo on Guitar
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Nilson Matta on Bass
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Nilson Matta on Bass
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Duduka Da Fonseca on Drums
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Joe Locke on Vibes
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Nilson Matta on Bass
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Todd Barkan and Ilene Glick Barkan at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Desmond Prass and Duduka Da Fonseca at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Maucha Adnet and Duduka Da Fonseca
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Duduka Da Fonseca and Adriano Santos at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Nilson Matta, Todd Barkan, Joe Locke at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower






For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net