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Cidinho Teixeira & Friends at Zinc Bar

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Cidinho Teixeira & Friends
(Teixeira Website)
Cidinho Teixeira on Piano
Itaiguara Brandao on Bass
Fabiana Masili on Vocals and Triangle
Mauricio Zottarelli on Drums

At Zinc Bar
www.zincbar.com
82 West 3rd Street
(btw. Thompson & Sullivan)
New York NY 10012
212-477-ZINC (9462)

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
January 9, 2011


Tonight was my first experience at Zinc Bar. When you walk into the Bar, you’re immediately struck by the gorgeous stage, understated, but with a spotlight on the fascinatingly designed, rust-black, painted Sauter piano, which sounds as fabulous as it looks. Zinc is a long, dim bar, open unusually late on the weekends, even by Village jazz standards. This Sunday night was reserved for Cidinho Teixeira & Friends, a weekly Brazilian jazz event, and he brought Itaiguara Brandao on bass, Fabiana Masili on vocals, triangle, and exotic Latin shaker, and Mauricio Zottarelli on drums.

Teixera’s music isn’t the Jobim sort of sultry mix, but, rather, a popping hot, contemporary sound, with pronounced dissonant tempos. Repetitive phrases have inherent Sambas and Bossas, but you have to listen for them at first. Later in the set, they were more showcased. The set seemed to be original music, but decidedly in sync with Rio rhythmics. When Fabiana Masili showed up, her onstage chemistry with Teixeira was lively, picking up the mood and momentum. Ms. Masili is native Brazilian, as are all the members of tonight’s band, and they created a mini-Carnivale the moment they merged. Ms. Masili’s Portuguese lyrics were vibrant and vivacious, and soon she was singing, shaking Latin percussion, and tapping a triangle, to add to the energy of the event.

Ms. Masili sang scat and staccato notes, while Teixeira tore up the keys. When the jazz blended with traditional Sambas, the piano’s melodic potential was showcased. Itaiguara Brandao was expressive on bass, with pronounced earthy solos, while Mauricio Zottarelli used his drums to full effect, to the delight of their weekly fans. The crowd seemed like “regulars”, who stop by to see who Teixeira is featuring onstage, and as I left, more fans were streaming in. After all, Teixeira does three sets each Sunday, and this had been just the first. The final set would end about 2 AM. If you like late night jazz, check out the Zinc Bar Website for Upcoming Events.



Zinc Bar New York
Courtesy of Marco Losavio


Sauter Piano at Zinc Bar
Courtesy of Marco Losavio


Itaiguara Brandao on Bass
and Fabiana Masili on Vocals
Courtesy of Marco Losavio


Cidinho Teixeira on Piano
Courtesy of Marco Losavio


Mauricio Zottarelli on Drums
Courtesy of Marco Losavio


Itaiguara Brandao on Bass
and Fabiana Masili on Triangle
Courtesy of Marco Losavio


Cidinho Teixeira on Piano
Courtesy of Marco Losavio


Itaiguara Brandao on Bass and
Mauricio Zottarelli on Drums
Courtesy of Marco Losavio



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