Although the urban landscape is not what comes immediately to mind when one thinks of Brazil, guitarist Daniel Santiago has managed to fuse the lush tropical essence of his native country with the sophisticated energy of it's vibrant cities on his second release for Adventure Music, Metropole. A key member of acclaimed young mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda's Quintet, Daniel Santiago has assembled his own strong quartet of players for Metropole, which features a dozen of the guitarist's own compositions. While firmly rooted in the traditional Brazilian musical ethos that earned Santiago praise from such legendary artists as Hermeto Pascoal, Toninho Horta and Guinga, the music on Metropole is jazz at it's best-loose, open, and collaborative, improvisational and innovative. In addition to his work with Adventure Music label mate Hamilton de Holanda's Quintet, Santiago has performed throughout the world with such internationally acclaimed musicians as Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins, Djavan and Seo Jorge. His Adventure Music debut, On the Way (2007) was lauded by Jazziz as a "striking debut." He will rejoin de Holanda on the mandolinist's upcoming Brasilianos II which will be released later this year on Adventure Music.
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