It’s New Music Monday on Lunchtime! with Arturo Gómez! Tune in on Monday, September 11 at noon to hear new music by the following artists.

Mafalda Minnozzi: “Natural Impression”
Vocalist, fashionista, and chef, Mafalda is Italian born however, her soul is Brazilian which is why she lives several months each year in São Paulo, Brasil as well as in her homeland of Italia when she is not on tour. Her accompanist for over 20 years is the gifted guitarist Paul Ricci, an Italian American from Brooklyn who is also her producer, arranger, and music director. For their newest recording, Mafalda and Paul pulled out all the stops by inviting a few of jazz’s best musicians to record, Joe Locke-vibes, Don Byron-clarinet-John Patitucci-bass, and others. The pianist on “Natural Impression” is the Brazilian stand-out Helo Alves. Minnozzi sings em portigués, Italiano, English and Castellano(Spanish), recorded in New York City, Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo.  A magnificent outing.

Bob Holz: “Holz-Stathis Collaborative”
The drummer Bob Holz is one of those many musicians of jazz that despite playing and recording for decades with the finest talents in jazz and other genres, is not a very well-known name to the average fan. Originally from Syracuse, Bob attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston where after graduating he began his professional career. For his latest album, Bob reunited 3 former Mahavishnu Orchestra members:  John McLaughlinJean-Luc Ponty and Ralphe Armstrong plus 2 former Weather Report percussionists: percussionists Airto Moreira and Alex Acuña. Moreover, Holz has another amazing invitee: Randy Brecker-trumpet. A powerful release!

Ivan Lins: “My Heart Speaks”
For Resonance Records producer George Klabin, this album-two years in the making is a dream come true because he’s been a fan of Ivan Lins for over 50 years and has an extensive collection of his albums which include many never released outside of Brazil. George commissioned vocalist Jane Monheit who appears on 1 track to compose English lyrics for 2 of Ivan’s instrumentals. Other vocals tracks are performed by Denver’s own, Dianne Reeves and the rising star, Tawanda. Randy Brecker sits in for 1 track dedicated to Miles Davis, a long-time friend of Ivan Lins. Most followers of Brazilian music consider Lins to be the best composer after Antonio Carlos Jobim and this album proves that statement!

Now in its 21st year of debuting the latest arrivals to the KUVO Jazz library, many of them are played ahead of their official release date. In addition to the music comments, I’ll provide a few tidbits about the artist, if it’s a new or an up-and-coming artist. It all begins at noon every Monday.

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