Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Brazilian Music Book


The Brazilian Music Book:
Brazil's Singers, Songwriters, and Musicians Tell the
Story of Bossa Nova, MPB, and Brazilian Jazz and Pop

by Chris McGowan

Journalist Chris McGowan has covered Brazilian music for Billboard magazine, The Huffington Post, and his own The Brazilian Sound blog, and co-authored multiple editions of the definitive reference book on the subject—The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil. Along the way, he has interviewed many of the most important and influential legends of Brazilian music. Here are revealing conversations with iconic figures in Brazilian music such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Milton Nascimento, Airto Moreira, Dori Caymmi, Laurindo Almeida, Antonio Adolfo, Djavan, Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Cristina Braga, Jovino Santos Neto, Luciana Souza and Lenine. 

A Kindle edition (readable on iPad, Galaxy, PCs and Macs with the free kindle app) is available now; a paperback version will be available soon.

Kindle editions (in English) from Amazon:







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The Brazilian Music Book by Chris McGowan is an involving work thanks to the insight of the author, his integrity and his deep love for Brazilian music. It is a book destined for success and hope to see it translated into Portuguese as soon as possible."Turibio Santosclassical guitarist and artistic director of the Vale do Café music festival.

"The Brazilian Music Book has a fine line-up of guests for a grand series of sessions with timely commentary and historical insight. This volume is of the same quality as The Brazilian Sound and a great complement to that now standard work."Charles A. Perrone, Professor of Portuguese and Director of Brazilian Studies, University of Florida

"The Brazilian Music Book is an excellent resource for anyone who loves Brazilian music (and who doesn’t?). This is a fine collection of first-person stories told by some the composers, arrangers and musicians responsible for creating the contemporary sound of Brazil. I highly recommend it. It provides the ideal backstory to the stories told by the music." Jovino Santos Neto, composer, pianist and educator


Contact: authorjcmcgowan@yahoo.com
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