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It’s Official! Sorte! 2019 Grammy Certificate

Look what came in the mail today.  The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Certificate for Sorte! for being nominated for the Best Latin Jazz Album.  Sorte! is the second Grammy Award Nomination John Finbury has received. About Sorte! The music of John Finbury featuring...

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Up Close and Personal Interview With Thalma de Freitas

In an exclusive interview with Bossa Magazine, Thalma answered a variety of questions and gave us the highlights of her professional life. Thalma, when and why did you start playing? There's an old tape recording of me making up a song when I was like 2 or 3,...

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Sorte! Sound Garden Review

Varieties! At first glance, before listening to it, by looking at the international lineup that recorded this album, we can assume that it is great music. Namely, these are the names that guarantee a good blend of Brazilian music and jazz: singer-songwriter Thalma...

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John Finbury an Unlikely Grammy Honoree

He is a 67-year-old lawyer, a partner in the Haverhill, Mass., firm his father founded. But on Sunday he’ll be at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, waiting to hear if Sorte! Music by John Finbury wins the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, a category pitting...

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Andover Man Up For Grammy

Jazz harmonies marry Latin rhythms in Merrimack Valley man's music ANDOVER — John Finbury sat at and played the piano, his fingers coaxing jazz harmonies from the 1903 Steinway in his Andover living room. Delicate nostalgia and modern currents emerged from the...

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Latin Jazz Network Review of Sorte!

Sorte! – John Finbury ft. Thalma De Freitas Two albums into his worshipful “Brasilian sojourn” John Finbury has written six new songs that further declare his abject love for Brasil with a third (Brasilian) album, Sorte!. This time around the music includes lyrics...

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Downbeat Beyond

John Finbury, the only American in this bunch, is a Massachusetts based pianist and songwriter who caused something of a stir in 2016 when a song of his was nominated for a Latin Grammy. His new recording, Sorte! (Greenflash; 28:46 ♦ ♦ ♦ ½), is a collaboration with...

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Michael’s Jazz Blog Review

Today’s album “Sorte!” comes from composer John Finbury and singer-lyricist Thalma de Freitas. John Finbury is a lawyer and musician from Andover, Massachusetts, who become well known in 2016 when he was earning a Latin Grammy nomination for his song “A Chama...

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MWE3.com Presents an Interview With John Finbury

The colorful and exciting sound of Brazilian music seems to be a perennial favorite not only with jazzers but also World Music fans into sublime, guitar-centric music. A good example of the elegance and music magic of contemporary 21st century Brazilian music is...

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Jazz Weekly – John Finbury: Sorte!

Gorgeous modern Brazilian sounds are delivered in this mature session by a collection of superstars. Bassist John Patitucci, percussionist Airto Moreira, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and guitarist Chico Pinheiro join in with the sweet voice of Thalma De Freitas,...

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Back To Brazil: Part Two

John Finbury is a Yank pianist and songwriter whose compositions sound as if they had been written by one of the great MPB (Popular Brazilian Music) composers. Sorte! (Luck) (Green Flash Music) features the definition of an all-star rhythm section—bassist John...

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JOHN FINBURY Featuring THALMA DE FREITAS, Sorte!

Although veteran composer John Finbury surprised the Latin music scene a few years ago with a Latin Grammy Song of the Year nomination for “A Chama Verde” and vocalist-lyricist Thalma De Freitas is a household name in her native Brazil, it’s a good bet most...

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Jazz Interview with Jazz Composer John Finbury

Interview with John Finbury: My experience and emotions are inevitably captured in my music: Video, CD cover Jazz interview with jazz composer John Finbury. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what...

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Evocative songs delivered with passion and personality

On Sorte! (meaning Luck!), the relaxing contemporary Latin bossas of Massachusetts-based composer John Finbury are brought to life by Afro-Brazilian singer, songwriter and actress Thalma de Freitas with an all-star cast of musicians. Finbury has been writing music...

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Sorte! Vinyl Edition 45 RPM

Finbury’s latest MBP album “Sorte!”, in collaboration with Brazilian singer-songwriter Thalma de Freitas was released in May 2019. With music by John and lyrics and vocals by Thalma, they recorded six original songs at The Powerstation Studios in New York City,...

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