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Dwitza

9 Jan 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 5 Mar 2002
  • Label: whatmusic.com
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Whatmusic.com
  • Total Length: 51:00
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  • ASIN: B002QFZ88G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,179 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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Amazon.com: 7 reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Se Tem alguem que vive de musica , grande musica... 16 Mar 2002
By Peppino - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
..Eh Ed Motta!
It is always a pleasure to follow the musical progress of Ed Motta, and I cannot believe he is not recognised as a MAJOR musical force in the United States ...the marketing of "WORLD MUSICS" should have been a breakthrough for "EM", but this has not happened*YET*!).
I think he is TOO much a "force of nature",in that he renders most OTHER pop musics to triviality..
-- NEVER will you hear pop musics that contain high level jazz-style soloing, and arrangements worthy of being called some of the most delicious in all popular style musics as in the world of "Edmottiana".
- For my tastes,He even eclipsed Steely Dan for his hybridization of complex musical gestures mixing with danceable grooves and memorable compositional "hooks"-.
Edzinho's musical vision , I feel, is FAR more advanced than most musicos, as he is a TRUE FAN of so many musical styles, and he has sucessfully "cannibalised" all styles into a personal musical statement. You hear the influences ring in the compositions, but the final result is ED Motta ...P>NOW , to this cd, which represents a new progresssion in the Ed Motta songbook, a deliberate departure from commercial styles.
This cd is rendering sounds of samba-jazz,
ballads featuring jazz comping guitar,
Latino (with a wonderful tounge-in cheek reference to OYE COMO Va, Santana version on "Coisas Naturais"),
showtune/movie musics,.. and even French Waltz-Musette!
Ed Motta is the first "cat" since Donny Hathaway(who i feel "EM" vocal style MOST resembles, ironically)to use the Wurlitzer electric piano in a tasteful manner ...I really enjoy the musical path Ed Motta has opened, it would be easier to list the musics he is NOT influenced by than to mention the sounds that seem closest to his heart!
Also , must give a WORD ABOUT the musical "company" he keeps, suffice to say- he collaborates the services of legend Jota Moraes(vibes and piano/teclados)or
Paulinho Guitarra, who can sound like EVERY guitarist Steely Dan has ever used(on this cd, listen to his Skunk Baxter/Denny Dias solo on the Steely Dan influenced blues, "Unduria"!)
Teco Cardoso plays some 60s jazz baritone sax - "BLACKJAZZ" variety, not "Gerry Mulligan style", (risos) on the simmering "Malumbulo"!
As usual, Edzinho sings/scats full of emotion and passion for musics-- a true music enthusiast cannot sound any other way..., it is obvious how much EM loves musics,his heart is afame with passion...>I forget which faixa, but there is even a humorous interlude with brass choir that sounds influenced by Frank Zappa's "Waka Jawaka" period jazzrock!
Fans of Ed's "funk" recordings will be perplexed at first, I believe, but the sounds will eventually envelope you completely!
1 million stars-- ...Ed Motta goes beyond musical convention into a space we can only call his own...
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Courageous Work 19 Aug 2002
By Edna Lopes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What a shame boys!!!
Envy, ignorance and cowardice are bad feelings to have.
Ed Motta is one of the most respected artist in Brazil by both the general public and critics. We are proud of him!
Azymuth and Banda Black Rio are masterpieces but you will not find among them at least two extraordinary soundtrack inspired songs: Valse au Beurre Blanc and Madame Pela Umburgo. Dwitza is a courageuos work in these difficult times we live in.
Should we not listen to Anthony Braxton than, because of Eric Dolphy' s music or ignore Tom Jobim because of Villa-Lobos (hey, "music fans" have you heard about Villa?) and not even dare to enjoy Steely Dan's music intelligence because of the Beatles innovations? What a Silly thought!
Dwitza is a classic, time will tell.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Incredible stuff! 2 Sep 2002
By Moe Greene - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The CD is incredible -- one of the best that I've heard in the past decade, and I listen to a lot of Brazilian music. Ed Motta, once an R&B superstar in Brazil, has reinvented himself as a more serious, more contemplative, jazz-based vocalist with incredible talent. Ed's been steeping himself in classic work from the 60s and 70s for years, but it's rarely shown up in his music until now -- and Dwitza marks a huge departure from Ed's previous work, the kind of "instant classic" album that has reintroduced him as a viable artist with years of creative work to come. Not only that, the record has tremendous global appeal -- one that stretches far past its Portugues lyrics -- as Ed's worked out a musical palette so rich and soulful it easily bridges the gaps between cultures. A real treasure, and one I know I'll be listening to for decades to come.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Almost a genius 11 Sep 2002
By Antonio C Miguel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In almost 14 years, since his great debut, with the album and group "Conexao Japeri", Ed Motta's music grew a lot. And his last CD, "Dwitza", it's the perfect and delicous proof of it. We could call it Brazilian jazz, with many approachs, from samba to funk and valse. The compositions show how Ed mixes his many influences and find an original way, from Charles Mingus to Tom Jobim, from Korngold to Ary Barroso...The musicians are superb, and Ed is doing a great job, specially in the electric piano and in his scat singing.
Yes, we're tired of people using the word genius to everyone, but Ed Motta, at 31 years old, deserves this adjective.
Listen to "Dwitza" with free mind...
antonio
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A collage of clichés! 13 July 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What an horrible album! It's not an original creation, it's simply a collage of cliches. A little bit of Azymuth here, a lot of Crusaders there, a lot of Steely Dan elsewhere. This man has no creativity at all. C'mon, give me a break. All tracks sound dated and stereotyped. This man needs to go back home and find his own musical identity and develop it. Urgently!
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